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MainView for CICS
MainView for CICS when monitoring the CICS Transaction Gateway
The CTGCICS view displays correct information excepted for APPLID and Jobname values which are blank depending on the starting order of BBI-SS PAS, CTGs and CICS control regions.
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CICS CICS Gateway Curr Total Avg. Comms IPIC S-O-R XLUW XA
APPLID Jobname APPLID Reqs Reqs Resp. Prtcl Status Reqs Reqs Req
CTGS1 0 1 0.264 IPIC UNAVAILABLE 1 0
CTGS1 0 0 0.000 IPIC NOTSTARTED 0 0
CTGS1 0 25 0.343 IPIC AVAILABLE 25 0
CTGS1 0 2 0.975 IPIC UNAVAILABLE 0 0
CICSCRE2 CICSCRE2 CTGS1 0 181 0.425 IPIC AVAILABLE 164 0
CICSCRE3 CICSCRE3 CTGS1 0 181 0.419 IPIC AVAILABLE 0 0
Requests that arrive from Web servers are in CTG/ECI. The protocol used between CTG servers and CICS regions is IPIC. Connections between CTG servers and CICS are made at the first request that arrives from a Web server.
As long as there is no request on a CICS, the CTG server does not see the CICS that is for the CTG server, in the "NOT STARTED" status even if the CICS is started.
There are two cases, depending on existing connections when starting the BBI-SS PAS:
1. If the CTG server had current connections with some CICS regions, the status is AVAILABLE. MVCICS sees the CICS correctly and displays the APPLID as well, even after the daily CICS stop/restart.
2. If the CTG server did not have any connection in progress with some CICS regions, the status is NOT STARTED. MVCICS does not display the CICS APPLID, even if connections have been made in the meantime between the CTG server and the CICS, which then changes to AVAILABLE status.
Please check the ctg.ini file and add the following parameters for each of the IPICSERVER definitions: