Omegamon also has historical reporting, but it has to be set up and is
usually implemented as a wrap around file that limits the amount of history
available. If you end up using it, the Omegamon/Classic History is much
more detailed than the CUA history. Unfortunately, there is not a batch
reporting component, only online. This is basically SMF 110 transaction
The CPSM HTASK history table will work well in small shops. In large
shops (hundreds of regions), I would think you would want to be EXTREMELY
careful about HTASK queries. After seeing the impact of CPSM queries
against large resource tables across a large set of regions (1M+ rows returned),
you can have Paging/AUX storage problems in a storage constrained
environment. Our production environment (300+ regions) has lugubrious
amounts of storage and can sustain a large query, but Omegamon still squawks
from all the extra ICE's/AID's generated to satisfy the queries (can safely be
ignored for the CMAS's). In our development environment (2-way Sysplex and
100+ regions), we are not so lucky and the CPSM QUExxxx dataspace will consume
all available real storage. Fortunately, the CPSM dataspaces will grow and
expand to meet the requirements, but unfortuately will not shrink when the need
subsides. The HTASK table is a clone of the TASK table and is basically
SMF 110 detail.
TMON seems to have the nicest history tool I have had the opporuntity to
work with. The batch reporting is also very nice. This also looks
like SMF 110 transaction detail. If I remember right TMON also had some
other summary history data available by hour and day.
I have not had any "hands on" with Mainview/CICS history or CICS/PA,
so can't really comment there.
If it is transaction detail history you are using to do the problem
diagnosis with, your SMF 110's can still be used (SAS, MICS, MXG or RYO).
Wish list. It would be nice if the stats interval could trigger
the capture and recording of interval data equivalent to DFHSTUP reporting
(both basic reports and the sample DFH0STXR Extract program's events).
Being able to reference this "after the fact" during a research session
would provide visibility into other conditions not apparent from the transaction
detail. This would be similar in concept to RMF Monitor III data for
reviewing delay events. Then again, if you have this set up, you can
manually run DFHSTUP for the same period. I guess I'm just lazy and want
it done for me...
In a message dated 11/2/2007 7:29:22 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
I’d be surprised if
Omegamon doesn’t have historical reporting. I know Tmon does, as well as
CPSM. My personal favorite is MAINVIEW for CICS from BMC which has tons
of information in history and is used regularly by our customers for just this
Dev director for MAINVIEW
[mailto:CICS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
Of john clean
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 2:07
Subject: problem investigation -
Sometimes there is a problem occured on cics, and then
it is solved some time later automatically. Is there any method or tools for
investigating what happened at the problem time. What is the causer of the
problem. I have omegamon monitoring product. But it seems it is online
monitoring tool. After the problem is solved there is nothing found in the
omegamon about the problem. I think Performance Analyzer product may helpful
in this case. Is there anyone having experience about this subject?