Release notes — Version 6.2.00 of CMF MONITOR
BMC is releasing version 6.2.00 of the CMF MONITOR product.
This section summarizes the changes or new features in this release:
New short-term and trending data
MainView for z/OS and CMF MONITOR views now display additional short-term and trending data, including:
- Capacity group activity over time
- Central electronics complex (CEC) and capacity group usage over time
- Information about multiple intervals for capacity groups and CECs
- MSU utilization, interval MSU per hour, and defined capacity of LPARs
- Percentage of active and available frames for the system, the system unreferenced interval count (UIC), and paging rates
- All delay reasons for intervals
In addition, all short-term views now support Single System Image (SSI) mode.
Updates to the following views support the enhancement:
- LPARGRP and LPARCEC now display information about multiple intervals. The views are no longer summary views. New summary views (LPARGRPZ and LPARCECZ) are available.
- LPARGRPS and LPARGRSZ now display the name of the CEC on which an LPAR is running.
- JDELAYS and JDELAYSZ now display all delay reasons. In addition, the views display the percentage of the interval that was delayed due to the delay reason.
- Short-term system views (SYSOVERS, SYSOVRSZ, SYSPERFS, and SYSPRFSZ) now display paging rates, the average UIC, and the percentage of central and fixed frames.
The following new views support the enhancement:
Displays information about MSU utilization for capacity groups over one or more intervals
If the information is summarized over more than four hours, the view also displays the 4HRA of capacity groups.
Displays information about MSU utilization for CECs over one or more intervals
If the information is summarized over more than four hours, the view also displays the 4HRA of CECs.
|Display the MSU utilization of capacity groups and their 4HRA during an interval|
Display short-term data about jobs that are using and delayed by processors, including, the percentage of the interval that was delayed, and the main delay reason
Display short-term data about jobs, including, page-in rates, and system frame and auxiliary slot usage
Display short-term data about frame usage of system areas (such as CSA and SQA)
Reducing CSA usage for the CMF Extractor
MainView for z/OS and CMF MONITOR are reducing common storage area (CSA) usage for the CMF Extractor by reallocating device sampler data to the 64-bit common memory objects. This change reduces the amount of 31-bit CSA usage by approximately 256 bytes for each device that the device samplers use in Continuous Performance Monitoring (CPM) and Intermittent Performance Monitoring (IPM) modes.
The CMF STATUS command now includes information about memory object storage usage. For more information, see
Support for data maps
You can use table data maps (TDMs) and data maps with the MainView History Extraction utility (BBM9MD73) to enable third-party products to analyze MainView history data:
- Data maps describe the fields in the history record entries (REs) for the product.
- The TDM lists all of the data maps for the product.
The TDM for this product lists the following data maps:
BBDUCE0C 0C MVMVS* 1 |Wait Use Record Map (WAUR) BBDUCE02 02 MVMVS* 0 |Job Step Record Map (JSRE) BBDUCE09 09 MVMVS 0 |HSM Delay Record Map (HSRE) BBDUCE10 10 MVMVS* 1 |Address Space Record Map (ADRE) BBDUCE18 18 MVMVS* 1 |Device Record Map (DLRE) BBDUCE2E 2E MVMVS 0 |Data Set Record Map (DSRE) BBDUCE20 20 MVMVS 0 |Coupling Facility Record Map (CFRE) BBDUCE21 21 MVMVS* 1 |System Summary Record Map (SLRE) BBDUCE34 34 MVMVS 0 |UNIX Process Record Map (UPRE) BBDUCE48 48 MVMVS 0 |WLM Addr Space/Enclave Record Map (MTRE) BBDUCE49 49 MVMVS 0 |WLM Enclave Classification Record Map(MCRE) BBDUCE50 50 MVMVS 0 |XCF Path Record Map (XPRE) BBDUCE51 51 MVMVS 0 |XCF System Record Map (XSRE)
The TDM member for this product, BBDTDM, is located in the BBACTDEF data set. The data map members are located in the BBMAP data set.
For more information about TDMs, data maps, and the History Extraction utility, see the following:
Previously released enhancements
This release also incorporates all SPE releases for CMF MONITOR version 6.1:
|SPE||Associated technical bulletin|
|Support for five-digit device numbers|
|Support for product administration with EZADMIN|
|Support for tenant resource classes (TRCs) and tenant resource groups (TRGs) that were introduced with Container Pricing for IBM Z|
|Ability to view the DCSTAT view in SSI mode|
|Ability to record and report the encryption status of coupling facility (CF) structures|
|Ability to report resource-group memory limits and indicate Honor Priority for service classes|
|Support for asynchronous system-managed duplexing of CF lock structures|
|Support for 2-GB memory frames|
This section lists issues that remain open in this release.
|S0C4 abends might occur when restarting a CPM or IPM session with the ENQUEUE Sampler||BQM1495|
You should apply this PTF after installing version 6.2 of the product.
Installation, maintenance, and migration
You install CMF MONITOR by using the Installation System. For information about installation and maintenance, see the .
To install a product, always use the most recent version of the Installation System:
- To determine the most recent version number, see the most recent .
- To determine the version number of your current Installation System, see the title line on the Installation System Main Menu.
If you prefer physical installation media instead of downloaded images, request physical media from your BMC sales representative. Contact information is available on the BMC website.
FMID and version information
You can obtain product, solution, and component information (FMIDs, codes, and versions) in the following ways:
- View the generated installation JCL member $176APLF.
To search the file, search on the word FORFMID.
- View one of the following reports:
You can also access these reports anytime from , as follows:
Go to the page on Support Central, or select Mainframe Installation from the Downloads & Products menu.
Click Product codes and FMIDs.
Click one of the listed reports.
When you migrate the software, consider the following items:
- This release requires Version 2.2 or above of the IBM z/OS system.
- To use the new and updated views, you must recustomize LPARGRP and LPARCEC.
Remove any previously specified CSA parameters on the REPORT statement for the CMF Extractor.
BMC recommends omitting the CSA parameter, or specifying the default values. When you specify the defaults, the product dynamically allocates memory objects, and the Extractor can allocate the 31-bit CSA in small chunks, as required. For more information, see
Refresh CMF API modules to version 6.2.
In support of 64-bit storage, the CMF API modules have changed. The API modules that are typically copied to a linklist data set must be refreshed with the 6.2 version modules. Otherwise, you might not receive the requested data when using CMF MONITOR APIs. For more information, see