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Creating an SSI context definition

Note

The predefined SSI context ALL can be used to view data from all systems and products that are recognized by the local CAS. The predefined SSI context CURRSYS can be used to view data from all target systems running on the local system. If the ALL or CURRSYS context meets the needs of your site, you do not need to define an SSI context.

BMC recommends that you complete this procedure on each system where you want views to display SSI contexts of data.

To create an SSI context definition

  1. From the MainView Selection Menu, select option P, Plex Manager. The EZPLEX menu is displayed.
  2. On the EZPLEX menu, under Administration, position the cursor on Context Definition and press Enter to display the CONDEF view, as shown below.

    Note

    When you display CONDEF on a system for the first time, only the predefined ALL and CURRSYS context definitions exist in default member 00.

    ddmmmyyyy  hh:mm:ss ------- MainView WINDOW INTERFACE (Vv.r.mm) ------------
    COMMAND  ===>                                               SCROLL ===> PAGE
    CURR WIN ===> 1        ALT WIN ===>
     W1 =CONDEF==========SYSC=====*========(00 BROWSE        )====PLEXMGR==D===1
    CMD SSI      Description                              Number_of Filter
    --- Context- -----------                              Filters-- #1----
        ALL      All target systems (predefined)                  1 TGTNAME=*
        CURRSYS  Targets on local system (predefined)             1 %2 = %6
  3. On the COMMAND line, type EDIT and press Enter to obtain the edit lock.
  4. On the COMMAND line, type ADD and press Enter to display the Add Context Definition dialog, as shown below.
                            Add Context Definition 
     COMMAND ===>                                               SCROLL ===> PAGE
     Context Identification:
      SSI Context 
      Description 
     Inclusion Filters: (Target included if ANY are true)
      1
      2
      3
      4
      5
      6
      7
      8
     Substitution parms to be used in filters
      %1=TGTNAME %2=TGTSYSTEM %3=TGTPRODUCT 
      %4=TGTSEVER %5=TGTDESC %6=CURRSYSTEM
    
     END to exit saving changes
     CANCEL to exit without saving changes
     HELP to view related help
     RESET to reset to initial data


    On the Add Context Definition dialog, you specify one or more filter conditions that select the target systems and MainView products to be included in the SSI context.

    You can use z/OS system symbols (&SYSNAME, &SMFID, and so on) in the SSI Context and Description fields.


  5. As shown in the example below, complete the dialog as follows:
    1. Enter a one- to eight-alphanumeric name for your SSI context.
    2. Provide a description of up to 40 characters.
    3. Specify one to eight target systems to be included in the SSI context by using inclusion filters. When the inclusion filters are used by a view, they are ORed together. Individual filters can include multiple criteria that include the AND operator. Each line is one filter. To help save space in a filter definition, you can use the substitution parameters that are shown on the dialog. The inclusion filters are explained in the online Help. For a description of the fields on this dialog, press the Help key.
                               Add Context Definition 
       COMMAND ===>                                           SCROLL ===> PAGE
      
       Context Identification:
        SSI Context CMFABC
        Description CMF ON MVSA, MVSB, MVSC
       Inclusion Filters: (Target included if ANY are true)
        1 (TGTPRODUCT IN (CMF,PLEXMGR)) AND (%2 in (MVSA,MVSB,MVSC))
        2
        3
        4
        5
        6
        7
        8
       Substitution parms to be used in filters
        %1=TGTNAME %2=TGTSYSTEM %3=TGTPRODUCT 
        %4=TGTSEVER %5=TGTDESC %6=CURRSYSTEM
      
       END to exit saving changes
       CANCEL to exit without saving changes
       HELP to view related help
       RESET to reset to initial data
  6. Press the END key to return to the CONDEF view.
  7. On the COMMAND line, type SAVE and press Enter to save the information.
  8. On the COMMAND line, type INStall and press Enter to dynamically activate the new SSI context definition.
  9. Proceed as follows:
    • If all CASs share the same BBPARM parameter library, repeat steps 2, 3, and 8 for each CAS.

    • If each CAS has a unique BBPARM parameter library, repeat steps 1 through 8 for each CAS.

  10. (optional) If you want the local CAS to use a new SSI context definition that you just installed, take the following steps:

    Note

    The name of the default BBPARM member containing SSI context definitions has a suffix of 00. If you updated this member, you do not need to perform the following procedure.

    1. Display the CASDEF view and obtain the edit lock.
    2. On the COMMAND line, type CHAnge and press Enter.
    3. Modify the value in the ConDef Suffix field of the Change CAS System Definition dialog to be the two-digit value of the SSI context definition member that you want the local CAS to use.
    4. Enter the END  command to return to the CASDEF view.
    5. On the COMMAND line, type SAVE and press Enter to save the update in the CAS definition member in the BBPARM library.
    6. On the COMMAND line, type INStall and press Enter to immediately update the local CAS with the new SSI context definition member. The local CAS will now use the new SSI context definition member that you specified.
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