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1 HORIZONT 1 XINFO ® The IT Information System A brief description of all components HORIZONT Software for Datacenters Garmischer Str. 8 D München Tel ++49(0)89 / XINFO

2 HORIZONT 2 XINFO ® Table of Contents This presentation gives the user / administrator a comprehensive overview of XINFOs components. Server Dialogs Scanners

3 HORIZONT 3 XINFO ® Server JCL SMF IMS DB2 Cobol etc. Space Files SAP Scheduler JCL SMF IMS DB2

4 HORIZONT 4 XINFO ® Server - Overview XINFO has two different server types – One for z/OS (DB2), the other for distributed systems (Oracle or MS-SQL). Most customers decision is based only on commercial arguments. However, there are significant functional differences between XINFO z/OS and the distributed versions. z/OSDistributed OS for XINFO Serverz/OSWindows RDBMSDB2ORACLE (any OS) or MS- SQL (Windows) Supported dialogsISPF, Windows PC-Client, Eclipse Windows PC-Client, Eclipse Multi Client SupportYes (incl. RACF Exit)- Table- and Display ManagerYes (ISPF Program)- IT ChartsYes (with PC-Client)-

5 HORIZONT 5 XINFO ® Which Server? – Some arguments XINFO z/OS - Our users want ISPF dialog - We need to load data from multiple systems into one XINFO - We need to integrate our own data into XINFO - We want to adapt the default display to our needs - We want to use IT charts - We have (administrative) problems with the installation and maintenance of software on distributed systems - We use mainly z/OS scanners XINFO decentralized - We have no z/OS or want to abolish it - We must save z/OS CPU costs at any price - Our users do not have valid TSO user ids - I want a complete XINFO on my laptop (consultant solution) - We use mainly XINFO DS scanners

6 HORIZONT 6 XINFO ® Dialogs

7 HORIZONT 7 XINFO ® Dialogs Overview Often users preferences are the only decision-making criterion, although there are significant differences between the several dialog types. ISPFPC ClientEclipse Plugin OSz/OSWindows or Linux with Wine Integrated in Eclipse (RDz) Search criteriaPanels and free SQL Via key words BatchResult as listLists or HTML incl. graphs - Special functionsTWS Gendays, Datei and JCL Browse, Sort, Group etc. Datei and JCL Browse, Sort, Group, etc. Simple sort by columns Line commandsInternal (data) and external (any TSO command) Internal (data) and external (any Windows program) - Charts-Net and barcharts-

8 HORIZONT 8 XINFO ® Which Dialogs? – Some arguments ISPF - Our users can or want to work only with ISPF - We want to integrate your own TSO Utilities into the dialog - We want to create lists in batch mode without a PC report generator - We have (administrative) problems with the installation and maintenance of software on Windows systems PC-Client - Our users want or cannot use ISPF programs - We want to have charts like netplans und barcharts - We want to generate complex HTML documents - Our users do not have valid TSO userids (technical TSO user is required) Eclipse - Our users want to use Eclipse or RDz and they dont want to leave that development environment under any circumstances


10 HORIZONT 10 XINFO ® Scanner Scheduler Scanners under z/OS and DS (Distributed Systems) Scheduler Scanners Sourcecode Scanners, mainly z/OS, and Java DS Sourcecode Scanners z/OS Scanners like JCL, SMF, CICS etc.. z/OS Scanners DS Scanners like inventory, file system, SAP DS Scanners The choice of scanners essentially determines the value of XINFO. The scanners can be grouped as follows:

11 HORIZONT 11 XINFO ® Scheduler Scanners

12 HORIZONT 12 XINFO ® Scheduler Scanners - Examples Definition: Which jobs run on CPU "XYZ*"? Definition: Which jobs have the run cycle "DAILY"? Definition: I need a graph (netplan) with certain jobs Plan: Which jobs are scheduled to run today? History: Which jobs of owner "ABC" were executed last week, when and how did they run? The scheduler scanners typically analyze the definition database of the respective scheduler, and eventually plan data (daily schedule) and history (job starttimes and duration). Some typical queries:

13 HORIZONT 13 XINFO ® Scheduler Scanner – Functions The PC client displays complex job streams in a easy-to-read graphic, eg netplans. Special features like CA7 s, Control-M smart tables, Automic (UC4) plan hierarchy, TWS EQQADD are interpreted and resolved. Forecast: An administrator creates a batch forecast for a specific day, the user can integrate this information in his queries - Which jobs are planned to be executed? Multiple schedulers: Normally the schedulers dialogs work against one scheduler subsystem. XINFOs multi client support allows to load data from multiple scheduling subsystems into a single XINFO system. In addition to basic data XINFO scanners offer advanced features, far more than the standard scheduler dialog:

14 HORIZONT 14 XINFO ® Scheduler Scanner - Overview This chart shows the main data sources and functions of the scanners: OSDefintionPlanHistoryGraphicsOther A-Autoz/OSYes--Jobnet- APM/HS-5000z/OSYes--Jobnet, barchart- Bagjasz/OSYes--Jobnet- CA7z/OSYes--Various jobnets- CA-Schedulerz/OSYes--Job and forecastnet- Control-M z/OS, DS Yes- Job and tablenet, barchartForecast CronUnixYes---- StreamworksDSYes- Jobnet- TWS zz/OSYesCP, LTPYesJobnet, barchartGendays TWS dDSYes -Jobnet (def and plan)- Automic (UC4)DSYes Yes (Activities) YesJob and Plannet, barchartForecast Zekez/OSYes -Jobnet (def and plan)-

15 HORIZONT 15 XINFO ® Sourcecode Scanner

16 HORIZONT 16 XINFO ® Sourcecode Scanner - Basics Starting from the main program all sub-structures are analyzed, eg includes, procedures, external programs. Pre-processor instructions and assignments are dynamically resolved, eg program names in variables Database access is analyzed (DB2 EXEC SQL, IMS CBLTDLI and PLITDLI) A subsequent program analyzes independently of the language, eg COBOL program calls assembler routine. Development stages are resolved correctly. All results are based on the main program, regardless whether a call (SQL, CICS), or a declaration (file, variable) is done in the main program itself or in a subroutine to the n-th level A source code scanner analyzes an arbitrary number of PO libraries or source directories (Java):

17 HORIZONT 17 XINFO ® Sourcecode Scanner - Examples Which programs call a particular subroutine? Which programs write to a particular DB2 table? Which programs use CICS, DLI / IMS or dynamic SQL? Which programs use certain files? (in conjunction with the JCL scanner) Which programs call subroutines that have been created with an old compiler version? (In conjunction with the load module scanner) How many lines of code must been taken into account for a certain project? The following examples show that the information provided by the source code scanners is not only relevant to programmers:

18 HORIZONT 18 XINFO ® Sourcecode Scanner - Languages z/OS Assembler C COBOL Easytrieve PL/I Natural DS Java XINFO has scanners for following programming languages:

19 HORIZONT 19 XINFO ® Loadmodule Scanner When was the program linked? Which compiler version was used? Which modules are unusually large? Which modules where linked to the main program? Which programs have APF authorization? In addition to the source code scanners XINFO has a load module scanner, which analyzes the executable programs. Some examples:

20 HORIZONT 20 XINFO ® z/OS Scanner

21 HORIZONT 21 XINFO ® z/OS Scanner JCLJobs, PROCs and SYSIN JCL DB2DB2 system catalog DB2 CICSCSD file CICS IMSPSB and DBD IMS SMF SMF job/step runtimes, file usage, CICS transactions. SMF Space VTOC, VSAM, SMS, HSM, RMM or CA1, CA-Disk Space POPO member statistics and contents PO OutputBeta 93, CA Deliver or Control-D Output Only with z/OS scanners XINFO is a complete repository:

22 HORIZONT 22 XINFO ® JCL Scanner

23 HORIZONT 23 XINFO ® JCL Scanner - Basics The most important z/OS scanner is the JCL scanner. It analyzes any number of libraries containing JCL, PROCs, and data cards (SYSIN): Based on the jobs, all "sub-structures" are analyzed, eg includes, procedures, SYSIN. Standard and scheduler variables are resolved. SYSIN (instream and files) of standard utilities are interpreted, eg IDCAMS, DB2 utilities. Typical controller programs as well as customized programs are recognized and resolved, eg IKJEFT01, RUN PROGRAM DB2, IMS region controller DFSRRC00, Natural, and Earl. All (!) JCL parameters are analyzed and can be queried

24 HORIZONT 24 XINFO ® JCL Scanner – Examples Some examples - beyond usual standard queries: The JCL scanner analyzes DB start / stop commands and determines the affected tables. This allows you to find out which jobs are stopping or starting a certain DB2 table. Together with the IMS scanner, the JCL scanner analyzes which job uses which PSBs and which IMS databases are accessed through this PSB. This allows you to find out which jobs are using a certain IMS database. Together with the DB2 scanner, the JCL scanner analyzes which job uses which plan, DB2 utilities, tables and tablespaces. This allows you to find out which job uses a certain DB2 table. The JCL scanner can optionally handle any DD statements like SYSIN DD, means the content of the file is analyzed. This allows you to search for special commands, eg FTP.

25 HORIZONT 25 XINFO ® DB2 Scanner

26 HORIZONT 26 XINFO ® DB2 Scanner - Overview The DB2 scanner creates an extract of DB2s system catalog, and it analyzes the relationships between tables/views, jobs and program. The extract allows you to load the extracts of any number of DB2 subsystems into one XINFO and to query that data A further advantage of the extract is that the DB2 subsystems are not blocked in case of complex queries. The table-job-program analysis allows you to find out which DB2 tables are accessed by which jobs. See JCL Scanner for further details.JCL Scanner


28 HORIZONT 28 XINFO ® CICS Scanner - Overview The scanner analyzes the CICS CSD files (CICS system definition). Some query examples: Which programs belong to which transactions? Which programs run in a "remote CICS"? Which programs use key=CICS? Which data sets are used in which transactions? Which queues are used? Which DB2 subsystems are used? Which DB2 plans used? Which TCP / IP services use which ports?

29 HORIZONT 29 XINFO ® IMS Scanner

30 HORIZONT 30 XINFO ® IMS Scanner - Overview The scanner analyzes the IMS PSB and DBD binary objects and determines, together with the JCL scanner, relations between jobs, programs, PSBs and DBDs. The DBD analysis was extended with XINFO 3.4. It provides query capabilities across all DBD attributes such as access type (HDAM, HIDAM), segments, fields etc. It determines the transaction/PSB/program relation. This allows you to query which database is accessed in which jobs. With the Proc options you can also identify the type of access.

31 HORIZONT 31 XINFO ® SMF Scanner

32 HORIZONT 32 XINFO ® SMF Scanner - Overview The scanner analyzes SMF Dump Data Sets and creates detailed historical data program and job runs, file access, and CICS transactions. Exact start and end times, since XINFO 3.5 in hundredths of seconds. Delivers all important data such as CPU usage, EXCP, IO. The information is available on both step and job level. Since XINFO 3.4, CICS transactions and data are available - with 60 values, another 270(!) values can be added by the admin. Optional incremental update. Graphical representation of selected job run times in bar charts. The SMF data are a perfect data base for optimization of any kind, eg a daily top 10 list of programs with the highest CPU usage.

33 HORIZONT 33 XINFO ® Space Scanner

34 HORIZONT 34 XINFO ® Space Scanner - Overview The scanner analyzes space, SMS, VTOC, the data storage manager (HSM or CA-DISK) and the tape management system (RMM or CA1). VTOC: Physical file size of allocated and actually used disk space, STORCLAS, MGMTCLAS etc. Volumes: Allocated and actually used disk space, last backup etc. VSAM: Records, CA and CI splits etc. HSM (CA-Disk) Backup, Migrate etc. SMS: MGMTCLAS, STORCLAS, and DATACLAS RMM (CA1): Volume serial number, creation and expiration dates etc.

35 HORIZONT 35 XINFO ® PO Scanner

36 HORIZONT 36 XINFO ® PO Scanner - Overview The scanner analyzes any number of PO libraries (determined by the administrator). In addition to the PO member statistics, the content of the members is stored in the database. It offers: Convenient full-text search with any kind of search operators and wildcards Very fast Access rights to the members are not mandatory (but a security check is optional, if required) The user doesnt need to know where he should search - the administrator has done that already in advance Helps in most cases where XINFO has no special scanners, for example REXX, SAS, or other exotic programming languages

37 HORIZONT 37 XINFO ® Output Scanner

38 HORIZONT 38 XINFO ® Output Scanner - Overview The scanner analyzes the output management systems own database, either Beta93, CA-Deliver or Control-D. Typical queries are: Which jobs create lists? The lists are created for which users? In which jobs a particular list is created? Where are which (special) functions used?

39 HORIZONT 39 XINFO ® DS Scanner

40 HORIZONT 40 XINFO ® DS Scanner FILESYSTEMFiles and Volumes (Space and PO) FILESYSTEM SERVICES/DAEMONSOverview about all services SERVICES/DAEMONS INVENTORYSoftware and hardware INVENTORY PROCESSESProgram run times (SMF) PROCESSES SAPSAP R3 production data SAP Whether your production runs mainly on z/OS or distributed systems - the DS scanners provide important information. Available scanners are:

41 HORIZONT 41 XINFO ® DS Scanner - Files and Volumes

42 HORIZONT 42 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Files The scanner analyzes the Windows and Unix server file systems. The directories and/or files to be analyzed are specified by the adminstrator. Possible queries: Which servers have files ABC*.DEF? How much space is consumed by these files? Which files were changed by user XYZ within the last two weeks? Are there duplicates of files ABC*? If so, where is the newer version? By the way – By using the PC clients external command feature, you can define complex line commands, eg browse or delete file (requires FTP)

43 HORIZONT 43 XINFO ® DS Scanner – File Content A very interesting sacnner is the file content scanner. It reads selected files and stores the content in the XINFO repository, comparable to the z/OS PO scanner. Possible queries: Which scripts under Windows or Unix have FTP calls? Which scripts are executing database queries against a certain database? Of course you can make all of these queries with "grep". But... - Do all users know grep? - Do you have "grep" on Windows? - Do you really want to execute the grep command on all servers and merge the result lists later?

44 HORIZONT 44 XINFO ® DS Scanner - Volumes The scanner analyzes the volumes on your Windows and Unix servers and writes the most important information regarding disk space into the XINFO repository. Possible queries: How much disk space do we have in total installed under UNIX compared to Windows? How much space is free on some volumes? How much space was available on these volumes a month ago? By the way - All DS scanners can store historical data!

45 HORIZONT 45 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Services / Daemons

46 HORIZONT 46 XINFO ® DS Scanner - Services / Daemons Services / daemons are comparable to z/OS STCs and perform essential tasks on Windows and Unix. Therefore it is not only important to the system administrators to know which services are installed and active. Possible queries: Our scheduling agent needs a certain additional service. Is this service installed on all Windows machines and is it active? On which machine are (possibly illegal) FTP services running? Was a particular service running on a particular machine yesterday? Of course you can perform these queries with onboard equipment, such as log viewers. But for that you need to login to every machine, and you must search for the respective logs....

47 HORIZONT 47 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Inventory

48 HORIZONT 48 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Inventory The Inventory scanner provides an overview of the hardware installed on your servers and software. Possible queries: Our scheduling agent needs additional software. Is it installed on the Unix servers with the right version? A new program requires a relatively large amount of CPU. Is the processor on the selected machine "fast" enough? Which Oracle version was installed a month ago on the Windows servers? Of course you can perform all of these queries with the help of your systems management software – if you have the permission and the necessary know-how...

49 HORIZONT 49 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Processes

50 HORIZONT 50 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Processes On distributed systems there is nothing like SMF by default. History is only available if the processes are started by a scheduler that has a history function. In all other cases the XINFO Process Scanner is a good help, eg: What processes were active on server X between 09:15 and 09:30? How much CPU time was a process consuming? Show certain processes graphically in a barchart. As a service, the XINFO Process Scanner naturally has impact on the server, but you can control that by decreasing the refresh rate (accuracy).

51 HORIZONT 51 XINFO ® DS Scanner – SAP

52 HORIZONT 52 XINFO ® DS Scanner – Processes The SAP scanner extracts from any number of SAP R3 systems production-relevant data. Some sample queries: What SAP jobs were planned last week in the SAP systems ABC and DEF? Which "unplanned" SAP jobs ran, i.e. launched by SAPs internal scheduler? Which Batch Input Maps are defined for the group XYZ? SAP has integrated cross-references, but - Not for all SAP systems - You need SAP know-how and permissions

53 HORIZONT 53 XINFO ® Many thanks for your attention! HORIZONT Software for Datacenters Garmischer Str. 8 D München Tel ++49(0)89 / The IT Information System XINFO

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