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Replication: IMS / VSAM

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Metrics for this product shoul be provided as regular SMF collection for historical and monitor reasons

While metrics are provided using CDA Tool, it requires the user to activate the data collection and thre is no mechanism for the product to provide a more historial data gathering. Also thre is no way to automatically see trends other than manual ...
about 1 year ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for VSAM for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Additional CDC monitoring feature

hi, As you know Classic CDC for IMS providing basic support. Nowadays it's important to monitor subscriptions' latencies, status or states for IMS side. It is posibble to monitor cdc for DB2 via API but we need same development for IMS. Before thi...
over 1 year ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 2 Future consideration

Limit maximum number of writer tasks that can be assigned per subscription

We had an incident where one subscription had monopolized most of the writer tasks which caused replication latency for the RMs of all the other subscriptions in that source/target server pair. Therefore, there should be a parm to set a limit for ...
over 1 year ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for VSAM for z/OS 1 Future consideration

High availability for IMS CDC in a SYSPLEX environment

We are currently implementing CDC for IMS in our Production environment. This consists of 2 IMS v15.2 systems running on 2 different LPAR's, in a SYSPLEX. The OS on both are currently z/OS 2.3. CDC for IMS runs on 1 LPAR, replicating the LOGS o...
almost 2 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Classic Change Data Capture 2 Future consideration

CDA Insufficient Access Authority when logging on

Ref TS003663019 - When using CDA there is no option to log-in with read-only access so the assumption is that any CDA user could add, delete, or update a subscription. This is inapproriate for a Production Environment hence why we are experiencing...
over 2 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for VSAM for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Track completed UORs to improve conflict handling during a subscription's adaptive apply restart window

When a subscription is restarted, a conflict from the original failing UOR is ignored during the subscription's adaptive apply restart window, resulting in an erroneous, successful restart of the subscription. Because of the unknow state of the up...
about 3 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for VSAM for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Add additional retry logic when there is a tape volume that is unavailable

Add additional retry logic to better recover from an I/O error while reading a block from an IMS log when there is a tape volume that is unavailable during change stream connect processing. (1)SalesForce Case TS002782852 - DRISRP - Intern...
about 3 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for IMS for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Suppress DD-level accounting information in the SMF type 30 EXCP section for individual DDs.

We found that E-Private SP230 Key0 storage growth was occurred in IIDR Classc Capture service. It was due to SMF type 30 EXCP information at DD name dynamic allocation. Our case was 100 thousand DD Dynamic allocation for IMS OLDS open. . Then...
about 3 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for IMS for z/OS 0 Future consideration

SSIDEXCLUDELIST - Generic namesc

It would be very helpful to have the possibility to code some generic names in the Classic Change Data Capture for IMS z/OS in the parameter field SSIDEXCLUDELIST. In some cases, customers need to code several hundred or thousands of names which ...
over 3 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM  / Data Replication for IMS for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Classic IIDR server's STOP,ALL command process should enable the timeout function

In a customer's production environment STOP,ALL command was entered to a IMS target server but the termination process hung. After 80 minutes passed STOP,ALL,IMMEDIATE was entered and the server successfully terminated. (The incident is reported b...
over 3 years ago in Replication: IMS / VSAM 0 Future consideration