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Status Under review
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 18, 2021

Better RMF API support in Db2 stats collection

Db2 can extract z/OS - LPAR related info from RMF when ZOSMETRICS ZPARM is enabled.

However for this to work in a sysplex environment it is required that EVERY member in the sysplex has the Db2 SDSNLINK library in the linklist , regardless of whether or not that sysplex member has a Db2 installed or not.
Otherwise the call to ERB3XDRS results in RC 16 RSN 91. This is the highest RC from any of the members in the sysples. The RC/RSN indicates that the data reduction exit that Db2 is using (DSNWVRMF module) could not be loaded (not found in linklist concat).

Needed By Quarter


This request is for limiting the execution of load services for module ERB3XDRS only to local system because in some systems the DB2 subsystem is not installed (i.e. GDPS control systems) thus the service called with actual parameter (with SysName...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review