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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on May 6, 2021

IBM Z Common Data Provider template for the User Define SMF Record Type 249 cut by DVM

The customer is using IBM Z Common Data Provider (zCDP) to stream SMF records in real-time to their Splunk. zCDP provides policies for all the non user define SMF records, the SMF249 is a user define record, hence zCDP can't reference o it, so it cannot be sent to Splunk. Link to zCDP RfE (150798):

zCDP provides several examples so the client can create the template files for user define records. Check the attached files.

Needed by Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Guest
    Jun 2, 2021

    This enhancement request will be managed through IBM's Common Data Provider offering. We have created a corresponding Idea for that offering. The goal is to work to provide immediate support for specific subtype records for SMF 249 and broaden that level of support through CDP template that allows easy consumption through DVM for z/OS.

  • Guest
    May 17, 2021

    Manuel - this is a very good idea and would help address a use case we have as we go into production with DVM.

    We would like to use zCDP with DVM for reporting. We would like to accommodate the user-defined SMF249 records

  • Guest
    May 7, 2021

    Thank you Manuel. Can you provide additional detail around why this is useful, or pattern of use for a business and any business impacts.