IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-044
February 26, 2002

New Release: IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for OS/390 Functional Enhancements and Support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V2.2

 ENUS202-044.PDF (40KB)


At a Glance

IBM CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) for OS/390 can help optimize system and application performance by:

  • Providing comprehensive performance reporting for your CICS systems
  • Helping you tune, manage, and plan your CICS systems effectively

New in V1.2

  • Support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS™ V2.2
  • New DB2 Accounting and MVS Logger Reports
  • New CICS Monitoring Facility Reports — MVS Workload Manager
  • Enhanced performance data extract capability
  • ISPF Dialog Interface enhancements
  • Enhanced Report Forms capability
  • New record selection capability
  • Easy-to-use documentation

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

IBM CICS® Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) for OS/390® V1.2, a powerful off-line reporting tool, produces a wide range of reports and extracts that will help you tune and manage your CICS systems.

Benefits

CICS PA can help:

  • Improve transaction response times and CICS system resource usage
  • Analyze CICS application performance
  • Increase availability of resources and increase the productivity of system and application programmers
  • Evaluate whether CICS system tuning efforts produce the desired results
  • Provide awareness of usage trends, assisting in future growth estimates

Comprehensive Report Analysis

The CICS PA reports analyze all facets of your CICS systems, including:

  • Transaction Groups, Transaction response time, and CICS system resource usage
  • Cross-system performance, including Multi-Region Operation (MRO), Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC), and DB2® subsystems
  • CICS Business Transaction Services (BTS)
  • MVS™ Workload Manager (WLM)
  • External subsystems, including DB2 and IMS™
  • DB2 reports using DB2 accounting data (System Management Facilities (SMF) 101 records)
  • MVS Logger reports using the System Logger data (SMF 88 records)
  • Exception events that cause performance degradation

Additional Reporting Functions

  • An easy to use and enhanced interactive structured programming facility (ISPF) dialog to build, maintain, and submit report requests
  • A comprehensive and customizable extract capability that enables you to analyze CICS system performance from your PC workstation using products like Lotus® 1-2-3® or Microsoft™ Excel
  • A report formatting capability that enables you to tailor the content of your reports to meet individual requirements
  • A powerful record selection and sorting capability that enables you to request the information that you want, in the order that you want it

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware Requirements and Software Requirements sections.

Planned Availability Date

March 8, 2002

Description

IBM CICS Performance Analyzer (PA) analyzes the System Management Facilities (SMF) records created by the CICS Monitoring Facility (CMF) to produce a wide range of reports and extracts that will help you tune and manage your CICS systems.

CICS PA Provides Reports for All Facets of CICS Systems

  • Transaction Reports detail all transactions processed, with the information presented in the format that you want.
  • Transaction Activity Reports can be tailored to produce a detailed analysis and comprehensive overview of transaction performance.
  • Resource Usage Reports show the performance and utilization of your CICS system resources, including:
    • Transactions and programs
    • Terminals
    • Files
    • Journal
    • BMS maps
    • Secure Sockets and CICS Web support
    • Temporary storage
    • Transient data
    • Virtual storage
  • Transaction Group Reports combine the performance data of all transactions in your Transaction Groups to produce a consolidated report.
  • Workload Activity Reports show, at a glance, if the MVS Workload Manager (WLM) goals that you have set for your CICS transactions are being met.
  • CICS Business Transaction Services (BTS) Reports evaluate your BTS application performance.
  • Cross-System Work Reports combine the CMF data from all of your CICS systems to evaluate the performance of Multi-Region Operation (MRO) and Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communication (APPC) transactions.
  • Graphs show transaction response time and transaction processing rate at a glance.
  • External Subsystem Reports show the performance and utilization of DB2 and IMS Data Base Control Subsystems.
  • A comprehensive extract capability enables you to export transaction performance data to DB2 or your PC workstation for further analysis and graphical representation.
  • Exception Reports list and summarize CICS Exception Events that impact the performance of your CICS systems.

Easy to Read and Use Reports

  • The report formatting capability of CICS PA enables you to tailor the content of your reports to meet your individual requirements.
  • A powerful record selection and sorting capability enables you to request the information that you want, in the order that you want it.

Interactive Structured Programming Facility (ISPF) User Interface

  • Dialogues to create, maintain, and submit report requests
  • Uses your customized CICS system definitions as a basis for the formatting of your reports
  • CUA® compliant
  • Commands via batch JCL to request reports for the experienced user

New in V1.2

  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 Support

    Existing reports and record selection capabilities have been updated to include the new CMF performance data fields introduced with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.

  • Delivers new DB2 and MVS Logger Reports

    The new DB2 reports use the DB2 Accounting data (SMF 101 records) to provide a detailed performance analysis of the CICS transactions that access a DB2 external subsystem.

    The new MVS Logger Reports use the System Logger data (SMF 88 records) to provide an in-depth analysis of the system logger log stream activity, and on the system logger's management of its coupling facility structures. These new reports, when used in conjunction with the CICS Logger Reports produced from the standard CICS statistics reporting utilities, provide a comprehensive analysis of the log stream activity for all your CICS systems.

  • New CMF Report

    New MVS WLM Reports provide a transaction response time analysis by MVS WLM service and report class. This new report can be used in conjunction with the z/OS Resource Measurement Facility (RMF™) workload activity reports to understand from a CICS perspective how well you CICS transactions are meeting the response time goals.

  • ISPF Dialog Interface Enhancements

    The ISPF online dialog interface is enhanced to allow:

    • Other data sources, including DB2 Accounting records (SMF 101 records) and System Logger data (SMF 88 records)
    • Easier CICS application identifier (APPLID) definition by providing a data take-up utility from an SMF file
    • Improved record selection capabilities by allowing APPLID masking and null value support
    • APPLID and SMF file alternate views
    • Object list point and shoot selection
    • Report forms upgradeability from earlier CICS releases

  • Enhanced Performance Data Extract Capability

    The performance data extract capability is enhanced to provide detail and summary record formats, as well as provide the ability to customize the record format layout to your specific requirements. This enhancement significantly improves the capabilities to analyze CICS system and transaction performance from your PC workstation using spreadsheet and database products such as Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel, or Lotus Approach®.

  • Enhanced Report Forms Capability

    The report customization capabilities have been extended to include the Cross-System Work Report.

    An upgrade capability allows report forms, already created from an earlier CICS PA release, to be easily updated and migrated to the CICS PA new release.

  • Other Functional Enhancements
    • Improved Cross-System Work and Transaction Group Report format consistency.
    • The formatting of date and time information for the CMF data has been improved by the automatic use of the local time zone offset for the SMF 110 records, enabling easier and consistent interpretation of the reports and extracts.
    • The performance summary report time interval range is extended from 1 hour to 24 hours, thereby enabling daily summary reports to be easily created.
    • The Cross-System work data set record format has been updated to the level of the performance class data created by CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V2.2.

  • Provides Easy-to-Use Documentation

    In this revision of the CICS PA documentation, the User's Guide has been split into two manuals. The first is the User's Guide itself, which provides important setup and troubleshooting information.

    The second manual is the Report Reference . Designed to serve the systems performance analyst on a daily basis, the reference provides detailed descriptions and examples of the available reports.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Tested with screen readers and screen magnifiers for use by people with visual impairment
  • Optional font enlargement and high contrast display settings
  • Audio alerts are optional for people with hearing difficulties

You can perform most tasks required to set up, and run CICS PA using a 3270 emulator logged onto TSO.

IBM Personal Communications (Version 5.0.1 for Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT®, and Windows 2000; Version 4.3 for OS/2®) provides 3270 emulation with accessibility features for people with disabilities. You can use this product to provide the accessibility features you need for accessing your CICS system.

Users with limited vision who work with screen reader software might find the following require particular attention:

  • The Performance Graph Reports

    • These reports are composed of character output. Screen readers can report all of these to you but they are unlikely to convey the overall impression of the graph.

    • All the data used to produce Performance Graph Reports is available from CMF performance class data. You might find it more helpful to work with, for example, the Performance Summary reports or the Performance Export Extract.

  • Pop-up Windows

    • CICS PA uses the ISPF function that produces pop-up windows for some tasks. The pop-up and its frame are just the text that overlays the underlying information of the displayed panel. The frame of such a pop-up is not usually recognized as such by screen reader software, so you may need to gain some familiarity with reading such panels before information becomes meaningful.

A version of the product documentation which is more suitable for use with screen reader software can be made available on request.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

CICS PA is one of a set of tools from IBM that help CICS customers to increase end-user productivity and reduce operational costs by managing their CICS systems more efficiently.

CICS PA was developed to meet growing CICS customer demand for an off-line-only performance analysis tool. The announcement of the second release of CICS PA reflects IBM's commitment to protecting customer product and skills investments.

CICS PA is a cost-effective solution for CICS customers as it:

  • Delivers powerful off-line performance analysis functionality at a competitive price
  • Reports on all aspects of CICS system activity and resource usage, helping to improve the productivity of the system
  • Is easy to learn and use
  • Only requires TSO/ISPF and a sort product as its prerequisites

This new release of CICS PA provides support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 as well as a significant number of functional enhancements that make CICS PA even easier to use and offers our customers even greater flexibility in creating and analyzing performance reports. These enhancements include new reports for DB2 subsystems and the MVS System Logger.

Trademarks

 
MVS, IMS, z/OS, and RMF are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, OS/390, DB2, CUA, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Lotus, 1-2-3, and Approach are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information will be available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product:

                                                         Order
Title                                                    Number
 
CICS(R) Performance Analyzer V1R2                        SC34-6124
 -- User's Guide
 
CICS Performance Analyzer                                SC34-6125
 -- Report Reference
 
Program Directory:  CICS Performance                     GI10-2540
 Analyzer V1R2

Additional copies of the above publications can be ordered after planned availability. Contact your IBM representative or order through the IBM Publication Notification System (PNS).

PNS is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:

The IBM Publications Center Portal:

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

IBM CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) operates on any hardware supporting the following:

  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS™ V2 (5697-E93)
  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390® V1 (5655-147)
  • CICS/ESA® V4.1 (5655-018)

Software Requirements

IBM CICS PA V1.2 requires System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) of the supported z/OS or OS/390 system for installation and maintenance. It operates with the following CICS configurations:

  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.1 and V2.2 (5697-E93)
  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1, all releases (5655-147)
  • CICS/ESA V4.1 (5655-018)

Note that effective December 31, 2002, IBM will discontinue Program Services for CICS/ESA V4.1. CICS/ESA V4.1 is replaced by CICS Transaction Server. Refer to Withdrawal Announcement 900-305 , dated December 12, 2000.

The following products are also required:

  • DFSMS/MVS® V1.1 (5695-DF1), or later
  • ISPF/PDF V4.1 (5655-042), or later
  • Data Facility Sort (DFSORT™) V1.13 (5740-SM1) or later, or an equivalent sort product

Planning Information

Packaging

The product package contains:

  • The runtime component of the product on 3480 1/2-inch tape cartridge
  • Publication: CICS Performance Analyzer V1R2 User's Guide (SC34-6124)
  • Publication: CICS Performance Analyzer V1R2 Report Reference (SC34-6125)
  • Programming Directory (GI10-2540-01)
  • License Information (GC34-5973-01)
  • IBM International Program License Agreement IPLA Booklet (Z125-3301)
  • IPLA Pointer Sheet (Z127-1000)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)

Note: IBM CICS PA for OS/390 V1.2 is not supplied on magnetic tape 9-track 6250 bpi or on 4-mm DAT cartridge.

Security, Auditability, and Control

IBM CICS PA for OS/390 V1.2 uses the security and auditability features of the supported underlying operating systems.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

IBM CICS PA is an IPLA product with a single charge, based on installations.

The product has an associated orderable Software Subscription and Support, required in order to provide the same level of support as is delivered with standard IBM S/390® ICA offerings, including voice defect support, together with code updates. It has a single annual charge which, if ordering, must be purchased in the same quantity as IBM CICS PA.

Existing customers who purchased CICS PA V1.1 and hold a current Software Subscription and Support agreement (5655-G43) and wish to upgrade to CICS PA V1.2 must place an initial order via the customized offerings and are entitled to order the new release at no charge.

New customers should order IBM CICS PA and the Software Subscription and Support as instructed in the ordering information that follows.

                                     Medium
                   Program           Feature
Description        Number            Number          Medium
 
CICS PA for        5655-F38          5802            3480 1/2-inch
 OS/390                                               tape cartridge

Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, the one-time charge (OTC) feature number, and the feature number of the distribution medium.

New customers: The CFSW configurator stand-alone path for 5655-F38 will be updated to support price proposals on February 26, 2002. For 5655-F38 media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (ServerPac, Systempac®, and CBPDO). CFSW configuration and order entry capability will commence with CBPDO on March 5, 2002.

                                                        OTC
                              Program                   Feature
Description                   Number                    Number
 
CICS PA
 for OS/390
 
Per Install                   5655-F38                  0001

Subscription and Support

To order, specify the support program number (5655-G43), feature number 9001 for asset registration, medium feature number 6501, and the Support Charge feature number shown below.

  • The quantity of SW Subscription and Support licenses must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.
  • Once Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will renew automatically annually, unless canceled by the customer.

To decline, specify the support program number (5655-G43), and the Decline SW Subscription and Support feature number shown below.

                                         Annual
                                         Support
                                         Charge     Medium
                             Program     Feature    Feature
Description                  Number      Number     Number     Medium
 
Subscription                 5655-G43               6501       Paper
 and Support
 for CICS PA
 for OS/390
 
 
Per Install                  5655-G43    1002
 
Decline SW                   5655-G43    1001
 Subscription
 and Support
 (no charge)

Subscription and Support — Resellers

To order specify the support program number (5655-G43), and the Reseller OTC feature number.

                                                    Reseller
                                                    OTC
                                   Program          Feature
Description                        Number           Number
 
Subscription and
 Support for CICS
 PA for OS/390
 
Reseller OTC --                    5655-G43         0003
 per install

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers for expedited shipments.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Customized Offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM IPLA PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

The following agreements apply for maintenance and do not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6435) which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until March 1, 2004

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the Invoice Date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Software Maintenance Applies: For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

IBM e(logo)server iSeries Software Subscription Applies No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Prices

Prices are unaffected by this announcement.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries and zSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
z/OS, DFSORT, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, OS/390, CICS/ESA, DFSMS/MVS, S/390, Systempac, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.