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Documentation Collection -- DSMINFO Advanced Analysis (AA) Macro

Technote (troubleshooting)


This document provides information on how to view or dump the DSMINFO Advanced Analysis (AA) macro.

Resolving the problem

To view or dump the DSMINFO macro, you should perform the following (Note: At V5R3, you will need to install PTF MF33177 (cumulative 4209) prior to running the following steps):

1. From the operating system command line, type the following:


Press the Enter key.
2. Sign in with a service tool profile and password that has authority to Display/Alter/Dump in SST.
3. Select Option 1 - Start a service tool, and press the Enter key.
4. Select Option 4 - Display/Alter/Dump, and press the Enter key.
5. a. To view the data on the screen, select Option 1 - Display/Alter storage, and press the Enter key.
b. To dump to a spooled file (for sending the data to IBM), select Option 2 - Dump to printer, and press the Enter key.
6. Select Option 2 - Licensed Internal Code (LIC) data, and press the Enter key.
7. Select Option 14 - Advanced analysis, and press the Enter key.
8. On the Select Advanced Analysis Command screen, there is a list of available advanced analysis macros (under the Command column). Because DSMINFO is not listed, type1 (Select) next to the top blank line under the Command column. In the blank line, type DSMINFO, and press the Enter key.
9. In the Options field, specify -ALL, and press the Enter key. This will provide the output needed (if dumped).
10. If the output is to be spooled (Option 2 in Step 5b above), the spooled file name is QPCSMPRT.
Note: This data should always be collected from both source node (production copy IASP) and backup node (mirror copy IASP) if being collected for issues related to geographic mirroring.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 7.2
Operating System IBM i 7.1
Operating System IBM i 6.1

Historical Number


Document information

More support for: IBM i
High Availability

Software version: 5.4.0, 5.4.5, 6.1, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 7.1, 7.1.0, 7.2, 7.2.0

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1013044

Modified date: 24 December 2012

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