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PI46383: ENHANCE THE WORKLOAD SIMULATOR SUPPORT FOR TCP/IP.

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • Provide enhancements to the Workload Simulator (WSIM) support
    for TCP/IP that address the following Requests for Enhancements
    (RFEs) submitted by customers:
    41384 - WSIM must support TCPIP in a user friendly form
    28602 - Improved TCP capture and scripting
    

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Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All WSim users                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WSim enhancements.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The following enhancements are added to Workload Simulator:
    - Allows the user to start and stop a TCP/IP data trace specific
      to a client IP address and to a server port.  This function
      can be accessed thru the WSim/ISPF interface panel option 4.1,
      thru the WSim Test Manager ISPF interface panel 'Add New
      Testcase' option 7, or by invoking the WSim tracing facility,
      ITPIPTRX, using JCL.  To perform this function, WSim uses the
      z/OS Communication Server real-time application-controlled
      TCP/IP trace Network Management Interface (NMI).
    - Provides function to format data trace records utilizing the
      z/OS Communication Server trace record formatting NMI.  This
      function can be accessed thru the WSim/ISPF interface panel
      option 4.2, or by invoking the WSim utility program, ITPIPFMT,
      using JCL.
    - Provides function to process TCP/IP HTTP packet and data trace
      records saved in a data set to generate Structured Translator
      Language (STL).  This function can be accessed thru the
      WSim/ISPF interface panel option 5.4, thru the WSim Test
      Manager ISPF interface panel Add New Testcase option 8, or
      by invoking the WSim STL generating facility, ITPIPGEN, using
      JCL.
    - For a client coded in a TCP/IP network definition, allows the
      user to specify, with the PATH= operand, the number of times a
      path defined in a PATH statement will be executed during a
      simulation.
    
    Requirements:
    - Workload Simulator 1.1
    - z/OS 2.1 to utilize the z/OS Communication Server real-time
      application-controlled TCP/IP trace Network Management
      Interface (NMI)
    - To use the TCP/IP Trace Utility a user must have READ access
      to the following SAF resource profiles in the SERVAUTH class:
     * EZB.TRCCTL.sysname.tcpname.OPEN
      * EZB.TRCCTL.sysname.tcpname.DATTRACE
      where:
      * sysname is the MVS system name where the TCP/IP stack is
        running
      * tcpname is the TCP/IP stack job name
    - To use the TCP/IP Trace Utility to obtain a trace in clear
      text for a server using AT-TLS for message encryption the user
      will require READ access to the following SAF resource profile
      in the SERVAUTH class:
      *  EZB.TRCSEC.sysname.tcpname.ATTLS
    
    Note: When simulating TCP/IP clients, WSim does not have support
          for establishing a secure connection using SSL. Therefore
          when using WSim to simulate a client that requires a
          secure connection you will need to define a TCP/IP
          networking policy to ensure the simulated client uses
          AT-TLS.
    
    For further information on the SAF resources refer to the z/OS
      Communications Server IP Programmer's Guide and Reference.
    For further information on TCP/IP networking policies refer to
      the z/OS Communications Server IP Configuration Guide and the
      z/OS Communications Server IP Configuration Reference.
    
    Updates to Workload Simulator manuals will be made available:
    - Utilities Guide                          SC31-8947-01
    - Users Guide                             SC31-8948-01
    - Creating WSim Scripts                    SC31-8945-01
    - Script Guide and Reference               SC31-8946-01
    - Test Manager Users Guide and Reference  SC31-8949-01
    - Messages and Codes                       SC31-8951-01
    http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSL28L_1.1.0
    http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/workloadsimulator/library/
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    + Please check our Communications Server for OS/390 homepages +
    + for common networking tips and fixes.  The URL for these    +
    + homepages can be found in Informational APAR II11334.       +
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • New functions have been added.
    ×**** PE16/05/24 PTF IN ERROR. SEE APAR PI63016  FOR DESCRIPTION
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI46383

  • Reported component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3900

  • Reported release

    110

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-08-05

  • Closed date

    2015-12-23

  • Last modified date

    2016-11-08

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UI34087

Modules/Macros

  •    H281110J ITMEC    ITMECA   ITMES    ITMESN
    ITMEZ    ITMEZCI  ITMEZG   ITMEZM   ITMEZMS  ITMEZY   ITMPC
    ITMPCAA  ITMPCAAH ITMPCAC  ITMPCACH ITMPCAM8 ITMPCAM9 ITMPCAN8
    ITMPCAN9 ITMPCH   ITMPCM8H ITMPCM9H ITMPC2   ITMPS    ITMPSH
    ITMPSN1  ITMPSN1H ITMPSN3  ITMPSN3H ITMPUTL  ITMPUTLH ITMPUTL1
    ITMPUT1H ITMPZG   ITMPZGH  ITMPZTC1 ITMPZY   ITMPZYH  ITMSCTSG
    ITM0PRIE ITM05    ITM07    ITPCONV  ITPDDDEF ITPDTCMN ITPFE09
    ITPFE16  ITPFE17  ITPFE18  ITPFE20  ITPFE21  ITPFE23  ITPIPFMT
    ITPIPGEN ITPIPGRC ITPIPGST ITPIPMSG ITPIPPRT ITPIPSTL ITPIPSTM
    ITPIPTRC ITPIPTRX ITPIPV6V ITPKSCAN ITPLBBLD ITPLGDSQ ITPLUS99
    ITPMSTRC ITPPUT   ITPRCIFR ITPRSQIO ITPSCAN  ITPSELPT ITPWTO
    ITPYAEND ITP0GENP ITP0HCOM ITP0HI01 ITP0HI02 ITP0HI03 ITP0HI04
    ITP0HI05 ITP0HI08 ITP0HI09 ITP0HI10 ITP0HI13 ITP0HI14 ITP0HNDX
    ITP0HTCF ITP0HTCG ITP0HTCM ITP0HTCS ITP0HTCT ITP0H001 ITP0H002
    ITP0H031 ITP0H079 ITP0H200 ITP0H201 ITP0H202 ITP0H203 ITP0H204
    ITP0H212 ITP0H213 ITP0H214 ITP0H215 ITP0PRIE ITP0PRIP ITP0TCFP
    ITP0TCFS ITP0TCGP ITP0TCGS ITP0TCMP ITP0TCPS ITP0TCSP ITP0TCTP
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3900

Applicable component levels

  • R110 PSN UI34087

       UP16/02/12 P F602

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Document information

More support for: Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390

Software version: 110

Reference #: PI46383

Modified date: 08 November 2016


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