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The IBM z/OS Communications Server Network Utility Assistant

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The IBM z/OS Communications Server Network Utility Assistant tool is a TSO/ISPF front-end to the z/OS Communications Server TSO NETSTAT line-mode command.

Download Description

The z/OS Communications Server NETSTAT command is a line-mode command that is available in TSO, the UNIX shell, and as a z/OS console command. In all environments, NETSTAT is invoked with a set of options that can be grouped in three ways:

    The NETSTAT report name

    NETSTAT in z/OS V1R12 supports 29 different reports.

    General and report-specific modifiers

    Most reports have report-specific modifiers that are used to modify the type of information the NETSTAT report returns. The highest number of report-specific modifiers is seven on the ROUTE report. Some of the modifiers can be used together, and others are mutually exclusive.

    Report filters

    Report filters are used to reduce the amount of data that is returned from NETSTAT. z/OS Communications Server provides 13 different types of filters. Each report that supports filters supports one or more of these filter types. Multiple filter types cannot be mixed on a single NETSTAT invocation, but most of the filter types support up to six filter values (of the same type).

As the number of NETSTAT options has increased over the years, the use of the NETSTAT command as a line-mode command has become complicated. Users generally tend to remember a few reports and combinations of modifiers and filters and limit their use of NETSTAT to these few selected NETSTAT commands.

This tool is a TSO/ISPF application that wraps around the z/OS Communications Server NETSTAT TSO command, providing a full-screen TSO-based interface to the NETSTAT command. It operates only in the TSO environment, not in NetView and not on the console.

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z/OS Communications Server. The current version of the tool supports all z/OS releases from z/OS V1R4 through z/OS V1R12.

Installation Instructions

The tool is shipped as a single binary file that must be uploaded to the target z/OS system using a binary transfer type.

Follow the detailed instructions in the README.txt file to install and customize the tool for your environment.

README.txt English 17716

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
NETSTAT Utility Assistant ZIP file 3/11/2011 English 495616 FTP

Technical support

This tool is provided as-is.

Document information

More support for: z/OS Communications Server

Software version: 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 4029203

Modified date: 24 February 2011

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