A z/OS System Symbol can be used on a System State Manager (SSM) action table entry

Document ID : KB000031336
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Problem:

A customer may be using the action clause MVSCMD for a VTAM DOWN UP action: "START&JOBNAME,,,(LIST=01)". To use z/OS System Symbols, they needed to change it to "START &JOBNAME,,,(LIST=&VTAMLST.)", where &VTAMLST is a defined z/OS System Symbol with the value "01" stored in the logical parameter library SYS1.PARMLIB(IEASYM00) .

Solution:

This is possible in CA OPS/MVS. The action clause "MVSCMD("START &JOBNAME,,,(LIST=&VTAMLST.)")" will result in the following command "START VTAM,,,(LIST=01)" after resolving the z/OS System Symbol &VTAMLST.

      CA OPS/MVS messages posted after VTAM is started

OPS7902H STATEMAN ACTION FOR STCTBL.VTAM: DOWN_UP MVSCMD=START VTAM,,,(LIST=01)

      OPS1181H OPSMAIN(*Local*) MVS N/A OPSYSTZS START VTAM,,,(LIST=01) START VTAM,,,(LIST=01)

For more information, please see Specify Variables in Action Clauses, in the How to Specify and Store Actions section of the Using System State Manager chapter in the CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation User Guide.