How to: A quick guide on managing your z/OS agent - v9

Document ID : KB000088584
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Detailed Description and Symptoms

***NOTE: The following are instructions for managing your z/OS agent and should be verified and approved by your z/OS administrator or your authorized z/OS support organization.  Automic Support is not responsible for the results of the following or for administration of z/OS systems.  


Investigation

Checking to see if your z/OS agent is running
Go to SDSF Go to DA Type in: 

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Hit Enter 
If nothing appears, your agent is not running.

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If your agent is running, you will see the started task in the list:

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P <started task name>

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Checking your agent log

Go to ISPF Go to 3.4 Type in the Dsname level info (for example, automic.automic800A*):

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Go to the left of automic.automic800A.UCXJM25.INI and type in: 
    B

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Go to the left of the file in here (something like AUTOMICTASK) and type in: 
    E

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Look at the logging= setting. If it is commented out, the information will be in the started task. 

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Otherwise, take a look at the name (something like automic.automic800A.WORK.LOG##). 

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In your command prompt, type (this may depend on your set up but is going to the Data Set List Utility): 
    =3.4
Type in the Dsname Level of your log file (something like automic.automic800A.WORK.*):

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Go to the left of the log file and type: 
    E

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Hit Enter and Enter again to bring up the log file.

 

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Starting your z/OS agent


Go to SDSF Go to DA Type in: 
    /

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This will bring up a command line, where you will type in something like:
 
    setprog APF,ADD,DSN=<path to your UCXJM25.LOAD>,SMS

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Hit Enter Now go to your command line again and type: 
    S <started task name>

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Stopping your z/OS agent

Go to SDSF Go to DA Check to see if your agent is running, if so, type: