The XMONITOR (or XMON) command can be used to display a quick overview of all CICS partitions running CA-Explore Performance Management for CICS. This panel provides a single point from which problems in a number of CICS partitions can be identified quickly.
For example, typing XMON from the command line of Unicenter CA-Explore displays the following:
Extended Monitor Status
Name Type PartId Time Count Status
_ CICSPROD CICS F2 15:12:29 20 Problem
_ CICSDEV CICS F4 15:12:29 20 Ok
Selecting the CICSPROD partition above (the one with the problem), a detailed breakdown of the status of each resource monitored is displayed. This helps in identifying the problem area quickly. The statuses of the resources in the CICSPROD partition include:
Resource Value Limit Status
_ Exceptions 4
_ Max Tasks Ok
_ CPU%JOB 36 30 Problem
_ DSA% 75 99 Warning
_ FILEREQS 1800000 10000 Warning
_ GETV24% 66 95 Ok
_ GETV31% 79 95 Warning
Selecting the resource CPU%JOB displays the current tasks running in the CICSPROD partition.
Tran Task# Term Program Wait Type Name........ SVM TYP CPU LifeTime
READ 71 P030 SAIREAD FCIOWAIT CUSTFILE SYS OW 17.4912 90.45
Transaction READ has consumed 17.49 seconds and this may warrant further investigation. This conclusion is based on the XMONITOR settings in the Unicenter CA-Explore for CICS configuration member.