The Chorus User Interface, Metrics, 'Add New Metrics' panel is not showing any 'Available Resources' for the system. What can cause this?

Document ID : KB000028856
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Problem:

When using the CA Chorus Security Discipline, Metrics, the 'Add New Metrics' panel is not showing any 'Available Resources' for the system.

  

Reason:

 

External Security Manager (ESM) Statistics Gathering is not active.

 

Action:

The Time Series Facility (TSF) displays security performance data in CA Chorus from statistics gathered by ESM (CA ACF2 or CA Top Secret). Statistics gathering is the process of collecting system statistics and sending data to TSF for a specific time frame, which is measured in seconds.

 

Before the Chorus Metrics panels can display 'Available Resources'  the ESM(ACF2 or TopSecret) Real-Time STATG(statistics gathering) must be started.  The Real-Time STATG is a sub-task of the external security manager, not a stand-alone STC.

 

Determine if statistics gathering is active. If not active, follow these steps to activate.

 

For CA ACF2

 

To determine if the CA ACF2 Real-Time STATG is active issue the TSO ACF, SHOW CHORUS command and verify that the statistics gathering is enabled and active. For example:

 

ACF                                                              

show chorus                                                        

                                                               

-- GSO CHORUS - Chorus Settings --                              

                                                               

CIA Real Time component ACTIVE = YES                            

                                                               

CIA Real Time accepting events = YES                            

                                                               

ACF2 Subtask LOGSTREAM Name         = SECMF.CIA.DE28.DASD.LOGST  

Processing Component LOGSTREAM Name = *NONE*                    

                                                               

Auto-start the Processing Component Procedure = NO              

Processing Component Procedure name = CIARTUPD  ** NOT ACTIVE **

Maximum storage size in megabytes   =    25                      

SYSID to use in CIA Database   = DE28                            

Number of lost event records   = 0                              

CIA Global ID User Exit        = *NONE*                          

CIA Global ID Logonid Field    = *NONE*                          

DSI Communications Port Number =  1490                          

DSI Communications Host Name   = MVSDE28.CA.COM                  

                                                               

Statistics Gathering = ENABLED/ACTIVE                            

 

STAT-G Interval in Seconds  =    30                              

STAT-G TSF Suffix regions   = P                                  

 

If the statistics gathering  is not enabled and active, modify and refresh the GSO CHORUS record to indicate STATG. For example

 

 

ACF

SET CONTROL(GSO)

CHANGE CHORUS STATG

F ACF2,REFRESH(CHORUS)

F ACF2,CHRSTAT(start)

 

For CA TopSecret

 

Specify the following control options in CA Top Secret on each LPAR from which you want to send data to TSF:

 

CHORUSSTATG(ON)  Specifies to start statistics gathering in CA Top Secret for TSF.

 

Issue the following commands to activate:

 

TSS MODIFY(CHORUSSTATG(ON))

TSS MODIFY(CHORUSSTATI(30))

 

Details on the GSO CHORUS record and the STATG parameter can be found in the CA ACF2 for z/OS Administration Guide in Chapter 14: Maintaining Global System Options Records Section 'Chorus Options (CHORUS)'.

 

Details on the modify ACF2 commands can be found in the CA ACF2 for z/OS Systems Programmer Guide in Appendix C: Console Operator Commands Summary.

 

Details on the TopSecret CHORUSSTAG option can be found in the CA Top Secret Control Options Guide.