Using the CA SYSVIEW Console Interface.

Document ID : KB000038247
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Have you ever been in a situation where you just signed out of your CA SYSVIEW session and are on your way out of the door when you need to check one last SYSVIEW display before you go? However, you don't want to sign back into your session just to check one display before you leave.

Environment: 

z/OS

Answer:

If you have the SYSVIEW Console Interface installed and you have access to a system console, you don't have to sign back into your session to enter SYSVIEW commands.

The console interface lets a user issue SYSVIEW commands from a console. Here is how it works. The console interface is implemented through CA-GSS. GSS talks to SYSVIEW by using the GSVXAPIE REXX application program interface. During GSS initialization, a server is started through which all commands directed to SYSVIEW will be routed. This server attaches a long running session with SYSVIEW. The default name of the server is SYSVCONS. During GSS initialization, an IMOD will get executed to control the initialization of SYSVIEW services. Likewise, during GSS termination, another IMOD will be executed to terminate the SYSVIEW services. There are some requirements.

  • CA SYSVIEW must be installed
  • CA-GSS must be installed and active

Installation of the Console Interface is really easy. The following statements must be in the CA-GSS runtime parameter member (RUNPARM).

COMMAND VERB SYSV IMOD SYSVIEW_CONSOLEPRODUCT SYSVIEWEADDRESS SYSVIEWE GSVXAPIE 15 DETACH TYPE 0ISET SYSVIEWE DSN sysview.CNM4BIMD SSID ISRV LOADGLOBVAL &GSVBSSID 'GSVX'

Please note that some of these statements may already be in the RUNPARM member.

Using the console interface is also really easy. To issue a CA SYSVIEW command through the console interface, you just prefix the desired command with the command verb that you specified in the CA-GSS RUNPARM parmlib member during installation. In this case it is SYSV as noted above and in the following statement:

COMMAND VERB SYSV IMOD SYSVIEW_CONSOLE

Here is an example of executing a SYSVIEW command through the console interface.

Example: SYSV ACTIVITY CICS=

Additional Information: 
CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Installation Guide, How CA GSS Communicates with CA SYSVIEW:
https://support.ca.com/cadocs/0/CA%20SYSVIEW%20Performance%20Management%2014%200-z%20OS-ENU/Bookshelf.html