When working with CA Spool to debug problems with VTAM printers how can I create a GTF Trace?

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Introduction:

When working with CA Spool to debug problems with VTAM printers how can I create a GTF Trace?

Question:

When working with CA Spool to debug problems with VTAM printers how can I create a GTF Trace?

Environment:
z/OS Mainframe
Answer:

To collect a GTF Trace follow these steps:

  1. Start GTF with the following parameters:                                  
        TRACE=RNIO,USR                                   
  2. Start the VTAM Buffer Trace using the following VTAM modify command:                   
        /F NET,TRACE,TYPE=BUF,ID=VTAM_LU_name                                  
    (where VTAM_LU_name is the VTAM LU name that you want to trace)
  3. Recreate the printing problem and retain all the SYOUTs produced.
    Use the IBM SDSF XDC command or the CA SysView CO command to print the SYSOUTs files produced to datasets.
  4. Stop the VTAM Buffer Trace using the following command:
      F NET,NOTRACE,ID=VTAM_LU_name
  5. Stop GTF

Provide us with a copy of the GTF Trace file produced in TERSE format. Make sure the FTP transfer of the files is done in binary mode at all times.

Additional Information:

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