SMFVIEW

SMF Data Examining and Repairing Tool for z/OS

The first viable method of examining and repairing critical damaged SMF data.

What is SMFVIEW?

SECURE INSIGHT AND REPAIR OF CRITICAL SMF DATA

The correct and timely processing of SMF data is essential to the daily operations of an organization. Loss of this crucial data could result in loss of revenue or hindered security. With SMF records providing the backbone of many baseline activities running through a mainframe operating system, proper examining and repairing of this data is crucial.

SMFVIEW is an optional component to SMFUTIL which provides users with a viable method of examining and repairing critical SMF data that is damaged.

SMFVIEW offers the first viable method of examining and repairing critical SMF data that is damaged. In addition, it allows a developer quick access to examine record types under development. A particular record type causing a problem may be examined just after it is produced, or last month’s archive may be scanned for a particular dataset name.

SMFVIEW brings the speed and agility of the SMFUTIL product to the TSO screen in a unique and functional way.

SMFVIEW allows users to select specific record types and subtypes or exclude certain rectypes, as well as additional filtering criteria.

SMFVIEW Benefits

  • Quick and easy access to selected SMF data.

  • User-friendly ISPF full-screen browser.

  • Examine immediate and archive records.

  • Speed and agility of SMFUTIL to the TSO screen.

  • Reduces resources associated with examining and repairing SMF data.

  • Maximize time and productivity.

How it Works

REPAIR CRITICAL SMF DATA WHILE REDUCING COSTS

SMFVIEW operates as an ISPF based full-screen browser and editor for any SMF data source. Using the powerful filtering and data selection capabilities of SMFUTIL, SMFVIEW allows for quick and easy access to selected SMF data.

Input sources for data input may be SMFUTIL archive files, current SMF MANx files, or a user-specified sequential SMF dataset. Record selection is by type and subtype as well as by date and time. Filtering criteria available are SMF system ID, jobname, userid, account code, dataset name, and volume serial. Masking is fully supported for each filter.

A scrollable full-screen display of each selected record is presented. The SMFVIEW display mode is a DUMP mode that displays a hexadecimal dump and EBCDIC translation of the record. Each line on the display is noted with the hex and decimal offset of that line into the record, beginning with the record descriptor word (RDW). This mode allows the data content of the record to be altered at the hex or character level.

 

Using the powerful filtering and data selection capabilities of SMFUTIL, SMFVIEW allows for quick and easy access to selected SMF data.

Who Uses SMFVIEW

FOR QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO SMF DATA

Using the powerful filtering and data selection capabilities of SMFUTIL, SMFVIEW allows a System Programmer to have quick and easy access to selected SMF data under development.

It allows a developer quick access to examine record types under development. A particular record type causing a problem may be examined just after it is produced, or last month’s archive may be scanned for a particular dataset name. The power and flexibility is controlled by the user within the confines of the existing security environment.

 

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SMFVIEW
The first viable method of examining and repairing critical damaged SMF data.

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