System rule support

CICS TS 5.4 introduced support for policy system rules to replace the now deprecated support for system events. System rules define an automated action to be performed (issue a message or emit a CICS event) when something of interest happens in a CICS system, such as a resource state change, a threshold that is crossed, or an unusual system state or action.

This support was subsequently made available to users of CICS TS 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 with the PTF for APAR PI83667.

New System rule support

The PTF for APAR PI92806 provides support for the following new policy system rules in CICS TS 5.4:

  • BUNDLE AVAILABLE status
  • BUNDLE ENABLE status
  • IPIC CONNECTION status
  • MRO CONNECTION status
  • PROGRAM ENABLE status

The BUNDLE AVAILABLE rule can be used to monitor and react to a change in available status of bundles that declare application entry points. The BUNDLE ENABLE rule can be used to monitor changes in the enable status of any bundle.

The IPIC CONNECTION and MRO CONNECTION rules can be used to monitor and react to a change in the status of IPIC and MRO connections between two CICS systems.

The PROGRAM ENABLE rule can be used to monitor changes in the enable status of a CICS PROGRAM resource.

A new version of the Policy Definition editor which supports the definition of the above new system rules is now available in IBM CICS Explorer 5.4.0.11. For details of how to install the latest version of IBM CICS Explorer please see Install Eclipse tools.

For more information on system rules, see Policy system rules in the CICS Knowledge Center.

 

 

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