Minimise JES output utilisation Operational advantage. Simplify automatic log analysis. Ensure visibility of significant job log events.
I have a situation in an z/OS system where the LPAR Capacity is modified dynamically, with the consequence that a Broker task is performing a license check approximately 80 times per day, and an Adabas task is doing the same check approximately 12 times per day.
The output generated by Broker for a license check is 67 lines and for the Adabas task it is 18 lines of output.
The production environment is running 24/7, with the consequence that these tasks generate large volumes of JES output, up to 1 million lines per quarter for Broker (5 instances) and 100K lines per quarter for the Adabas task (120 instances). Over 97% of this output is a result of the license checks.
In conclusion I would propose the following:
All products that perform a license check should do so using the exact same criteria
The output should be conditional, based upon a configuration parameter with the values ALL, WARNING, or ERROR, where WARNING includes ERROR related events (default value WARNING).
The report generated should be the same for all checks for all relevant products
The output should be date/time stamped