The intuitive ISPF user interface of TWSemon facilitates the early detection of multiple problem situations. From this one interface all TWS for z/OS controllers are presented with colour coding to quickly identify potential problems.
Different colour codes represent the different out-of-line situations that can otherwise be easily missed in daily practice, for example:
Jobs in Error Jobs in error can be detected immediately for all controllers, without having to call the error lists of possibly several TWS for z/OS controllers.
Long Duration Conditions TWS for z/OS reports an operation as “Long Duration” when the predefined duration for this operation is exceeded. In most practical situations the duration of an operation is not defined realistically, which invokes numerous unnecessary alarms. Within TWSemon, long duration jobs can be identified through relative or absolute values. This refines the monitoring process by establishing tolerances and reduces “false alarms”.
Milestones (Late Conditions) Specific jobs can be defined as milestones; which if not started or completed by a specified timeframe are reported in TWSemon. Thus, critical situations are detected immediately without having to review vast amounts of information from different sources. In order to support dynamic batch environments in an optimal way with TWSemon, Milestones can even be defined for jobs that are not (yet) part of the TWS Critical Path. With this, the TWS Operator can easily detect if certain dynamic TWS Applications are not added or executed by a certain predefined time.
Group Milestones and SLA Reporting For SLA Reportng purposes, TWSemon allows you to group operations of multple TWS applicatons to a logical entity, assign SLA times to the individual operation and/or the Group Milestone as a whole. An overview about the status of of a Group Milestone and the individual milestones within a group is available via ISPF and the APS Analytics Dashboard.
A notification event is issued if all operations are completed and/or at least one operation is not completed at a desired time. In both cases, a meaningful email may be send to certain predefined recipients.
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