z/VSE CPU Monitor Tool

Updated: 09/2013

The z/VSE CPU Monitor Tool is intended to help customers to measure the CPU utilization of their z/VSE system over a period of time. Especially when you plan for a processor upgrade it is very important to know the CPU utilization of your z/VSE system over a day or a week. This helps you to estimate the size of the new processor.

The z/VSE CPU Monitor Tool is not intended to replace any existing monitoring product provided by partners. Instead it provides only very basic monitoring capabilities on an overall z/VSE system level. No details about CPU usage of certain applications are provided.

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A readme file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

z/VSE Installed Software Report Tool

Updated: 01/2014

This Java tool is able to generate a z/VSE Installed Software Report used for IBM Shopz. Download and extract the ZIP file into a temporary directory (e.g. C:\Temp) and then run the Installer by executing setup.bat (Windows) or setup.sh (Linux) . To start the tool doubleclick on run.bat (Windows) or run.sh (Linux/Unix). A readme file is contained in the package with further installation instructions.

In order to install and use the z/VSE ISR Tool, you need a Java runtime environment (JRE) or a Java developers kit (JDK) 1.4 or higher. You can download JDKs/JREs for various platforms from IBM developerWorks or Oracle.

 

IP Trace Tool

Updated: 07/2008

This Java tool is able to read IP packet traces captured with TCP/IP for z/VSE 1.5D, 1.5E as well as 1.5F and convert it into the CAP trace format that can be opened and viewed with Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) or Packetyzer. Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\IPTraceTool). A HTML documentation is contained in the 'doc' directory. Please refer to this documentation for further setup and usage information.

In order to install and use the z/VSE ISR Tool, you need a Java runtime environment (JRE) or a Java developers kit (JDK) 1.5 or higher. You can download JDKs/JREs for various platforms from IBM developerWorks or Oracle.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

ListVOL1 Utility

New: 05/2008

The ListVOL1 utility reads the first 2 tape records of tape image in AWSTAPE format residing in a VSAM ESDS cluster. It prints the VOLSER, FILE-ID and creation date from the VOL1 and HDR1 labels on the tape:

  FILENAME: VOLSER  FILE-ID            CREATION-DATE
  -----------------------------------------------------
  VTAPE1  : TAPE00  TAPE.DATASET.00    2007-12-31
  VTAPE2  : PRDDAT  PRODUCTON.DATA     2006-05-13
  VTAPE3  : BACKUP  MY.BACKUP.FILE     2008-02-15
  -----------------------------------------------------

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A readme file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

TS7700 Bulk Volume Information Retrieval Tool

New: 09/2008

The Bulk Volume Information Retrieval (BVIR) Tool is intended to enable customers to obtain information about all of the logical volumes a TS7700 manages.

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A readme file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

LE/VSE Control Center V4.0

Updated: 05/2014

The LE/VSE Control Center (LECC) tooling, now available in Version 4.0, is a Java based "advisory pilot" to ease and support common z/VSE language tasks (by exploiting the z/VSE Connector infrastructure). It follows an integrated approach to help understand, plan and perform actions on VSE target system(s) such as customization-, diagnostics-, environmental verification-, job submission, status reports. It is comparably intended for new or experienced z/VSE users. A simple z/VSE Application Development framework (open for integration of user applications in combination with a folder based archive mechanism saving downloaded or generated parts and listings) is provided, also.

When invoked, the LECC main window will offer a simple user interface with the option to follow tasktopicsubtopic perspectives (via “self-adjusting” list box selections) or allow for direct “tool-in-tool” invocation via extra buttons.

The major functional enhancements with new LECC V4.0 are:

The following integrated LE/VSE tooling is delivered with LECC:

Please note that formerly available standalone versions of these tools are no more available for download (outside the LECC context).

In order to install and use the LE/VSE Control Center, you need a Java runtime environment (JRE) or a Java developers kit (JDK) 1.5 or higher. You can download JDKs/JREs for various platforms from IBM developerWorks or Oracle.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

LE/VSE CEETRACE Feature V1.2.1

Updated: 05/2014

CEETRACE is not intended to replace the LE z/VSE dump information or the Debug Tool for VSE/ESA. Instead it is designed to complement the already available LE z/VSE dump information to aid in application problem analysis by providing an execution statement history prior to any subsequent application failure similar to the previously available READY TRACE facility of DOS/VS COBOL. Applications that do not abend will not automatically produce an execution statement report.

Please see the PDF documentation inside the ZIP file for how to install and enable the CEETRACE Feature.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

Multi Instant Logic Analyzer4VSAM v1.4

Updated: 07/2014

The Multi Instant Logic Analyzer4VSAM combines several VSAM analysis tools. Version 1.4 provides the following LISTCAT analysis functions:

  1. Extent analysis.
  2. Space map analysis now showing the fragmentation level of your data.
  3. HALRBA/HUSRBA analysis.
  4. Capacity analysis.
  5. Data Space Analysis to performs a cross check between cluster Volume Groups and a volume's Data Set Directory.

See ReadMe.pdf after installation for all new features.

The tool has the ability to access a z/VSE System directly if the z/VSE Connectors are available.

In order to install and use the Multi Instant Logic Analyzer for VSAM, you need a Java runtime environment (JRE) or a Java developers kit (JDK) 1.5 or higher. You can download JDKs/JREs for various platforms from IBM developerWorks or Oracle.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

z/VSE ANT Tasks

Updated: 01/2014

This package contains a Java class library that can be used with Apache ANT. The Java classes are ANT tasks that provide z/VSE specific functions like submitting jobs, issuing console commands and downloading files.

In order to install and use the z/VSE ANT Tasks class library, you need a Java runtime environment (JRE) or a Java developers kit (JDK) 1.5 or higher. You can download JDKs/JREs for various platforms from IBM developerWorks or Oracle.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

JavaService - Run a Java program as a Windows Service

Updated: 03/2009

IBM provides several server applications for use with z/VSE that are implemented in Java:

Users may wish to run such a server on an unattended Windows system. They may want to keep these server applications running even if no user is signed-on on Windows. The JavaService tool allows running a Java application as a Windows service in the background. It acts as a wrapper inbetween the Windows Service Control Manager and the Java Program.

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A Readme.pdf file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

BSM Cross Reference Tool

Updated: 08/2008

The z/VSE BSM Cross Reference Tool is intended to help administrators control the profile definitions in the BSM control file. In particular when you delete a user ID, you can use it to ensure that you have removed the user ID from all access lists and groups. This tool applies only to users who have migrated to the new security concept that came with z/VSE V3.1.1.

The following functions are provided:

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A readme file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

RACROUTE encapsulation services for TCP/IP security exit

Updated: 02/2009

The IBM-provided TCP/IP security exit BSSTISX supports a pre- and post-processing interface. These interfaces are solely intended to be used by customers to add self-written security checks. In particular when it is used to exploit the security definitions of the security manager, e.g. special profiles of the resource class FACILITY, normally one has to use the RACROUTE macro interface. However, coding of RACROUTE requests can be very complex. Therefore these services were provided with BSSTXRRS to encapsulate the three basic RACROUTE requests of sign on, sign off, and authorization checking for resource access.

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A readme file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

LDAP Query Callable Module

New: 10/2010

The z/VSE LDAP Query Callable Module allows you to programmatically query an LDAP server from within your programs and retrieve attributes of an LDAP user. You can either call the z/VSE LDAP Query Callable Module directly (i.e. via an COBOL external call), or via EXEC CICS LINK when running under CICS.

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). A PDF file is contained in the ZIP file with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

z/VSE ZIP Programming Interface (API)

New: 11/2011

ZIP support in z/VSE is shipped since z/VSE 4.2. It has been introduced as part of Encryption Facility for z/VSE V1.2 OpenPGP, because the OpenPGP standard allows ZIP/ZLIB compression prior to encryption. The ZIP support is based on the Open Source package zlib. It provides a C-programming interface for ZIP/ZLIB compression and decompression.

Download and extract the ZIP file into a new directory (e.g. C:\Temp). The run the installer by executing setup.bat, setup.cmd or setup.sh. A PDF file is contained in the package with further installation instructions.

Note: This tool is distributed 'as-is', no support, no warranty.

 

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