News
Jun
14

New EZ-DB2 Maintenance - CXA00002 has been issued for V10.0

Accompanying the APAR is a documentation update that includes the new features implemented in the APAR. The documentation update can be downloaded from the APAR article or from the EZ-DB2 Documentation page.

EZ-DB2 V10.0 users should download the latest maintenance and apply as soon as convenient.

  • Support EAV volumes for trace log datasets.
  • Improve log space calculation.
  • Fix issues with EZ-STATS Option 10.
  • Enhance APAR process to correctly identify COBOL level/maintenance.
  • New command ARC can be entered on the main EZ-Tracer/EZ-Cache panels to archive an existing Workload - see latest User Doc.
  • Remove requirement to set EZ-Tracer/EZ-Cache job type in advance. Batch or Started Task can be decided dynamically.
  • Improved log sequence checking in postprocess.
  • Various panel/process improvements.
  • New option '8 - Master Task Control' to submit submit commands to the Master STC directly from the panels. 

Note: This APAR is only for EZ-DB2 V10.0 installations


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May
31
New EZ-DB R5.7 for IDMS Maintenance - CZK07.036
Posted by Clive Petley on 31/05/19 @ 6:05 PM

New EZ-DB R5.7 for IDMS Maintenance - CZK07.036 has been issued.

EZ-DB R5.7 users of EZ-RSTU should download PTF CZK07.036 and apply as soon as convenient.

  • Possible EZ-RSTU corruption if new OCCURS DEPENDING ON added to restructured record.

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May
30
New EZ-DB R6.0 for IDMS Maintenance - CDL10011
Posted by Clive Petley on 30/05/19 @ 5:49 PM

New EZ-DB R6.0 for IDMS Maintenance - CDL10011 has been issued.

EZ-DB R6.0 users should download the latest maintenance and apply as soon as convenient.

  • Possible EZ-RSTU corruption if new OCCURS DEPENDING ON added to restructured record.

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May
20
New EZ-DB2 Maintenance - CXA00001 has been issued for V10.0
Posted by Clive Petley on 20/05/19 @ 6:01 PM

New EZ-DB2 Maintenance - CXA00001 has been issued for V10.0

EZ-DB2 V10.0 users should download the latest maintenance and apply as soon as convenient.

  • Runtime parameter output now goes to EZD2PRM. 
  • Dynamic allocation output now goes to EZD2ALC.
  • Command UTL now runs the Trace Status report. Alternatively, option '9.1.5 - Full EZ-DB2 Status Report' can be used. The Status Report panel also allows Trace CSA control blocks to be cleared.
  • New EZD2AUD audit trail in Master STC's job output. This logs the start and end of all distinct EZ-Tracer and EZ-Cache jobs - main trace, post processing and report jobs/tasks - irrespective of whether they were initiated via the Master STC.
  • Various improvements to messaging and processing in EZ-Tracer and EZ-Cache. 
  • Additional checks in EZ-Cache to trap corrupt IFCID 316 length field and prevent possible IEC036I 002-18 abend in XOPTRACE. 
  • Test for Db2 12 returning error status 00E60831 and end. Check IBM for UI59961. 
  • Add TCB update steps to Reports job, when running traces in batch. 
  • Fix Reports JCL in STC/Logstream mode when tracing host variables. 
  • Automatically delete existing Logs datasets if found, when starting a trace. 
  • New Master STC command to clear a log stream '/F ezvxmst,CLEARLGS logstream_name' 
  • Correct generated batch trace jobs to use the alternative authorized loadlib if set. 
  • New Master Started Task 'force start' option - see notes in EZVXMST replacement proc.

Note: This APAR is only for EZ-DB2 V10.0 installations


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May
14
New EZ-DB2 V9.1 Maintenance - CX910325
Posted by Clive Petley on 14/05/19 @ 6:09 PM

New EZ-DB2 Maintenance - CX910325 has been issued for V9.1

EZ-DB2 V9.1 users should download the latest maintenance and apply as soon as convenient.

  • Additional checks in EZ-Cache to trap corrupt IFCID 316 length field and prevent possible IEC036I 002-18 abend in XOPTRACE
  • Test for Db2 12 returning error status 00E60831 and end. Check IBM for UI59961

Note: This APAR is only for EZ-DB2 V9.1 installations


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Apr
2
Announcement - EZ-DB2 Release 10.0 is now GA
Posted by Clive Petley on 02/04/19 @ 12:11 PM

We are pleased to announce that EZ-DB2 Release 10.0 is now GA and available for immediate download.

Release 10 brings significant architecture changes to the EZ-Tracer and EZ-Cache tools, allowing for more dynamic workload and trace control. Version 10 positions EZ-DB2 ready for continued improvements and future integration with other tools and products.

Release 10 changes include:

  • Ability to run traces as true started tasks.
  • Flexibility in creating and modifying trace workloads.
  • Control and monitoring of EZ-Tracer and EZ-Cache traces via a Master EZ-DB2 started task.
  • Use of logstreams when capturing Db2 trace data.
  • The ability to run trace post processing continuously, while the trace data is still being captured.

The 'EZ-DB2 V10 What’s New – Release Summary' provides an overview of the changes and the benefits they bring.

Existing EZ-DB2 customers can download the latest Release 10 User Guide Addendum from the 'EZ-DB2 Release 10 Documentation' page and the latest GA installation files from the 'EZ-DB2 Release 10.0 Base Installation' page.


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