CICS TRANRATE Alerts from low-activity regions/ inconsistent values

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Article ID: 126374

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Products

CA SYSVIEW Performance Management NXBRIDGE - SYSYVIEW/ENDEVOR

Issue/Introduction



I am still working on implementing alert notifications from SYSView.
I am coding and attempting to test the rules on a system with no activity.
To enable testing I set low thresholds for some of these. For example, I have a TRANRATE rule set to WARN at 1.6 transactions per second, with a PROBLEM level of 2.
I initially triggered the alert by just holding the enter key to flood a single transaction.
The generated alert seems to contain fractional values instead of numbers greater than 1.
And the rule continued to generate alerts even after I ceased entering transactions.

Environment

Release:
Component: SYSVW

Resolution

TRANRATE typically shows as decimals and TSUMRATE shows as an integer. 
TSUMRATE is trans/minute (number of trans that ran in the prior minute). 
TRANRATE is trans/second (number of trans that ran in the prior minute, divided by 60 secs). 
So defining a threshold for either is basically measuring the same thing, just using different units (rate vs. count).