Does CA Dispatch provide a Culprit or any other reporting utility that will show an audit trail of who was doing what while they were logged on to CA Dispatch? Things like what online viewing reports were accessed? Who modified a database definition? Etc...?
CA Dispatch as a product does not store user activity information in its database so there are no ?canned? CA Dispatch reporting utilities that can provide this information after the fact. However, CA Dispatch DOES have the ability to cut SMF records that can be used for both chargeback purposes as well as tracking a user?s activity and reflecting who did what while they were logged on.
Among the SMF records that CA Dispatch can cut are the Online Viewing related SMF records known as "OLV Audit Records" and "OLV Resource Utilization" records. If you would like to have Dispatch cut these particular SMF records:
VSGMU190 -- Sysgen Online Viewing Control Screen SMF Record Number If Audit Records Are To Be Generated OLV Audit Record (0=None or 129-255) ==> OLV Resource Utilization (0=None or 129-255) ==>
A breakdown of the SMF records that will be cut can be found in the CA Dispatch 11.7 Reference Guide starting on or around page 264 where we document the fields on the VSGMU190 screen.
Also among the SMF records that CA Dispatch can cut are the SMF6 records which are created for each and every report spooled out to JES for PRINT. If you would like to have Dispatch cut these particular records:
VSGMU110--Sysgen Control Information Screen Generate SMF Writer Records with Record # (Blank=0) for Chargebacks ==>
A breakdown of the type 6 record that will be cut can be found in the Dispatch 11.7 Reference Guide, Chapter 15: Reporting on Report Production and specifically in the section entitled "Charging Users for the Reports They Receive" starting on or about page 457.
And finally, regarding what CA Dispatch as a stand alone product is capable of producing in terms of a formatted audit trail report or log: