Why is my task waiting at a breakpoint while no breakpoint appears?

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Article ID: 19303

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Products

CA InterTest - CICS CA InterTest - Batch CA InterTest VSE - CICS CA SymDump for CICS CA SymDump Batch

Issue/Introduction

During an active monitoring session, the receiving terminal can hang rather than display a breakpoint.


 



CA InterTest for CICS users may experience a teminal hang when expecting to receive a breakpoint.  A CNTL=INQ command shows that the task is active and an associated message states that CA InterTest for CICS is waiting at a breakpoint. However, no breakpoint display appears.

Environment

Actively monitoring a CICS application program  with Intertest.  

Resolution

The most common cause of this problem is the CA InterTest for CICS breakpoint transaction, VTAT, has received a security violation when attempting to display the breakpoint. This can often occur when the CICS transaction is not associated with a terminal and the originating terminal is defined as FROM=.ANY or FROM=.NO through the LIST Profile.
Ensure that there are no external security restrictions defined for the VTAT transaction.  

Additional Information

Please refer to the CA InterTest for CICS Installation Guide, Chapter 3: System Requirements. The section entitled CA ACF2 and RACF Users specifies that all security must be removed from the IPLX, ISER, VIRC, LIST, and VTAT transactions. For optimal performance, security should be removed from the CNTL transaction as well

This same information can be found in the Documentation wiki for InterTest and Symdump r10.0 and r11.0 under Product Requrements 

Attachments

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