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CA Datacom making changes to Health Check parameters


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The CA Datacom Health Checks have certain default parameters.

For example, Health Check DTCM_DB_MAX_TSK has a parameter THRESHOLD which defaults to 85.

How can the Health Check parameters be modified?



Release : 15.1

Component : CA Datacom/DB


The procedure to make changes to Health Checks is in the IBM documentation.

See documentation topic Making persistent changes to checks and Syntax and parameters for HZSPRMxx and MODIFY hzsproc

There are currently 3 CA Datacom Health Checks, documented in TechDocs section Health Checks 


There is a separate Health Check with the same name for each MUF. For example for Health Check CA_DTCM,DTCM_DB_MAX_TSK you could have;

CA_DTCM,[email protected]
CA_DTCM,[email protected]

The CA Datacom Health Checks are registered dynamically at each MUF startup. They are not added to the SYS1.PARMLIB member HZSPRMxx.

Displaying Health Checks

The current settings for the Health Checks can be displayed in three ways:

  • CA SYSVIEW using option HCHECKER
  • IBM SDSF using option CK
  • z/OS operator console command F hzsproc,DISPLAY

For example to display the Health Check CA_DTCM,DTCM_DB_MAX_TSK issue z/OS console command:


The Health Check name has a wildcard character * so it displays all MUF names.

Modifying Health Check Parameters

To make changes to a Health Check parameter member SYS1.PARMLIB(HZSPRMxx) needs to be updated.

For example, to change the parameter THRESHOLD for Health Check DTCM_DB_MAX_TSK from 85 to 90 do the following:

  • Update member SYS1.PARMLIB(HZSPRMxx) and add the following statement:
       REASON('Change Threshold parm') DATE(yyyymmdd)
    Use the wildcard character * so it applies to all MUF names.
    xx is the suffix used by your installation. Normally 00 but it could be different. See the last section in this article to determine which suffix to use.
  • Issue the following z/OS console command to activate the change:
    F hzsproc,REPLACE,PARMLIB=(xx)
    This will change any new instances of the checks.
  • To update currently active checks, issue the following z/OS console command:

How to determine which HZSPRMxx member is in use

  • Issue z/OS operator console command:
    D IPLINFO                                                     
    Look for:
    IEASYS LIST = (00,0B) (OP)
    This indicates member IEASYS00 is used first.
  • Issue console command:
    D PARMLIB    
    IEE251I 19.04.47 PARMLIB DISPLAY 550                        
     PARMLIB DATA SETS SPECIFIED                                
     AT IPL                                                     
     ENTRY  FLAGS  VOLUME  DATA SET                             
     1      S    MVSAC1  SYS1.PARMLIB                         
     2      S    MVSAC2  SYS1.IBM.PARMLIB     
  • This shows there are 2 PARMLIB libraries. SYS1.PARMLIB  is first.
  • Check member IEASYS00 in SYS1.PARMLIB, if not there check the next library in the display above - SYS1.IBM.PARMLIB    
    Look for this line:
    This shows the name of the Health Checker proc, on this example it is called HCHECK
  • Check on Sysview or SDSF the running HCHECK started task.
  • Look for this parm:
    //HCHECK   PROC HZSPRM='00'   
  • This indicates the Health Checker options are in SYS1.PARMLIB(HZSPRM00)