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SOLVE/NetMaster - Alert Monitor buffer filling up?

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Article ID: 214766

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Products

SOLVE:Operations Automation NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP NetMaster Network Management for SNA NetMaster Network Automation SOLVE: Access Session Management

Issue/Introduction

What happens when the Alerts Monitor buffer fills? Does this stop the system receiving alerts or do they roll off?

 

Environment

Release : 11.9

Component : CA SOLVE:Operations Automation for z/OS

Resolution

All alerts are saved in VARTABLES, where those vartables have no limits.  There is no set # limit, there is no age limit, no storage limit, the product will continue to create alerts until such point in time the region runs out of virtual storage.  Only time Alerts will stop getting built is when the NetMaster ends due to out of storage conditions.

 

Do the following commands to see vartable usage:

=/XDB

Select Option ===> vt 

Vartable Prefix . $am    

For example, the following shows how these vartables are defined:

                                                       F=Free R=Reset S/B=Browse
                             Total     Table  Key  Key   Num       Del   Storage
      Name          Scope   Entries    Limit  Len  Fmt  Data  Age  Old      Size
      $AMACTALERTS  SYSTEM      108        0   32  CHR   MAP  NO   NO      2005K
      $AMACTALTSEC  SYSTEM      108        0  206  CHR     1  NO   NO      26352
      $AMACTFILT    SYSTEM        2        0   32  UPC   MAP  NO   NO        232
      $AMACTIONS    SYSTEM        3        0   64  CHR   MAP  NO   NO        576

 

Command ===> cmd 

 sh grpa=vtepgt

For example, overall storage being used by all vartables in the region:

N17E01 ANALYSIS OF BUFFER USAGE BY MODULE IN PGT VTEPGT         
N17E02 MODULE      #FREE    #USED  STORAGE FREE  STORAGE USED   
N17E03 M57      00001205 00012412      00548872      04738740   
N17E03 23W      00000000 00039172      00000000      03819066   
N17E03 23V      00000051 00000000      00003992      00000000   
N17E04          ---------------------------------------------   
N17E03 UNUSED   00000062 00000000      00019018      00000000   
N17E04          ---------------------------------------------   
N17E03 TOTAL    00001318 00051584      00571882      08557806