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Manas Sinha

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Automated JCL alert in case of load lib changes
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Hi All,

I have an Online load library. I want to make sure that whenever any of the loads in this PDS undergo a change, an automated alert can be raised.

I know that I can use TSO SUPERC (3.13) to do a compare, but the job just produces a report with no alerting mechanism whatsoever in case there is a change.

Pls advise.

Best regards,
Amit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject:
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Then you will need to execute a second step depending on the RC of SUPERC to send a notification message.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Automated JCL alert in case of load lib changes
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If Your organization has the proper change management procedures in place
You are duplicating already done work

the production load libraries should be protected from unauthorized updates
test libraries, are changed so frequently that any auditing on the would be useless ( apart the usual change management tracking )

what and with what would You want to run a compare ??
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Expat,

As far as I know, we get a RC=04, irrespective of whether the load compare has been successful or not.

Hi Enrio,

We do have Change control system in place (Changeman) and I am not trying to override the system.

This requirement is for a project release perspective , wherein different projects are doing their testing in 1 single region. The team have been given the liberty to move the loads into the region into a holding library (loadfix). This mechanism is just to issue an alert in case somebody changes the load without proper reason to do so.

Hope you understand.

Thanks for your help.

Amit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject:
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As far as I know, we get a RC=04, irrespective of whether the load compare has been successful or not.


Mmmmmm, from my experiences, RC = 0 means no differences, RC = 1 means differences.

I would take a look at your SUPERC output if I were you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject:
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Manas Sinha wrote:
As far as I know, we get a RC=04, irrespective of whether the load compare has been successful or not.
No, off hand, I noticed by my experiments it was RC=0 when matched else it was 1.
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We do have Change control system in place (Changeman) and I am not trying to override the system.

This requirement is for a project release perspective , wherein different projects are doing their testing in 1 single region. The team have been given the liberty to move the loads into the region into a holding library (loadfix). This mechanism is just to issue an alert in case somebody changes the load without proper reason to do so.


Surely you can use Changeman is such a way as to allow the teams to promote their change into the testing library/ies?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject:
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Garry Carroll wrote:
Surely you can use Changeman is such a way as to allow the teams to promote their change into the testing library/ies?
At my shop I've three different LPARs.

- Testing Region, say LPAR-1
- One other LPAR, say LPAR-2
- Production

Now some specific RACF IDs can promote codes to LPAR-2 from LPAR-1, where a new code was compiled. I think this is the situation with TS.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject:
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you could always generate one of the endevor reports, daily, which are accurate (once you understand how to set them up) and would tell you what has been added today, yesterday.

you could always skip this administrative big brother, check out what everyone is doing crap by only allowing responsible individuals to execute packages for migration.- then you would have the migration report.

I believe you have all the tools necessary in endevor (to include security) to 'CONTROL' everything. I have the feeling that your paranoia is based on your ignorance of the application (endevor).

CA has done a really good job providing facilities/utilites to prevent/control/supervise the kind of behaviour that you are talking about.

where panvalet was easy to use and hard to administer, endevor is a pain in the ass to use and easy to administer.
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