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Standardize Connect:Direct messages
Currently, Connect:Direct has multiple message qualifiers, making automation difficult. requirement is for the Connect:Direct address-space to use a consolidated standard message prefix
Improve diagnostic accuracy of Secure+ error messages
We often get Secure+ error messages (prefix CSPA) that don’t necessarily indicate a Secure+ issue. This makes it difficult to monitor for errors. The error messages that have caused us the most difficulty are:
CSPA202E SSL handshake failure, ...
Provide control over who can use the SNODEID parameter
With SPOE, the SNODEID presents a security vulnerability. The SNODEID is hard-coded in the process in clear text. Anyone authorized to use CDZ and able to read the file where the SNODEID is coded, typically in the process library, can create and...
Allow greater flexibility when amending Secure+ parms
Having a process which is reliant on a person logging onto an ISPF panel to update something like a TLS setting is no longer tenable in a modern IT environment. Automation and self service are the order of the day and the way Secure+ updates are b...
Can Secure+ be made any simpler?
I spend a lot of time trying to figure out Secure+ screens. Is there any way they could add more help to PF1?
Issue a message when CDz reached NODE Specific Max PARSESS Limit
CDz does issue SVTM082I when CDz as node hit the node specific SESS.SNODE.MAX. However, it doesn't issue any message when it reached Max PARSESS. Could you add a corresponding message for this so that we can easily figure out it hit the limit?
Extensions to Compress with Connect:Direct
Our clients who are transferring from Connect:Direct are using windows.However, because of the smaller lrecl of the file being transferred, it will not be compressed for the following third specification:1) CD z/OS to CD z/OS transfer will be in b...
Provide additional information when Session High Water Mark is reached
For Product id 5665-X09, record the number of active PRIMARY (PNODE) sessions and the number of active SECONDARY (SNODE) sessions when the session high water mark is reached. Record as much additional information as is reasonably possible in the ...
C:D for z/OS to support the allocation of PDSE V2 datasets
Currently, IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS (CDZ) does not support the allocation of PDSE Verion 2 (V2) data sets. Customer has the requirement to use the CDZ function to transfer PDSE V2 data sets for program deployment between testing and p...
Enable Transfer of Entire USS Directory via C:D z/OS
Sending Unix files on Z via C:D is tedious at best. I'd like for Connect:Direct to at least be on par with FTP functionality-wise if I'm going to try to convince users that it's in fact the better choice. C:D needs to be able to transfer an entire...