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The following is a list of recent changes and improvements made to iEventMonitor. Most changes are made as the direct result of a customer request. If you have changes you would like to see made to iEventMonitor, send E-mail to us by clicking here Support@Kisco.com and we'll add your change to our list of possible implementations.

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iEventMonitor Recent Changes Log

Index:

iEventMonitor Updates:

Release 2:

Release 1:


Release 2 updates:

Watch Task autostart maintenance added.

Effective date: September 26, 2017

Several customers are using complex Watch Tasks with the auto start option. This new feature lets you review all of the currently active auto start watches and make changes to them.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF210. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Exit Program option added to Watch Task.

Effective date: August 16, 2017

The Watch Task process in iEventMonitor lets you set a watch for a specific message arriving at a given message queue. This is independent of the general message queue monitor process. This update adds an optional exit program to the watch task. Whenever the watch task is satisfied, iEventMonitor will call your exit program to do whatevern additional processing you might want to complete.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF208. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Utilization Monitor can now check for total system CPU utilization.

Effective date: August 9, 2017

At the request of a current customer, the CPU Utilization Monitor function in iEventMonitor has been upgraded to also allow for customers to monitor total system CPU utilization. Until now, this was limited to watching a specific subsystem. Now, in addition to monitoring a specific subsystem, you can also start a monitor that will watch total system CPU utilitization.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF207. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Email parameter expanded to 200 characters.

Effective date: June 28, 2017

At the request of a current customer, the EMAIL parameter field has been expanded from a 100 character field to a 200 character field. This change provides customers with lengthy domain names with more flexibility in creating notification lists for more end users.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF206. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


New Job Watch option added.

Effective date: February 9, 2017

A new option has been added to the Job Watch feature of iEventMonitor. The new *STRSTP option will monitor for a job (or jobs) to start or end. When the watch is satisfied, it will reset and stay active. This way, a job can be tracked when it starts and stops and then starts again.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF204. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Message Queue Monitor Improved.

Effective date: December 23, 2016

The message queue monitor function in iEventMonitor has been re-engineered so that it no longer requires a lock on the message queue being monitored. This will allow customers to monitor the message queue manually, including removing old messages, while the iEventMonitor is active. It will also allow other application to have access to the message queue concurrent with iEventMonitor.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF202. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


New features available in Release 2.

Effective date: October 12, 2016

Release 2 of iEventMonitor includes the following enhancements:

  1. New security audit event monitors. Whenever a monitored security event occurs on your system, an alert will be issued by iEventMonitor with summary information about the event.
  2. Improved security controls to allow you to give access to iEventMonitor to user profiles that are not security officer level profiles.
  3. Watch tasks now support auto start capability.
  4. Customer alert processes now allow including an attachment file.

Release 2 is now available at no charge to all customers that are current on annual maintenance support. Just send an email to Kisco and the new release will be made available. Please note that the new release will only work on systems with IBM's i/OS level of 6.1 or higher.



Release 1 updates:

Monitor all jobs in an interactive subsystem for high CPU utilization.

Effective date: December 17, 2015

High CPU utilization in an interactive subsystem can be an indication of a runaway job or a very poor choice of processing options. It is often the indicator of a problem. iEventMonitor now has a monitor that can be set to watch an interactive subsystem and report when a job exceeds a CPU utilization rate that you choose.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF112. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


New message queue override option added.

Effective date: September 28, 2015

A new message queue override option has been added. With the new option, called "Combined" (code C), iEventMonitor will check both the Message overrides and Message Exception IDs before deciding to report and event.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF110. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Several specification changes implemented.

Effective date: September 15, 2015

Based on customer feedback, the following specification changes have now been implemented in iEventMonitor:

  1. Up to 8 stacked notification addresses can now be included in a single event notification. The previous limit was 5.
  2. Watch Tasks now include the message detail text in their notification message.
  3. The text email process has been improved with easier to use debug features and error checking on SMTP server issues.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF109. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Job queue watch monitor added.

Effective date: June 26, 2015

A new monitor feature has been added to keep an eye on job queues on your system. When you start this monitor for a specific job queue, iEventMonitor will periodically check the job queue for a threshold number of jobs waiting to run. If the threshold is exceeded, an event notification will be issued.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF108. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Option added to Job Watch feature.

Effective date: April 6, 2015

At the request of a customer, we have added a new option to the job watch feature. This new option will send you an alert when a specific job starts and then again when it ends.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF107. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Email diagnostic support added.

Effective date: April 2, 2015

To help customers diagnose email delivery problems, especially on brand new installs, an optional diagnostic report of the email transmission process can be activated. This can help to pinpoint the exact configuration issue that is preventing email from getting sent.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF106. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


User exit program call option added on message queue monitor function.

Effective date: March 26, 2015

As of release 1.04 of iEventMonitor, an optional user exit program call has been added to the message queue monitor function. When a qualified message is received, the user program will be called passing a single parameter that contains details about the message that has been received. The feature includes the option to suppress the alert notification process if so desired.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF104. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Job watch function added.

Effective date: March 20, 2015

A job watch function has now been added to iEventMonitor. Using this feature, you can send an alert when an active job ends or you can send an alert when a specific job starts on the system. Jobs can be specified by specific name or by using a GENERIC* reference. You can check for jobs under a specific user profile or you can select the job for *ALL user profiles.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF102. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


Additional control over email identification fields.

Effective date: March 13, 2015

As originally released, iEventMonitor used some standard values for the email sender's name and the email subject line. With this change, the customer can now set these globally on their system. This will help them to differentiate when there are multiple systems being monitored or if there are multiple partitions involved.

This update is available via the Internet as PTF package IEPTF101. Registered customers of iEventMonitor can obtain this PTF as an E-mail attached file by just requesting it from us. Instructions for installing the PTF will be provided along with the file. To request the PTF, click on the E-mail link at the start of this page.


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