About Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA 12c Release 1 (12.1.1)
Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA is a domains-based product that provides bi-directional connectivity between Oracle Tuxedo clients or servers and mainframe applications. The mainframe applications may use Customer Information Control System/Extended System Architecture (CICS TS) and Information Management System (IMS) implicit LU6.2, or any IBM-supported Application Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) or CICS TS interface.
New Product Features
The following new feature is available in Version 12c Release 1 of the Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA product:
Support for Tuxedo 12c Release 1 (12.1.1)
SNA gateway supports nested view
SNA gateway supports TSAM monitor
CRM connects to multiple CICS/IMS regions
CRM connects to multiple SNA gateways
SNA gateway Rolling Patch 006 includes the following new features and enhancements:
Support for multi-byte character set (MBCS)
Besides single-byte character set (SBCS) character set translation, Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA now supports multi-byte character set (MBCS) translation. This feature allows translation among more than 200 different SBCS and MBCS character sets.
SNA gateway Rolling Patch 013 (with CRM Rolling Patch 006) includes the following new features and enhancements:
CRM trace retrieval
SNA gateway uses crmretrc on open systems to retrieve trace from CRM. You can use crmretrc from any machine located on the same TCP/IP network when it is running the CRM server.
For more information, see crmretrc and CRM in Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA CRM Administration Guide.
SNA gateway Rolling Patch 014 includes the following new features and enhancements:
Support for customized call ID
You can retrieve customized call ID from every Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter incoming call message. Many buffer types support this feature, including CHANNEL/CONTAINER, VIEW, and FML32. Call ID is composed of fields; you can choose to put one or more fields to each call ID in configuration file. Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA Gateway loads and parses the configuration file at initialization, and generates a call ID depending on it when decoding an inbound request and sets this call ID to message.
This feature requires TSAM Plus 188.8.131.52 Rolling Patch 020 or above, and TSAM Plus Manager 184.108.40.206.
Table 3 provides a list of IBM host software supported by Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA.
Table 3 Supported Mainframe Software
CICS Transaction Server 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
IMS Version 9, 10, 11
This section describes known problems from the prior release of the Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA that have been fixed with the current release of the Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapter for SNA software. Table 4 lists a bug number for each problem.
Table 4 Fixed Problems
Description and Workaround or Solution
WHEN CRM DOWN, THE LINKS STATUS OF SNA GATEWAY STILL KEEP ACTIVE
CRM CRASHES WHEN CONTACTED BY NOT DEFINED CICS
DEPLOY JCLS ARE MISSING IN CRM PACKAGE
FML32/VIEW32 TRANSALATION NOT WORKING
CRM : AUTOMATIC RECONNECTION TO MULTIPLE REMOTE LUS UPON FAILURE
ADD PATCHLEVEL ATTRIBUTE WINTHIN RELEASE XML ELEMENT OF REGISTRY.XML
GW / CRM HEART BEAT DOESN'T WORK
ASSERTION FAILED: 0, FILE HP62_SVR.CPP, LINE 1189 WHILE BOOTING CRM ON SNA STACK
GWSNAX NEED TO BE CHANGED TO SUSPEND WHEN A CICS IS DOWN
LIBTUX_CAT:541 + 557 : SERVER GWSNAX TERMINATED AND BEING RESTARTED
GWSNAX NEEDS TO SUPPORT DPL FROM ART CICS RT
SUPPORT OF 64BITS DATATYPES ON VIEW32 GENERATE VIEWS
GWSNAX TRANSLATES DATATYPE LONG OF VIEW32 BY ERROR ON HP-UX IA 64BIT
LIBGWS_CAT 9062 ERROR: EXCHANGE LOGS REJECTED FOR FCM1, RESTART TYPE OR LOG NAM
ERROR: APPC LISTENER TASK (SIMPSTK1) FAILED WITH FAILCODE INPUTOUTPUT
TMA SNA SIMPAPP DTP SERVER ABEND ATCV WHEN TUXEDO CLIENT FAILED WITH TPETIME
CRM CRASH WHILE SIMULTANEOUS OUTBOUND TRANSACTIONS RUNNING