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Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS

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Generate statistics in CD z/OS when a node is not defined in the netmap

Connect:Direct z/OS can reject any incoming connection request which is not defined to the C:D NETMAP when parameter NETMAP.CHECK is set to ALL,ALL,FAIL and TCP,ALL,FAIL. Have Connect:Direct z/OS generated statistical records that IBM Sterling Con...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Future consideration

Address $$UPDATE Deficiencies

We experienced an issue with C:D 6.1 on z/OS where we performed a $$UPDATE function on a netmap entry and the node became unable to accept inbound connections. We were advised by CD support that there is an obscure recommendation in the documentat...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 0 Future consideration

Propagate DSNTYPE values between z/OS systems

Consider cloning the DSNTYPE values for transfers between z/OS systems by the default. Shouldn't be necessary to specify them if the source dataset must be the same as the destination
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Functionality already exists

Apply maintenance on a multi-LPAR CDPLEX

Currently, to apply maintenance to a CDPLEX that is in more than one LPARs, we must stop the entire CDPLEX and apply maintenance to the entire group at the same time. In a case to support they told that this is so because the Manager could have pr...
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Ambiguous Logon Messages For zCD instead of RACF001I, RACF002I

Hello. You have several message IDs for zCD logon security that are not ambiguous. We want you to offer ambiguous logon messages that will not give any hint to an nonauthorized user.
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Enhanced messaging for various message states within job log to allow automation

Today - the only way to verify message processing is to log into Connect:Direct and check the current status. We would like it when messages go into the various states (specifically a wait state) for a message to put but out to the started task jo...
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 3 Not under consideration

Include active MAXUSERS in high water mark SMF record

Highwater mark SMF record should include Active MAXUSERS to have full pictures of how region is performing. We've experienced BTL issues relating to high MAXUSERS counts and we don't have accurate insight into how many users are active at that time.
about 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Ver display on IUI panel

If there are multiple instances of different NDM ver running, it will be easier to identify if the IUI panel has ver displayed. Attached screenshot will give the idea of what i meant. In this the right-side box has ver hardcoded. if there is a pan...
over 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Security Administration Report from SPOE administration

Using the ADMIN function to maintain entries in SPOE is basically performing security administration functions. In some environments auditors/regulators like to see who is performing administration and what changes they are making. Requesting that...
over 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 4 Future consideration

Support the use RACF PROTECTED userids in the Secure Point of Entry (SPOE)

When we create User IDs in RACF that will be used for Connect Direct transmissions, we have to create them with passwords so that the password can be used in the SPOE record. With a password is can make this User ID have the capability to signon. ...
over 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Functionality already exists