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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories BRMS
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 23, 2018

Enhance the BRMS Control Group Exit Program

In the BRMS Control Group Exit Program, add new exits related to how the control group ends (success/error/abnormal). This will assist with automation and monitoring, and should be called when the system has left restricted state (i.e. after restarting the controlling subsystem).

Use Case:

System: IBM i Backup Operations

Actor: Automation software
Monitoring software

Use cases for the system:

Full system flashcopy backups
Monitoring success of backups

Scenario: The production LPAR is flashcopied and full system backups (SAVSYS etc) is performed in batch restricted state on the flashcopy LPAR. When the backups complete, the control group exit calls a 3rd party utility to indicate the control group is finished, and whether it ended with success, in error or abnormally. Based on the end state, the utility can complete the flashcopy process, run maintenance, generate reports, etc or alert an administrator that the backups have failed.

It will also allow us to capture the joblog from the backup (even if abnormal) and transfer it to another LPAR for retention.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2019

    The BRMS team believes that the request described has been solved and is available with the following PTFs for release 7.4 - SI70368, for release 7.3 - SI70367 and for release 7.2 - SI70366.

  • Guest
    Mar 23, 2018

    BRMS has added this to our release backlog. Not sure when we will get to it yet.

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2018

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.