Adabas System Coordinator 8.2 project watch


I am responsible for Adabas System Coordinator in Software AG R&D. Similar to the other client-based products, I thought it would be interesting to tell you the things we are working on in the next wave. Here’s a few words on the main things…

  1. Eliminate ECSA usage.
    Use of ECSA memory has come under increasing pressure as a scarce resource in recent years. Today, System Coordinator uses ECSA (shared memory) to support DTR (dynamic transaction routing) systems. We will change this to alternate memory usage thereby alleviating the pressure on ECSA.

  2. z/OS resource manager clean-up.
    The z/OS ESTAE event handler does not catch all error situations, in cases where ESTAE is skipped we will now support the z/OS resource manager clean-up event too, thereby covering all situations.

  3. Alternate messages destination.
    There are many console messages produced by System Coordinator (and the other client-based products Fastpath, Vista, Transaction Manager, etc). Administrators will be able to redirect these messages to alternate destinations such as the configuration file, a report file, etc.

  4. Online administration (SYSATM) - security
    Allow functions to be secured in RACF (etc), this requires Adabas SAF Security to be installed.

  5. Crash-recoverable DTR
    Dynamic transaction routing systems (such as CICS/MRO, CICS/plex, etc) are able to be resilient in cases of component outage, automatically routing existing sessions to remaining components. Support for these types of systems will be introduced.

  6. Singe-seat administration.
    All client sessions in all client jobs across multiple systems to be monitored from a single online session.

  7. System-wide newcopy - along with other client-based products.
    Allow the administrator to stimulate dynamic re-load of the main kernel of the product to allow maintenance fixes to be adopted 24*7. This is in line with similar facilities in Fastpath, the facilities will become integrated.

  8. Common tracing
    The ability to trace individual client Adabas command activity with information about Vista processing for translation/partitioning. This is in line with similar facilities in Fastpath (etc), integrated.

  9. APIs
    The will be a further evolution of APIs to allow manipulation of Vista configuration (IMPORT/EXPORT) so that configuration can be manipulated programmatically - and therefore copied from file to file etc. Also, further APIs to provide more statistical runtime information.

There are plenty more changes of a smaller nature. I hope you find this information useful.

Best regards,