CPExpert Product Update 2000-1

This product update forwards updates to both software and documentation. The software update is Release 10.1 of CPExpert. The release number indicates that it is the first release of 2000.

This release (1) provides support for OS/390 Version 2 Release 9 (V2R9), (2) provides additional performance analysis for the WLM Component, (3) enhances the DB2 Component; (4) provides additional performance analysis for the CICS Component; (5) provides additional performance analysis for the MVS Component, (6) provides updated documentation on CD-ROM, and (7) corrects errors that have been reported.

  • Correct errors that have been reported. I've added a new member titled SOURCE(GENERR92) which contains a listing of the errors that were discovered in CPExpert code for Release 9.2, and an acknowledgment of the user who found the error.
  • I really appreciate calls from users reporting problems or simply asking questions. As I said in the original delivery letter for CPExpert, if errors occur with your installation, please don't waste your time trying to solve the error. Just give me a call and I will quickly fix the problem!


I suggest that you use the following steps to install Release 10.1:

  • Create a new PDS titled "prefix.CPEXPERT.V101.SOURCE".

  • Create a new PDS titled "prefix.CPEXPERT.V101.USOURCE".

  • Install CPExpert into the "prefix.CPEXPERT.V101.SOURCE" using the normal installation procedures described in the CPExpert Installation Guide.

  • Copy your old USOURCE members into "prefix.CPEXPERT.V101.USOURCE". This step should be done so you do not have to recreate all of your unique parameters. There are no changes to the variables in USOURCE members, unless you are exercising new options provided with this code.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you license the WLM Component, the CICS Component, or the MVS Component, and do NOT collect SMF TYPE88 records and retain these records in your MXG performance data base, you must modify USOURCE(GENGUIDE) to specify %LET SMFTYP88=N;. Otherwise, you will encounter a SAS error.

    The above note does not apply if you execute CPExpert analyzing a CA-MICS performance data base. MICS does not process SMF Type 88 records. Consequently, CPExpert cannot analyze system logger performance problems with a MICS performance data base.

    If you license both MICS and MXG, please contact me for information on how to create a MXG performance data base containing only the TYPE88 records necessary for CPExpert's analysis of system logger problems.


I would like to say "Thank you" to the following individuals. These folks have discovered errors, proposed new features, or suggested documentation changes since the last Update Bulletin:

    Glen Bowman (Wakefern Food Corporation, NJ)

    Dave Cogor (US Department of Transportation)

    David Ehresman (University of Louisville, KY)

    Kris Ferrier (State of Washington, WA)

    Paul Gordon (Bank of America,VA)

    Bill Hatcher (Department of Veterans Affairs, TX)

    Mike Jacques (Branch Bank & Trust, NC)

    Mike McInerney (Computer Associates, VA)

    Alex Benny Nielsen (TELE-DANMARK, Denmark)

    Alex Torben Nielsen (TELE-DANMARK, Denmark)

    Bryant Osborn (Bank of America, VA)

    Harald Seifert (HUK-Coburg, Germany)

WEB site

Please visit my web site (www.cpexpert.com) for information about CPExpert. I post answers to frequently asked questions, errors reported by users for the current release of CPExpert, and information about CPExpert components that you might not license.

Additionally, I've posted several papers on the web site that I've presented at professional conferences.

Please call, fax, or send me a note on the Internet if you have suggestions, you want new features, or you would like to see more or different reporting done by CPExpert.

Best regards,

Don Deese

Computer Management Sciences, Inc.
6076-D Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 2310
(703) 922-7027 FAX: (703) 922-7305

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Last updated by Don Deese on 05/03/00.