Setting up automated monitoring on AS/400

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Hello fellow Techy's,

I am working with AS/400 systems as a backend to .net applications. We currently have some manual system checks we are performing twice a day and I was looking into setting up some automated monitoring to possibly eliminate the manual checks.

I know for the typical qsysopr, qsysmsg and production message queues I should be able to setup watches to notify if a job completes abnormally or a user account gets disabled or a job goes into a msgw status based on their message codes and some programming.

However what I am thinking about is EDI and wondering if anyone has experience with this and wondering if there is a way to setup an email notification if an EDI connection has anything besides "SENT" as its status for example. It looks like each connection has its own msgq so not sure about the watches there, probably not the easiest approach.

Is there such thing, I havn't researched yet, as a screen scraping programming language that mimicks a user at the keyboard for the 400 such as proterm scripting is on a mainframe system? Again it might be the same language I just havn't researched it yet and figured I'd pop the question in here.

 I am open to any suggestions or information in regards to setting up monitoring of the systems to avoid the manual checks we currently perform and to be more proactive with notifications as soon as something fails or goes into error.

Thanks,

DaJuRan

ASKED: February 17, 2012  12:53 PM
UPDATED: March 17, 2012  1:19 AM

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We use a product called MessengerPlus from Byteware to monitor the system for messages. I’m not sure how it would work for your EDI application. See the links below for more information.

http://www.bytware.com/products/mp/index.html

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=iseries+message+monitoring&oq=iseries+message+monitoring&aq=f&aqi=g-v1&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=278425l292341l4l293106l21l21l2l5l6l0l231l2410l1.8.5l14l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=54c6d44cb91ae02c&biw=1024&bih=635

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