Customizing the Z Data Tools audit facility for IMS component

ZDT/IMS can optionally write audit log records to either SMF or an audit log data set.

If auditing is not required:

Z Data Tools provides two different methods (HFM1POPT-controlled and SAF-controlled audit) for controlling whether audit records are written for Z Data Tools IMS™ component. These are described in detail in Alternatives for controlling ZDT/IMS auditing.

You should determine which of the two methods is appropriate for your site's requirements.

Use the checklist to determine the customization required for the Z Data Tools IMS audit facility.

Table 1. Checklist for customizing ZDT/IMS auditing. This table lists choices and decisions.
Audit customization choice Decision (Yes|No|Not applicable)
1. Control auditing using the HFM1POPT options module  
2. Control auditing using SAF rules and a member in SYS1.PARMLIB  
3. Control auditing using SAF rules, without any changes to SYS1.PARMLIB  
4. Audit records are to be written to a data set  
5. Audit records are to be written to SMF  

For choices 1 to 3, you should answer YES for one choice only. Mark the other two choices as 'Not applicable'.

If you answer YES for choice 1, you can answer YES for one of choices 4 or 5. Mark the other choice as 'Not applicable'.

If you answer YES for choices 2 or 3, you can answer YES for one or both of choices 4 and 5. If you answer YES for both choices you are implementing dual-logging.

Table 2. Customization steps for audit customization choices. This table lists choices and related actions.
Customization choice Sections to complete
1. Control auditing using the HFM1POPT options module
2. Control auditing using SAF rules and a member in SYS1.PARMLIB
3. Control auditing using SAF rules, without any changes to SYS1.PARMLIB
4. Audit records are to be written to a data set
5. Audit records are to be written to SMF