Release Notes

Application Audit 17.02

April 1, 2019

What’s New in Release 17.02
April 1, 2019
ECSA Constraint Relief

For performance reasons, Application Audit has always used extended common service area (ECSA) as storage for its data collection buffers for Global Record. In order to provide constraint relief for other programs requiring ECSA use, the TCP and MQ buffers have been moved above the BAR into High Virtual Common Storage. There are no configuration changes in Application Audit needed to take advantage of this enhancement.

October 1, 2018
zAdviser Support

Enhanced functionality to collect Application Audit usage data and provide records to Enterprise Common Components to upload for use and analysis by zAdviser. zAdviser can then measure quality, velocity, and efficiency of Mainframe development. Refer to the Enterprise Common Components Advanced Configuration Guide for Release 17.02 for detailed instructions on how to enable the creation of zAdviser records.

June 28, 2018
Exploitation of Increased Thread Limit

Application Audit's TCP/IP support has been enhanced to take advantage of the increased thread limit in the kernel with the KERNELSTACKS(ABOVE) z/OS PARMLIB option.

April 1, 2016
Compuware Simple Installation for Mainframe Products

Compuware’s Simple Installation fundamentally changes the way Compuware mainframe products are installed and configured. Simple Installation streamlines the process into logical task flows and checklists, as suggested through numerous customer feedback initiatives. Compuware delivers the next phase of Simple Installation with the introduction of PARMLIB-enabled solutions in Release 17.02 of our mainframe-based products.

The next phases of Simple Installation are planned and will provide more features to further reduce the time, resources, and effort needed to install and configure Compuware solutions across one or many LPAR instances.


Each mainframe product now uses the Compuware Mainframe Services Controller (CMSC) PARMLIB facility, which gives many advantages over the previous customization methods. Some of these features include:

  Similarity to the current IBM z/OS PARMLIB, which is readily intuitive and familiar to many z/OS software installers.

  Simple, consistent method to configure human-readable parameters for Compuware products using a text editor.

  Use of System Symbolics in PARMLIB members allows for maximum flexibility.

  Easy deployment of installed software to other LPARs and sysplexes by simply copying the current PARMLIB file.

  Migration to newer releases by simply copying the current PARMLIB file, thereby shortcutting or eliminating future repetitive and/or lengthy tasks (such as compiling or executing configuration dialogs).

Software and Hardware Requirements

The Software and Hardware Requirements are now located in the Application Audit Installation and Configuration Guide .

Technical Notes

  For VTAM, Application Audit only supports LU2 data.

Known Issues

None at this time.