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The Network Center : Query : Features

FeatureBenefit
An intuitive, CUA-compliant interface minimizes training overhead and aids infrequent users with simple menu navigation and command prompts.
Interactive control block display empowers staff to examine VTAM operations, configurations, and definitions in real time, including externally related bit settings, control blocks, buffers, and chain elements.
Color-coded messages signal conditions that differ from installation norms, allowing staff to solve potential problems before they cause harm.
Real-time monitoring makes it a snap to ascertain session activity within the local domain.
Historical audit trails empower users to generate standard records and pinpoint session trends for a more secure and efficient network.
Administrative facilities provide advanced VM and OS staff with virtual consoles and other tools for in-depth VTAM diagnoses and management.
Around-the-clock tech support includes fast, friendly assistance from the program developers.

System Features

Query is designed to use minimal CPU while maintaining ease-of-use:

O Centralized control
Managed dynamically through CMS or TSO for central control from anywhere in the network.

O Compatibility
Harmonizes with all generally available SNA network software.

O Adaptability
Provides BSAM-routine access to file-based software information.

O Scalability
As a generalized implementation of the VTAM SME ISTEXCAA, Query uses minimal CPU and easily supports tens of thousands of users.

O Mainframe portability
Operates within VTAM under all releases of MVS, VM, OS/390, and Z/OS, with full support for future releases.

Available Control Blocks

The Query menu provides an extensive selection of VTAM-related control blocks and control block lists, all of which you can select from for related information:

Control block Description
ATCVT the VTAM Communications Vector Table, which is the anchor block for most ACF/VTAM related storage
ACDEBS Application program blocks (defined application subsystems)
BPDTY Buffer Pool Directory
CONFT Configuration table
LOGMODE the system Logmode table (BIND images)
RDT the Resource Definition Table (active VTAMLST entries)
SBFA Buffer pool start options
SIBS current Session Information Blocks - one for each active session in the system
SRT Access to the ACF/VTAM Symbolic Resolution Table
SOPT Start options that are in effect
VRBS Virtual Route Blocks
ACF/VTAM private areas Query also allows users to browse any location within the ACF/VTAM private area that can be legally addressed
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