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Host integration Server tracing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Respected Community Members,

                                                 If we are using the HIS 2010 TCP/IP WIP application, Does HIS 2010 Tracing does make difference?? OR Tracing are only for SNA not tcp/ip??

    Please assist.

    Thanks,

    Nick

    Monday, October 29, 2012 1:40 PM

Answers

  • If you are using TI over TCP/IP, then enabling HIS traces via snatrace.exe is of no use. You can enable TI WIP tracing in TI Manager, but that isn't of great help in many cases. We usually request TI WIP traces and network traces (Network Monitor, Wireshark, Sniffer, etc.) when troubleshooting problems.

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:45 PM
    Monday, October 29, 2012 9:35 PM
  • The TI trace (both WIP and HIP) files are written to the same location as the HIS traces as specified in the santrace.exe utility under the Trace File Directory tab. The default location for HIS 2010 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010\traces. The TI WIP trace names have a format of PIDxxxxx.aitf where xxxxx is the Process ID of the process that the TI application is running under.

    A network monitor trace captures the TCP/IP data being sent to/from the IBM transaction program on the mainframe. We can use this to break out the format of the data that is being exchanged. This data can include any TI Programming Model specific header information as well as the actual data being sent and received.

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:28 PM
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:52 PM

All replies

  • If you are using TI over TCP/IP, then enabling HIS traces via snatrace.exe is of no use. You can enable TI WIP tracing in TI Manager, but that isn't of great help in many cases. We usually request TI WIP traces and network traces (Network Monitor, Wireshark, Sniffer, etc.) when troubleshooting problems.

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:45 PM
    Monday, October 29, 2012 9:35 PM
  • where does the tracing files are located?? and how does Network Monitor willl help here??
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:45 PM
  • The TI trace (both WIP and HIP) files are written to the same location as the HIS traces as specified in the santrace.exe utility under the Trace File Directory tab. The default location for HIS 2010 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010\traces. The TI WIP trace names have a format of PIDxxxxx.aitf where xxxxx is the Process ID of the process that the TI application is running under.

    A network monitor trace captures the TCP/IP data being sent to/from the IBM transaction program on the mainframe. We can use this to break out the format of the data that is being exchanged. This data can include any TI Programming Model specific header information as well as the actual data being sent and received.

    Thanks...


    Stephen Jackson - MSFT

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:28 PM
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:52 PM