We have a customer who requires the logmon probe to read ASCII files natively. Their current effort required to read ASCII files is ...
Apparently, the above steps can take days (if not weeks) depending on workloads.
We would like to understand the impact of this on your monitoring capabilities and time consumption. Is anyone else experiencing this, or something similar, and could you benefit from the probe being able to read ASCII files natively?
Yes, we have the same issue!
A recent request is to monitor for websphere expiry dates (to monitor the Webservices.log on i-series), which means creating 3-6 NFS shares per Application Server. That's 36 NFS shares at least.
Just to clarify. You would like the Logmon probe to read ASCII files natively on the AS400 correct?
Currently I know it only supports the EBCDIC files.
this would need to be an Enhancement request on the idea wall to have product management add this ability.
I think currently what you are doing is about the best option.
Maybe others will have a better solution.
Yes this is correct. I have been in contact with product management, and they have asked that I post this to find out the impact and therefore the priority this can be given. But thanks for the reply Gene.