Historically the CA SymDump for CICS configuration parameters used during dump capture could only be updated using the online CICS transaction SYMI. This method required the user to sign on to each CICS region to make the required changes.
Starting in release 8.5 a batch utility program IN25DMPU is now available to perform the batch updates on the PROTDMP file. The batch utility program now allows updates to the PROTDMP configuration parameters when CICS is not active.
In order for the batch update to complete successfully CA SymDump for CICS cannot be active in CICS.
If CICS is active the SYMD transaction menu can be used to stop CA SymDump for CICS, run the batch update utility and use SYMD to restart the dump capture facility.
The example JCL below will use the IN25DMPU batch utility program to set the configuration parameter Messages to Operator to YES.
The SYSIN parameter DSN keyword points to the PROTDMP file being updated and the OPT keyword points to the parameter being updated.
//UTILITY EXEC PGM=IN25DMPU
//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SYMDUM90.CABALOAD
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*,DCB=(BLKSIZE=133)
//SYSIN DD *
OPT MESSAGES Y