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Tech Tip: How does CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS use the compression parameter for a TYPE=SCHEDULE transfer to a z/OS box from a z/OS box?

Question: How does CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS use the compression parameter for a TYPE=SCHEDULE transfer to a z/OS box from a z/OS box?    Answer: There are several areas where COMPRESSION can be set in CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS: The default for the SYSIN01...


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Tech Tip: Did you know what to check when XCOMS7050E ERROR WHILE CHECKING PASSWORD occur?

Description: After a new install of XCOM for iSeries (AS/400), transfers fail with XCOMS7050E ERROR WHILE CHECKING PASSWORD. Solution: When you get this error, please check Is the password in lower case? If so, put it in single quotes, for example, 'password' If sending from z/OS: Is...


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Tech Tip: How to cleanup XCOM.LOG file for XCOM LUW (Linux Unix Windows)

Did you know how to cleanup XCOM.LOG file for XCOM LUW (Linux Unix Windows)? You can use the XCOMLOG utility to clear out old messages: Purge the Log File CLEANLOG purges entries from the CA XCOM Data Transport transfer and error log. Run this program on a regular basis to ensure that...


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ENHANCEMENT: CA XCOM for z/OS SUPPORT FOR PASSPHRASE SECURITY Solution: RO94308

Client would like for XCOM to support passwords greater than 8 characters and that would require the support of password phrase.                          Enhancement Request...


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Tech Tip: What can be done in XCOM to make sure SSLv3 is still supported once the IBM PTF is applied?

Question: Please be aware that IBM has issued a PTF that will affect cryptographic services, in which it will disable SSLv2 and SSLv3 at a system level. This will affect all 3 rd party vendors, such as XCOM, that still support SSLv3. What can be done in XCOM to make sure SSLv3 is still...



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Tech Tip: CA XCOM for z/OS abends with a S0C4 at offset x'3B' and XCOMJOB hangs

After upgrading or applying maintenance to the z/OS environment, users seem to have encounter S0C4 abends at offset x'3B' in XCOMJOB. In addition to the abend they have also experienced XCOMJOB hanging.   To resolve the problem please verify that you have Common Services 14.1 installed...


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Tech Tip: View all History records via the Get History tab in XCOM GUI

CA XCOM Data Transport checks security by verifying that the user requesting history records is a member of the XCOMADM group and/or the XCOMSADM group. CA XCOM Data Transport returns records as follows:          •  If the user is not a member of either...