How to use ATM traces

This section describes ATM traces and how to implement them.

Note ATM traces are only available when using the Local Administration version of Transfer CFT. We recommend using Central Governance to manage Transfer CFT.
Topic Description

Trace management concepts

Describes the concepts behind performing an ATM trace in Transfer CFT.

Defining trace in Transfer CFT parameters

Describes the Transfer CFT general parameter for a trace.

Defining a trace file externally (CFTTRACE utility)

Describes how to create or remove a trace file, or to reinitialize it with an empty useable content.

Defining the internal trace file (CFTUTIL command)

Describes how to create a trace when Transfer CFT starts, with the possibility of tracing an initialization sequence, or during Transfer CFT operations.

Using the start trace command

Describes the start trace command, which is associated with a unique identifier, defines and describes the conditions for starting and selecting traced data, and associates a file identifier.

About Transfer CFT traces

Transfer CFT traces are managed by the Advanced Trace Manager (ATM) component.

ATM is a problem resolution assistance tool that is used:

  • To save the information exchanged at the Transfer CFT level, in one or more dedicated files

The information traced relates to protocol information (exchanges between Transfer CFT and its remote partners) and/or Transfer CFT internal information (exchanges between Transfer CFT internal components or between Transfer CFT tasks).

  • To retrieve and interpret previously saved information, through an off-line analysis program

Users are only concerned by ATM in that they may need to initiate tracing, at the request of the Transfer CFT Support service. The Transfer CFT Support service is then responsible for analyzing traces.

The next section introduces the concepts surrounding the trace mechanism and how this works in Transfer CFT.

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