How to use ATM traces

This section describes ATM traces and how to implement.

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

Trace management concepts

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

Managing trace information collection

This topic describes how to begin and end the information collecting process.

Trace commands overview

Presents parameter setting commands, grouped by function.

Defining trace in Transfer CFT parameters

Describes the Transfer CFT general parameter for a trace.

Initializing the trace

Defines and describes a trace file which can be available to store captured information and associates an identifier with this file and description.

Configuring the trace communication medium

Describes how to configure the Transfer CFT communication medium so that you can write trace commands in the communication medium.

Defining a trace file externally

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

Defining the internal trace file

Describes how to create a trace when Transfer CFT starts up, 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.

Using the stop trace command

Describes the stop trace command, which defines the conditions for stopping a trace.

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 monitor 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 topic Transfer CFT Traces Information Collection contains a description of the trace commands.

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

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