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Using IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS


Duration: 1 Day

Method: Instructor-led. Hands-on Workshops.

Price: $600.00

Course Code: MF1024


COBOL Programmers and analysts who must use Fault Analyzer as a tool to help analyze and debug COBOL program abends.


The course teaches students the skills necessary to use the IBM Fault Analyzer to analyze batch COBOL or Assembler program abends.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of Fault Analyzer.
  • Describe the files used by Fault Analyzer.
  • Describe the real-time fault analysis process.
  • Use the Fault Analyzer ISPF Interface to analyze abends.
  • Perform interactive reanalysis of an abend.
  • Utilize side files and compiler listing during a fault analysis.
  • Manage Fault entries.
  • Perform batch reanalysis.


TSO/ISPF, or equivalent experience. Six months of COBOL or Assembler programming


  • I. What is Fault Analyzer for z/OS?
    • Overview
    • Supported Languages and Environments
    • Overview of Real-Time Fault Analysis
    • Real-Time Analysis Report
    • Online Interfaces
    • Interactive Reanalysis
    • Batch Reanalysis
  • II. Fault Analysis Files
    • Fault History Files
    • Source Mapping Files
  • III. Real-Time Abend Processing
    • Real-Time Analysis Report
    • Viewing Real-Time Analysis Report
    • Sample Abend Scenario
    • Sample Fault Analysis Report
  • IV. Using the ISPF Interface
    • Opening a Fault History File
    • Changing the Fault History File
    • Finding and Filtering Fault Entries
    • Sorting Fault Entries
    • Displaying Information About a Fault Entry
    • Customizing the Columns Displayed
    • Viewing a Real-Time Fault Analysis Report via ISPF
    • Interactive Reanalysis
    • Requesting an Interactive Reanalysis
    • Using the File Manager Interface
    • Program Source Mapping During Reanalysis
  • V. Managing Fault Entries
    • Creating and Using a Fault History File
    • Moving / Copying Fault Entries
    • Transmitting Fault Entries to Another System
    • Writing to Your Own History File
  • VI. Fault Analysis Options in JCL for Batch Jobs
  • VII. Batch Reanalysis
  • VIII. Fault Analysis Tips