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There is a new version of the Java SMF API available. The changes are:
- Add SMF record types
- 0 – IPL
- 2 – Dump Header
- 3 – Dump Trailer
- 7 – Data Lost
- 8 – I/O Configuration
Download it from: http://www.blackhillsoftware.com/downloads/javasmf/java-smf.zip
Record type 6 should be coming soon.
Black Hill Software is currently developing an API for processing SMF data using Java.
The API builds on experience gained developing EasySMF to create a powerful and easy to use API for working with SMF data.
The API will run on z/OS and other platforms such as Linux and Windows. The API is 100% Java which makes it zAAP eligible on z/OS.