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In another thread, the following was posted:

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Document Number: 397926833
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Functional Area: Electronic Service Agent
SubFunctional Area: General
SubSubFunctional Area: General
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Product: OS/400 BASE (5722SS100)
Release: V5R3M0

Classification: Public Use

Keywords: SERVICE
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Document Title:V5R3M0 Service Agent Jobs
Document Description:
The following are descriptions of V5R3M0 Service Agent Jobs:

QS9PALMON - This job periodically monitors the product activity log for
errors. The start hour and analysis interval are set in GO SERVICE Option
1. PAL analysis will run 10 minutes after the hour. For example, 00 means
the start hour is at midnight, and the PAL analysis interval is 4 so it
will run at00:10, 4:10, 8:10, 12:10, and 16:10 daily.

QS9PRBMON - This job analyzes problem log entries as they enter the problem
log (WRKPRB), and reports problems to the service provider when necessary.

QS9AUTOPTF - This job uses ECS to order an informational APAR that contains
a list of PTFs deemed critical by IBM Service. After this list has been
downloaded, the system or logical partition is checked to determine if the
PTFs on the informational APAR list are on the system or not. If there are
PTFs that are on the list that are not on the system, a secondary PTF order
is created and sent to the service provider for those PTFs only. The job
runs weekly, but currently it only downloads the informational APAR list
every other week. For the weeks when the informational APAR list is not
downloaded, the job will simply end normally and take no action.

QS9AUTOTST - This job periodically sends a test problem to the service
provider using ECS. It runs weekly and when its interval is met, the job
will send the test problem. For the weeks when sending the test problem is
not done, the job will simply end normally and take no action.

Note: This does not use HTTP connectivity, due to the type of transaction
it only uses VPN connectivity.

QS9SACOL - This is a service information collection/transmission job. It
runs daily to collect and send the service information to IBM. If the
settings in GO SERVICE Option 1 for the Send time element of the Service
information parameter is set to *COLLECT, then QS9SACOL will do both the
collect and send. If the send time is not *COLLECT, then QS9SACOL will only
collect the service information and not send.

QS9SASND - This is a service information transmission job. It runs daily to
send the service information to IBM only if the send time is different than
*COLLECT, which is immediately after the collection time based on the
settings in GO SERVICE Option 1. If the settings in GO SERVICE Option 1 for
the Send time element of the Service information parameter is set to
*COLLECT, then this job is not needed and it will not exist. If the send
time is not *COLLECT, then QS9SASND will be scheduled and only send the
service information.

QSJHEARTBT - This job does a verification transaction to IBM to test the
service information connection configuration. The default is 7 days;
however, it can be changed in GO SERVICE Option 1 - Connection Verification
Timer. It can be changed from 1 through 21 days.

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We have a new firewall and I began wondering what port(s) were used for
these. In this manual:

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/topic/rzaji/rzaji.pdf

it says use VFYSRVCFG to check. That does not work for me. The job
message queue wraps. And wraps. And wraps. So I found, in this same
manual, that this file:

/qibm/userdata/os400/universalconnection/serviceProviderIBM.xml

contains the port. I found a line that says port 19285. Can anyone
confirm?








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