I am working on a tool which takes Log files and reverse engineers them in to activity/senario diagrams. This comes very handy when there are multiple calls or multi-tier architecture. Am able to process distributed systems logs successfully and trying to do it with Mainframe logs. Need help on:
1. Is something like this already available in the market (free or paid)? I did not find any. So please point me towards.
2. Based on my experience of Mainframes, JES logs just speaks about a particular job. I need something which talks about interactions with distributed systems, calls with in mainframes (programs being called, transactions occured, etc.). Basically communication. I feel SMF files would be able to provide this and more information to me. Pls correct me if this not right.
3. Can you please share or point me to, some SMF files. I believe types, 100-105, 110, 115, 116 would be of help. Not sure if I will be able to Digest info available in Types lower than these. You can suggest something else as well.
My organization doesn't have mainframe and quite tricky to ask Clients for these files.
All help / suggestions are welcome.