Associated dump data sets

There are two types of dump data sets that might be associated with a fault entry in a history file.

Tightly coupled

These are dump data sets that were created by Z Abend Investigator during real-time processing and are uniquely linked with the fault entry. When the fault entry is deleted, the associated dump data set is also automatically deleted.

Examples of tightly coupled dump data sets are:

Loosely coupled

These are dump data sets that are not uniquely linked with a fault entry. The fault entry was created as the result of analysis of an already existing dump data set. For example: an SVC dump created by setting a SLIP trap was selected for analysis using File > Analyze MVS Dump Data Set from the Fault Entry List display.

The same dump data set might be associated with more than one fault entry. When the fault entry is deleted, the dump data set is not deleted as it is assumed to be managed outside of Z Abend Investigator.