z/OS Unix Forwarder
USS files can contain information from Java applications and/or any kind of UNIX-based applications running within the USS environment on z/OS.
Analysis of USS files can address a variety of use cases centered around the applications which write and read information from USS files.
USS files can be used to investigate application activity, performance, availability and virtually any operational issue related to the application.
Data generated by an application into USS files could also be used for other analytics such as understanding business performance. Use cases based on USS files are virtually unlimited
USS Files to Splunk
ZUF collects operational data once from USS files to stream the data near realtime to Splunk.
ZUF waits a short period ( configurable ) before it checks for new data in that directory on individual file basis. In this way, parallel data streams run towards Splunk
Example Started Task JCL