This introduction outlines the analysis process, and describes other features of Fault Analyzer for z/OS®.

The purpose of Fault Analyzer is to determine why an application abends. After analyzing information about the application and its environment, Fault Analyzer generates an analysis report. The report describes the problem in terms of application code, which means that application developers and maintainers are not forced to interpret a low-level system dump or system-level error messages. As a result, the reason for the abend is made available sooner and with less effort.