zSPMon is a transaction to monitor the progress of the import of support packages.

After starting an import of support packages on SPAM or SAINT you can run transaction zSPMon to monitor the import progress of the support packages.

So far this tool monitors phases DDIC IMPORT and MAIN IMPORT and it is not part of the standard product.

How to install it

Download attached transport request and import it to the system before starting the import in SPAM or SAINT.

How to use it

After starting the import of support packages in SPAM or SAINT you can run transaction zSPMon anytime to check progress of defined queue.

Immediately zSPMon will consolidate current status of support package process and show “Total Progress” and “Phase Progress” information. To refresh information is necessary to manually press the refresh button (F8).


In this example, it is defined a PI_BASIS queue from SP 0001 to SP 0004:


And when phase DDIC IMPORT starts, the progress can be seen:



Phase DDIC IMPORT finishes:


MAIN IMPORT phase starts:




Once process is completed zSPMon reaches 100%


What’s next

In the next versions ZSPMon will consider all Support package phases and provide an ETA result based on system performance.

We count on your suggestions to improve this tool.

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  1. Nicholas Chang

    Nice tool! Thanks for the information and hopefully, it’ll incorporate in SUM in future, especially long process during shadow_import.


    Nicholas Chang

  2. Amit Chourey

    Hi Vagner,

    It is a very useful tool as far as the SP upgrade is concerned.

    Congratulations and Thank you for the effort.

    You have suggested that there will be next versions of ZSPMON

    Please let me know if you have upgraded the tool.

    Thank You!!



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