How to Configure Abend-AID on Topaz

Connor Blair
2 min readAug 21, 2020


Abend-AID is a great failure resolution tool for mainframe applications. Most mainframe developers think this tool can only be used from the green screen, but not anymore! In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to setup Abend-AID within Topaz.

First, open up the JES Explorer.

Now enter in the name of the Abend-AID server in the prefix then click enter.

Double click the running job (job highlighted in blue) to open the log. Find TCP_HOSTNAME and TCP_PORT.

Now open up Topaz preferences.

Find Abend-AID under Compuware.

Click Add then enter in the TCP_HOSTNAME and TCP_PORT you found in the Abend-AID log.

Click “Ok” then “Apply and Close”. Now, let’s open the Abend-Aid Server. Go to Compuware->Operations->Abend-AID.

That’s it!