Mainframe Management Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Lead Technology Architect – Systems Programmer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
* SSM - Provides for orderly startup and shutdown. * OPSLOG - Enables filtering by message-id, and/or jobname(s). * Rules - OPS/REXX interface streamlines deployment, interfaces easily with JES2 and z/OS. View full review »
Lead z/OS Systems Programmer
OPS/REXX, because it allows us almost unlimited flexibility in automating our system. View full review »
SeniorMaa248 says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer - Storage
I use most of the SMS space management extensively, but also the features that enable me to look at dumps and different dataset allocations to the system, and performance data from the queueing and delays. I also really appreciated all the work that everybody did to get it functional for JES3, and they continue to do so, even though IBM said they are going to do away with JES3. I've really appreciated that, as MBS and z/OS have expanded features, SYSVIEW has been right there in step, providing updates and access to those features. It gives the commands the front-end through the product. View full review »
z/OS system Programmer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Responding to various events in the system. * Performing automatic IPL and shutdown. * Verifying system status. It makes our job, as operators, easier. View full review »
Douglas Oliverio says in a CA SYSVIEW review
IT Systems Engineer Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The MVS commands, because we have a lot of new, inexperienced users on the mainframe who don’t know the commands. View full review »
IT Team Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The product is really a very good automation. It's around the Rolls-Royce products of the automation products that are around. It's a very stable product. I very much like the SSM stuff in it. The rules engine, it's awesome. View full review »
Lars Mahrendorf says in a BMC MainView review
Produktionssteuerung at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
The integration of IMS commands is very useful, because you do not have to switch to another tool to problem solve solutions. View full review »
IT Director at McKesson
It's very secure, because it's a legacy application. It allows a natural, organic encapsulation of data. View full review »
Brian Maar Pedersen says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Mainframe Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It is easy to see if anything is wrong. The queues on the system are fast, and it is very intuitive to locate something. View full review »
Staff Specialist at M&T
To help monitor our scheduling system, in case there is something late. View full review »
Systems Programmer at Regions Financial Corporation
It brings up the jobs. We can schedule them into different groups, so we can bring up the base system first and then the applications just run on top of the that; then the jobs that aren't quite as important after that. We can enter special commands. It can go out and see messages as the job comes up, and you can reply commands to the messages. Satisfies the dependencies. What I like about it personally is that I can go out and interrupt what's going on and bring a job down if I need to, and bring it back up. It works out really well. View full review »
Systems Programmer at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
To minimize the labor of responding to the required message. So, an automatic response is minimizing the labor work. View full review »
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Simplicity of use * Reliability of the product * Scalability * The performance functionality The width and breadth of the options available that we do currently not use, but are available to us. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I personally like its System State Manager tools. They make starting and stopping a mainframe pretty much seamless. View full review »
Infrastructure Engineer Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The simplicity of it, as far as getting new people to use the tool. It's very flexible. You can customize what you need to, which is good. For example, you can do your own coding inside the tool, make your own scripting tooling. The scalability. We're able to use it across our whole enterprise. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It works, and as far as the scheduling piece, it is wonderfully well-written and I use it all the time. If something breaks and it goes down when it's not supposed to, automation brings it right back up. So it's really used mainly for availability. View full review »
Operations Integration Specialist at TCF Financial Group
I do not have to keep recordings. It is there and is proactive. It helps the operators, human editors, and me. View full review »
Larry Prince says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Enterprise Systems Engineering at First Data Corporation
* Ease of use * Ability for system diagnostics System troubleshooting and diagnostics are the biggest thing for us. We need to make sure our system is up and running and at peak performing. Also, it helps us troubleshoot if something does go wrong that we did not happen to see. View full review »
Mike Picarello says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Lead System Programmer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Like a Megamind does, it provides CPU contention batch job information. We are looking more for our kicks regions and stuff, which it self discovers, then they have some work to do. However, it has been very valuable so far. View full review »
Scott Barry says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Principal Consultant at SBBWorks, Inc.
The areas which it covers, CICS and DB2, are primarily the best for identifying problems which need to be resolved. View full review »
Bjoern Niegsch says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Senior Systems Programmer at FDC
As a system programmer I can see deep into the system, where nearly everything is at, so it's a very good tool for us to use. View full review »
Sr. Analyst/Technology Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
To me, the most valuable features are its ease-of-use and being able to clone some of what you've done with some of the rules. It makes it really easy to administer. I've had people tell me that it's one of the best automated systems they've ever worked on. View full review »
Michael Buckley says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Computer Systems Programmer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
CICS, JES, and MVS aren't necessarily valuable, just very useful. SYSVIEW provides information that supports our duties in problem alerts, problem investigation, and performance monitoring and management. View full review »
Greg Payne says in a CA SYSVIEW review
Sr. Analyst/Technology Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's an all in one monitoring solution because of the different subsystems we have such as JZ2, MQ, CICS and being the fact that it's an all inclusive and an all single install really helps us out. View full review »
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