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CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation Review
I like the System State Manager and all the built-in functions.


Valuable Features:

System State Manager and all the built-in functions.

Improvements to My Organization:

It’s invaluable for expediting the shutdowns/IPLs of our z/OS LPARs and monitoring our z/OS LPARs for issues/problems.

Room for Improvement:

It needs to have more compatibility/interfaces to other vendors’ products.

Use of Solution:

I've used it for more than 15 years.

Deployment Issues:

Upgrading the product, either adding maintenance, or moving to a new release, is usually painless.

Stability Issues:

Some earlier releases crashed occasionally, very rarely with recent releases.

Scalability Issues:

Adding OPS to a new LPAR or removing it from a decommissioned LPAR, hasn’t caused any issues.

Technical Support:

Excellent – very helpful and knowledgeable.

Previous Solutions:

When I first started using OPS, there were not any similar products from other vendors, with all the features OPS provided.

Initial Setup:

Once you're familiar with the product, it’s easy to use. The documentation is very good – coding some rules for console ‘message suppression’ is a good way to start.

Implementation Team:

The pricing for the base product is probably comparable to other vendor’s offerings. There are some optional applications/features, with separate pricing/licensing, that can be added to the base product. Get a trial license first to determine if any of the ‘optionals’ are going to be of use.

Other Solutions Considered:

OPS was already in place here when I became administrator.

Other Advice:

Ask the vendor for a demonstration of the product.

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Scott Redmond Mc FallReal UserTOP 5

Hi Steve, long time no talk. Thanks for sharing the review!

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