CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation Review

After implementing SSM, IPL time went from being manual commands to eight minutes via SSM.


Valuable Features

  • System State Manager (SSM) and the RDF, EPI, POI REXX functions and commands
  • Global variables
  • MSF
  • OPSLOG
  • Archive capabilities

Improvements to My Organization

After implementing SSM, we dropped our IPL time from 40 minutes via manual commands to eight minutes via SSM.

Room for Improvement

Use something other than CCI for external communications.

Use of Solution

I have been using it 20+ years.

Stability Issues

I have not encountered any stability issues; very stable product.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues; very scalable.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Technical support gets the highest rating; always knowledgeable and good response time.

Previous Solutions

I did not previously use a different solution.

Initial Setup

Initial setup was very straightforward.

Other Solutions Considered

Before choosing this product, I evaluated BMC Control products, IBM.

Other Advice

Make sure to allocate enough space for the OPSLOG and for the global variables.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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