CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation Review

Enables orderly startup and shutdown of z/OS and all components


What is our primary use case?

System/ops automation, SSM, OPSLOG, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

Orderly startup and shutdown of z/OS and all components.

What is most valuable?

  • 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.

What needs improvement?

  • The interfaces to USS, CA UIM could be better.
  • CA Common Services interfaces - namely Zdata Mover, Zmessage Service, Zdatacolletcor - are poorly documented.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Tech support is excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Migrated from AutoMate/MVS in the 1990s. We went with the best automation solution available.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward, used CA-supplied migration tools.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

NetView, Candle products, ASG-Zack.

What other advice do I have?

It's easy to use.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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