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 is customer service and technical support?

Tech support is excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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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