CA SYSVIEW Review

It provides information that supports our duties in problem alerts, problem investigation, and performance monitoring and management.


What is our primary use case?

System monitoring and issue alerting. Problem investigation and resolution. System status and configuration details.

How has it helped my organization?

It pulls together a lot of utilities provided by other tools/products into one consistent umbrella.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

For one particular environment, the capturing, recording and presentation of IBM CPUMF data would be useful.

IBM Mainframes now produce data on processor cache performance. There is a mechanism for capturing that data within z/OS. It is useful for comparing machines and the impact of the number of partitions and logical to physical processors ratios.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've had no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's been able to scale for our needs.

How is customer service and technical support?

They're very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched due to a corporate directive.

How was the initial setup?

It wasn't very difficult to implement.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not involved with licensing, as this is done at a corporate level.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not involved in the decision to purchase this product.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very powerful and reliable tool with a relatively easy to follow interface.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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