CA SYSVIEW Review
The automatic JES2 spool cleanup is based on multiple filter criteria.


What is most valuable?

  • The MVS and JES2 product displays provide very detailed information.
  • The REXX API allows for very simple but powerful automation.

How has it helped my organization?

It has benefited our organization by the automatic JES2 spool cleanup based on multiple filter criteria.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better web browser support that display views, reports, and graphs. Currently, we use the IBM 3270 interface.

It would be nice if we could access the data and display it in a more “modern” way. I think there is some web client offered via the Vantage product. It is unclear to me what possibilities this client offers, as I do not have Vantage installed.

I would like to have a web client which supports all SYSVIEW functions and graphical dashboards. Perhaps this would enable us to export the data directly into an Excel format. After all, graphical displays on an IBM 3270 are not that great.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used it for over 10 years, although we stopped using it for a period of time due to a management issue.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used MainView from BMC.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

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

I only select the best products to use in the company. I am not involved in the final price negotiations.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated MainView and OMEGAMON.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a good performance monitoring and system tool, this solution offers it in a very compact product suite.

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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