CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Senior Automation Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 08 2016

What is most valuable?

* SSM keeps startup and shutdown of all tasks synchronised in a hierarchy. * MSF - cross-system and cross-Sysplex links between instances of the product. * OPSLOG - similar to OPERLOG, but it also includes some SMF events, and it can be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

OPSMVS has made it possible to run our IT systems with fewer staff, due to the level of automation that we are able to use. This does mean that skills tend to be lost over time, as people are no longer carrying out manual tasks. Therefore, it... more»

What needs improvement?

* SSM - when OPSMVS is started, there is a choice of either assuming all microhooks are up or all are down and working from there. It would be better if there was a feature that could discover the true state of every microhook. * OPSLOG -... more»
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Senior System Programmer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 29 2016

What is most valuable?

By far, the most valuable features of this product are: * SSM * AOF * OpsLog

How has it helped my organization?

Our largest LPAR currently has 633 tasks defined to SSM. We can shut the system down and have it back up in 30 minutes. Without SSM, that could not be possible.

What needs improvement?

I think some of their built-in functions are short on functionality. We have written homegrown REXX functions to perform many of these. * There is nothing in place to ensure that your rules are consistent across all machines in an... more»
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Sr. Analyst/Technology Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 11 2016

What is most valuable?

To me, the most valuable features are its ease-of-use and being able to clone some of what you've done with some of the rules and so on. It makes it really easy to administer and I've had people tell me that it's one of the best automated... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some of the biggest things is the prevention of problems getting more severe, those type of things. If you know what things are going on, and if there are things that you can do to automated your responses, it makes your life easier. I now... more»

What needs improvement?

I just installed version 12.3, which actually already has a number of new features. It's going to make it easier for some of our new users. I'm old-school, I learned it the old way. I actually want to go back and implement and start doing... more»
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Lead Software Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Automation is very important to any data center; just the ability to optimize things, run more efficiently. OPS/MVS does that tremendously.

How has it helped my organization?

I think from our standpoint, from automation, automation is central. We've reduced people from making mistakes. We've actually improved performance because now, OPS/MVS is doing things more efficiently than a person would do; they may make... more»

What needs improvement?

I think, for me, I’d like to see more of its web base. The ISPF dialogue needs a little bit more features. However, the web base will be even more important for me.
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Real User
Infrastructure Engineer Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of it, as far as getting new people to use the tool. It's very flexible. You can customize what you need to, which is good. For example, you can do your own coding inside the tool, make your own scripting tooling. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to respond faster to issues. If there are issues that come out, we're able to capture a message and alert somebody about it.

What needs improvement?

It does everything we need right now, I can't know of anything else we really need at the moment. If I really had to put my finger on anything, mainframe tools are pretty old as far as the pricing models. Maybe that could be improved. Should... more»
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What is CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation?

z/OS, its subsystems, databases, middleware, applications, and software generate thousands of event messages daily. IT professionals need a tool to filter, prioritize, and respond quickly to these events before they impact availability and threaten business processing and associated service level agreements. CA OPS/MVS EMA automates processes, enabling you to resolve problems as they arise. It also automates more routine tasks, simplifying IT management and operations.
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