CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation Valuable Features

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Art McKendrick
Senior Automation Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* 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 filtered to ease analysis. * Individual rules for various events can be updated in flight without bouncing the product. * Global variables can be set at the job, system or Sysplex level. View full review »
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Tom Kruger
Senior System Programmer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
By far, the most valuable features of this product are: * SSM * AOF * OpsLog View full review »
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Greg Payne
Sr. Analyst/Technology Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 systems they've ever worked on. View full review »
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Eric Camp
Lead Software Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Automation is very important to any data center; just the ability to optimize things, run more efficiently. OPS/MVS does that tremendously. View full review »
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Infrastr3c17
Infrastructure Engineer Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 scalability. We're able to use it across our whole enterprise. View full review »
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Daniel Khan
IT Director at McKesson
It's very secure, because it's a legacy application. It allows a natural, organic encapsulation of data. View full review »
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Connie Johnson
Operations Integration Specialist at TCF Financial Group
I do not have to keep recordings. It is there and is proactive. It helps the operators, human editors, and me. View full review »
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SystemsA8321
Systems Analyst / Programmer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The ability to create your own automation * Flexibility * The reliability of constant, active monitoring View full review »
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MainframeAutoSupp786
Mainframe Automation Support at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
OPSLOG, message rules, ability to manipulate the msg autoflag, MSF, RDF Tables. The whole product is very valuable, but if I have to list some, those are a good start. View full review »
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VP494
Vice President, Managing Director Defined Contribution at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Rules * OPS/REXX * SQL * SSM * Global variables * OPSLOG View full review »
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Leo Cadegan
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Simplicity of use * Reliability of the product * Scalability * The performance functionality The width and breadth of the options available that we do currently not use, but are available to us. View full review »
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Patrick Barrez
IT Team Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is really a very good automation. It's around the Rolls-Royce products of the automation products that are around. It's a very stable product. I very much like the SSM stuff in it. The rules engine, it's awesome. View full review »
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SeniorSy47f1
Senior Systems Administrator 2 at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are its ease of use and capability to solve problems across different platforms and different software products. View full review »
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Michelle Browning
Systems Programmer at Regions Financial Corporation
It brings up the jobs. We can schedule them into different groups, so we can bring up the base system first and then the applications just run on top of the that; then the jobs that aren't quite as important after that. We can enter special commands. It can go out and see messages as the job comes up, and you can reply commands to the messages. Satisfies the dependencies. What I like about it personally is that I can go out and interrupt what's going on and bring a job down if I need to, and bring it back up. It works out really well. View full review »
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Richard Chow
Systems Programmer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
To minimize the labor of responding to the required message. So, an automatic response is minimizing the labor work. View full review »
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LeadZOsS3ee2
Lead z/OS Systems Programmer
OPS/REXX, because it allows us almost unlimited flexibility in automating our system. View full review »
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Steve Dorsa
Production Control at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
System State Manager and all the built-in functions. View full review »
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SystemPr1365
IT System Software - Technical Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We like the flexibility that enables us to keep up with all the other products that are coming up and available. View full review »
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SystemsEd7b6
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It works, and as far as the scheduling piece, it is wonderfully well-written and I use it all the time. If something breaks and it goes down when it's not supposed to, automation brings it right back up. So it's really used mainly for availability. View full review »
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Paul Watt
Programmer 3 at Shelter insurance
I can use this solution to automate message traffic on the console. View full review »
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SystemsA0f5b
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I personally like its System State Manager tools. They make starting and stopping a mainframe pretty much seamless. View full review »
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Gadi Ben-Avi
z/OS system Programmer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Responding to various events in the system. * Performing automatic IPL and shutdown. * Verifying system status. It makes our job, as operators, easier. View full review »
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MainframSysSupportq992
Mainframe System Sofware Support at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* System State Manager (SSM) and the RDF, EPI, POI REXX functions and commands * Global variables * MSF * OPSLOG * Archive capabilities View full review »
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Coleen Criswell
Staff Specialist at M&T
To help monitor our scheduling system, in case there is something late. View full review »

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