CA SYSVIEW Pros and Cons

CA SYSVIEW Pros

SeniorMaa248
Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer - Storage
When we changed to JES3, the programmers didn't have to know anything. The product provided the same interface with the same look and feel.
I use most of the SMS space management extensively, but also the features that enable me to look at dumps and different dataset allocations to the system, and performance data from the queueing and delays.
I also really appreciated all the work that everybody did to get it functional for JES3, and they continue to do so, even though IBM said they are going to do away with JES3.
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Mike Picarello
Lead System Programmer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Between the tech support and the person I was working with, they have been extraordinary.
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Brian Maar Pedersen
Mainframe Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It is easy to see if anything is wrong. The queues on the system are fast, and it is very intuitive to locate something.
We have not had any major issues in approximately 15 years.
The scalability is absolutely fine.
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Douglas Oliverio
IT Systems Engineer Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Thresholds with alerts are valuable, enabling us to fix a problem before it has an impact.
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CA SYSVIEW Cons

SeniorMaa248
Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer - Storage
The things that I would think about would be in relation to JES3. However, I don't know if they'll be able to do much more with that because I don't know how much longer IBM is going to be supporting JES3. So I can understand not doing additional development. But if I were to suggest something it would be the JES3 initiators, the JES3 queues.
It confuses a lot of people because there are so many features, but when they see me bouncing around they say, "I didn't know it did that, I didn't know it did that." It takes a long time to find all the different features that are available.
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Mike Picarello
Lead System Programmer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The documentation, like installation guides and stuff, put it all in one place.​
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Brian Maar Pedersen
Mainframe Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
​We are using Datacom as the database system, so maybe a little bit more integration with that.​
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Douglas Oliverio
IT Systems Engineer Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The documentation format could be better. I noticed with the last release that all of the manuals were bundled into one. It used to have a separate installation guide, user guide, etc.
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