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Real User
Senior Mainframe Systems Programmer - Storage
Mar 14 2018

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

It's a little steep, but there are a lot of other functions that it brings together. It gives you one window to look through to get to a lot of different features. The more products you have from CA… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

IBM has SDSS, the closest thing to competition. SYSVIEW just has more features. When I first started, SYSVIEW gave me an interface to VSE/Power and the queues, the JOBSUM feature; access to Java… more»

What other advice do I have?

CA offers technical advice. They'll come in and they'll show you all the bells and whistles. I think that's a really good thing. They'll come in and help you tweak the product to get the most use out… more»
Michael Buckley
Real User
Computer Systems Programmer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 17 2018

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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

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… more»

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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched due to a corporate directive.

What other advice do I have?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not involved in the decision to purchase this product.
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Douglas Oliverio
Real User
IT Systems Engineer Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The MVS commands, because we have a lot of new, inexperienced users on the mainframe who don’t know the commands.

How has it helped my organization?

Thresholds with alerts are valuable, enabling us to fix a problem before it has an impact.

What needs improvement?

The documentation. 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.

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

I am not involved with pricing or licensing.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

SDSF and IOF. We didn’t switch, we have both products.

What other advice do I have?

Follow the manual and you won’t have any problems. If you do come across any installation issues, instead of spending lots of time trying to resolve it, open up a question… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SYSVIEW has been here since I started working here.

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What is CA SYSVIEW?

CA SYSVIEW Performance Management offers new levels of visibility into critical business transactions that provide 24x7 monitoring for complex application environments. This real-time visibility is a critical asset to simplify mainframe performance management by monitoring against alerts, drilling down for intuitive problem identification, and basing automation on performance intelligence. Instead of using different tools, processes and people to support each environment, now there's an enterprise-wide solution that monitors the real-time performance of mainframe subsystems, providing additional integrated data.
Also known as
Unicenter CA-SYSVIEW Realtime Performance Management
CA SYSVIEW customers
Tieto, Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU)
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