CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation vs. CA Spectrum

CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is ranked 4th in Event Monitoring with 21 reviews vs CA Spectrum which is ranked 3rd in Event Monitoring with 56 reviews. The top reviewer of CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation writes "Our largest LPAR currently has 633 tasks defined to SSM. We can shut the system down and have it back up in 30 minutes". The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is most compared with CA SYSVIEW, IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus and IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager. CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. See our CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation vs. CA Spectrum report.
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Valuable features include: SSM, which provides for orderly startup and shutdown; OPSLOG, which enables filtering by message-id, and/or jobname(s); Rules, as OPS/REXX interface streamlines deployment, interfaces easily with JES2 and z/OS.OPS/REXX is valuable because it allows us almost unlimited flexibility in automating our system.Once automatic IPL has been defined, anyone can perform an IPL with very little intervention. We know that all of the components will be started correctly.Because we can define complex commands, the training of new operators is quicker. We can also put checks in place, that will prevent user errors.It alerts the operators when it is time to repair the communications and the IPLs.I do not have to keep recordings. It is there and is proactive. It helps the operators, human editors, and me.​The follow-up surprised me. Making sure that I am happy with what I have gone to them on. They will call after I have made changes and verify that I am happy with the changes that I did have to make. If it did not fix the complete problem, they go back over it until I am satisfied.​​The service has been wonderful. I like the people that I have had to deal with. The process is very straightforward. I call or use the website.

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The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.

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The interfaces to USS, CA UIM could be better. CA Common Services interfaces - namely Zdata Mover, Zmessage Service, Zdatacolletcor - are poorly documented.One thing that comes to mind is the MQ interface. The last time we tried to use it, it seemed a little clunky.Performing a stop/restart of OPS/MVS could be a little smoother. Without special coding, some undesired tasks will be started and some necessary tasks will be stopped if we have to bounce OPS/MVS during the day.​It’s a complex product. The initial installation is easy, but implementing various functions is a constant process.​The GUI interface could be improved, but that is coming. They are working on that.The further expansion of the mainframe teamcenter interface. Also, the web services support is something that I am looking into.Because of its age, it's a little bit difficult to modernize some of the integrations and some of the functions.It definitely needs more web-based interface, to be more mobile-open. More APIs, more open source to it.

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The CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units.It needs better integration with other CA products.OS monitoring needs to be better developed, as well as their services, e.g., cluster monitoring, URLs, etc.Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.

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The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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Also Known AsUnicenter CA-OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation
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Overview
Overviewz/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.CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersTietoNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
57%
Insurance Company
10%
Healthcare Company
10%
Energy/Utilities Company
10%
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Healthcare Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Insurance Company
12%
Retailer
7%
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Comms Service Provider
25%
Financial Services Firm
23%
Retailer
9%
Healthcare Company
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Small Business
4%
Large Enterprise
96%
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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