Compare CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation vs. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON

CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is ranked 1st in Mainframe Management with 4 reviews while IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON is ranked 4th in Mainframe Management with 1 review. CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is rated 9.8, while IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation writes "It automates responses, preventing issues from becoming more severe". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON writes "Good stability but it is lacking the ability to see historical information ". CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation is most compared with BMC MainView, CA SYSVIEW and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON, whereas IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON is most compared with BMC MainView, CA SYSVIEW and ASG TMON.
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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.

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It's stable enough. I haven't noticed any problems since it was installed.

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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.​

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We can't see the percentages to see the percentages of the CPU utilized. We should be able to see how much was used by our part of the system. Now, we have to continuously recalculate that information.

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Unicenter CA-OPS/MVS Event Management and AutomationIBM Candle, OMEGAMON
CA (A Broadcom Company)
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.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS is designed to provide real-time and historical performance and availability management. It offers these capabilities for IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, Java runtimes, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM MQ for z/OS and IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS in a single package. Optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of managing z/OS environments with a powerful, integrated tool set.

OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS is available as part of IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS. IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS includes IBM Service Management Unite—a service management dashboard that brings mainframe management information and tasks from disparate sources into a single environment.

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