In today's digital economy it is essential to support efficient operations of your mainframe data center to maintain Service Level Agreements, effectively manage ongoing costs and provide fast and agile service to the business. Achieving operational excellence in the enterprise is a key pillar for ongoing business success.
System Automation for z/OS 4.1 and Service Management Suite for z/OS 1.4.2 have been announced to provide new functions to optimize the efficiency and availability of critical systems and applications on IBM z Systems.
System Automation for z/OS 4.1.0 provides enhancements that are focused on a completely new user experience, with a modernized management console to manage applications running beyond Parallel Sysplex barriers. This offering is designed to minimize users' efforts to reduce the costs of IT operation, lower risks, and improve system and application availability.
The introduction of Service Management Unite, a graphical dashboard user interface, as an integral function of System Automation enables you to better operate and automate your application and resource management.
The key goal is to respond to business needs faster with an active dashboard interface to monitor and automate information, making problem diagnosis faster for experts and easier for beginners.
Attached you find some enhancements:
- Enhanced scope to automate applications and resources on multiple sysplexes without the need to manage dependencies manually.
- Capability to manage and automate critical applications running on different sysplexes with transparent and easy-to-use Service Management Unite dashboards.
- A new System Automation for z/OS analyze function (INGWHY) that provides expert guidance to operators, when an unexpected status of an automated resource appears. The analysis is valuable in error situations when operators must quickly restore service.
- A new and easy way to temporarily suspend automation for specific resources and their dependents without impacting the operations team by generating false alarms.
More details and a variety of additional enhancements are portrayed in the related announcement letter: