IMS Tools Base overview

IBM® IMS Tools Base for z/OS (also referred to as IMS Tools Base) is a no-charge product that contains various components that are required for some IMS Tools.

This interactive graphic displays visual representations of IMS Tools Base components and illustrates the relationships between the components.
The following IMS Tools Base components can be used by multiple IMS Tools:
  • Autonomics Director (for IMS)
  • Distributed Access Infrastructure
  • IMS Administration Foundation
  • IMS Tools Knowledge Base
  • IMS Tools Common Services
  • IMS Tools Hardware Data Compression Extended
  • Policy Services
The common functionality provided by IMS Tools Base is required by all IMS Tools solution packs and must be installed before the solution packs are used. IMS Tools Base is not delivered as part of the solution packs and must be ordered separately.
Important: Products that require IMS Tools Base might not require all the components in IMS Tools Base. To determine which components are required by a product, see the user's guide for that product.