IBM Management Console for IMS and Db2 for z/OS, V1.1

IBM Management Console for IMS and Db2 for z/OS (Management Console) is a lightweight web server that consolidates and simplifies information from IMS and Db2 for z/OS into a single, holistic, web-based interface that is accessible from a standard web browser.

The Administration Console component and its embedded IMS Explorer for Administration extension in IMS Tools Base for z/OS, V1.4 are no longer delivered as part of Tools Base for z/OS, V1.5. They are integrated into Management Console with additional functions.

Management Console, a replacement for IMS Control Center, connects to the IMS Operations Manager through IMS Connect. If you are using the IMS Control Center function, use Management Console instead.

Use of Management Console can help simplify and consolidate presentation of complex information that is gathered across all of the IMS and Db2 for z/OS systems.
  • With a single installation of Management Console, you can get an enterprise-wide presentation of system health data, including autonomic symptoms, exceptions, and recommended actions through a standard web browser.
  • You can progressively drill down from the enterprise or system level down to individual objects.
  • The enterprise-wide view displays the resources with the highest severity symptoms and exceptions and provides the ability to navigate directly to those resources with recommended actions.
  • Embedded help provides details and concepts to reduce the learning curve and build the essential foundation for new IMS and Db2 for z/OS system programmers and database administrators.
  • You can also view, filter, and search IMS Tools reports that are stored within IMS Tools Knowledge Base repositories.
  • You can define and optionally schedule active autonomic maintenance windows to automatically perform recommended actions through the graphical calendaring support.
For IMS, with a defined IMS Connect connection and a specified IMSplex name, related resources are discovered.
  • Individual resource dashboards are provided for viewing and accessing each IMSplex, IMS subsystem, IMS Connect, IMS database (full function or Fast Path), IMS transaction, IMS program, or IMS routing code.
  • You can search for IMS resources, or query, start, and stop IMS resources, individually or in groups.
  • You can update transactions, databases, Fast Path routing codes, and application programs.
  • You can issue IMS commands from the embedded IMS command console. The command result is displayed in text, and results from type-2 commands can also be viewed in grid mode (table format). Results in both modes can be printed.

Program number: 5655-TAC