Using the VSE Navigator Application

The VSE Navigator is a Java™ application that uses virtually all the VSE Java Beans shown in Table 1. It implements a graphical user interface (GUI) that has a similar appearance to many of the currently-available file managers.

The client-part of the VSE Navigator, which communicates with the VSE Connector Server, provides you with a variety of functions. You can, for example:
  • Access VSE file systems (POWER®, Librarian, ICCF, VSAM).
  • Create and submit jobs, including generating jobs based upon the skeletons stored in ICCF library 2.
  • Work with the VSE operator console.
  • Compare files, and perform a full-text search in VSE-based file systems.
  • Interactively insert and edit VSAM records.
  • Display:
    • the VSE hardware configuration, including the property dialogs for attached devices
    • the VSE system activity (CPU usage, and so on)
    • the current VSE service level
    • the system labels
    • the system tasks
    • the used and free VSAM space
    • VSAM data, via maps and views
Here are two examples of the GUI provided by the VSE Navigator:
Figure 1. Displaying System Activity Using the VSE Navigator
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Figure 2. Displaying VSAM Files Using the VSE Navigator
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