Feature spotlights

Monitor and manage real-time and historical storage data

Monitor and manage flash, disk, tape and VTS devices (IBM & non-IBM) as well as key software subsystems including DFSMShsm/ DFSMSdss, DFSMSrmm, ICKDSF, IDCAMS, CA1. DFSMS constructs like ACS routines are available, as are Channels (FICON), control units, CACHE and frame rate pacing.

Integrated problem-solving workspaces

Use problem-solving workspaces to help you manage space-based storage groups, data set groups and custom-defined groups with views of both logical and physical volumes. DFSMShsm workspaces cover active HSM queues, control datasets, and other features. The newly expanded and enhanced 3270 user interface makes it easier to quickly get to key information. Links to related workspaces and other tools help “drill down” and “drill sideways” to identify and solve problems quickly.

Applications view

Optimize storage performance for key applications. You can monitor end-to-end z/OS application storage (I/O) performance for critical applications, enabling you to automatically respond to issues before they impact performance.

Manage by exception

Choose flexible, custom-tailored reports for your specific needs. You can define situations with precise logic statements and use intelligent alerts to focus on “real” problems without generating numerous threshold alerts, which waste evaluation time and may not signal real issues or represent potential concerns.

Apply a powerful dataset view and action capability

Batch the creation of any JCL from the toolkit, allowing you to launch pre-planned responses from intelligent alerts. In addtion, you can capture and apply expert knowledge, reducing demands on experts.