Learn more about IMS Sysplex Manager for z/OS

Manage IMS systems effectively

IMS™ Sysplex Manager for z/OS® keeps an inventory of all key IMS system components. It also keeps track of all defined and active IMS system parameters. It is capable of issuing both Type 1 and Type 2 IMS commands, and both types of commands can be routed to multiple IMS systems. The IMS Sysplex Manager monitors the dependent regions and tracks availability, transaction classes, and which regions are holding the most database locks and creating the most contention.

Control your IMS sysplex

IMS Sysplex Manager monitors the key resources in the IMS environment, including transactions, programs, databases, LTERMs and terminals. It allows you to alter resource status from a single control point. In the Common Service Layer (CSL) environment, the IMS Resource Manager (RM) keeps track of the global state of key IMS resources. IMS Sysplex Manager provides real-time monitoring of the RM resources and allows you choose resources by owner or by type of resource.

Enhance IMS data sharing and SQs

In an IMS data sharing environment, applications can hold IRLM database locks for so long that they cause contention issues for specific database resources. IMS Sysplex Manager can automatically identify applications that cause this type of problem. IMS Sysplex Manager also keeps track of transaction routing statistics. It provides buffer overflow protection by failing insert calls after user-specified thresholds have been reached.

Customize your own dashboard monitor

IMS Sysplex Manager allows you to create your own customizable dashboard to monitor the IMS system activity. Through this dashboard you can manage the overall health of the IMS system in a single glance. You are able to set up alerts when user-defined “thresholds” are reached and log these alert conditions for future analysis.

Gain transaction affinity routing

IMS Sysplex Manager lets you define transactions (by name or class) that have affinity to one or more IMS systems in the shared queue group. You can create and update affinity for transaction destinations. Affinity routing gives you more control over where a transaction or group of transactions should be processed. You can dynamically change or add IMS Sysplex Manager affinity definitions without restarting IMS or without deleting and reallocating CQS affinity structure.