Interface to z/OS Hardware Configuration Definition

Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM) is a PWS-based client/server interface to z/OS® Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD). It combines the logical and physical aspects of z/OS hardware configuration management.

In addition to defining the logical connections (accomplished via HCD), you can also manage the physical aspects of your configuration. All updates are done with HCM's intuitive graphical user interface, and all changes of logical I/O configuration are written into the IODF and fully validated for accuracy and completeness by HCD, avoiding unplanned system outages that are due to incorrect definitions.

Benefits

Logical and physical hardware management

HCM combines the logical and physical aspects of z/OS hardware configuration management. Defining logical connections is accomplished via Hardware Configuration Definition.

Intuitive graphical user interface

An interactive interface allows you to define the hardware configuration for both a processor's channel subsystem and the operating system running on the processor.

Easily record/validate changes

All changes are written into the input/output definition file (IODF) and fully validated for accuracy and completeness by HCD, avoiding unplanned system outages that are due to incorrect definitions.

Key features of Hardware Configuration Manager

  • Manage logical & physical aspects of hardware configuration
  • Intuitive graphical user interface
  • Manage objects via the interface
  • Activate your system with HCM-defined data
  • Useful to multiple configuration management stakeholders
  • Find and fix configuration problems