How IMS Connect Extensions works

Integrates with IMS Connect

IMS™ Connect is an integrated function of IMS Version 9 and later. It is the premiere pathway through which TCP/IP transactions enter IMS. IMS™ Connect Extensions for z/OS® enhances the manageability of TCP/IP access to IMS through IMS Connect. It consists of components that run with IMS Connect, journal data sets that record IMS Connect activity and ISPF, z/OS Explorer and REXX interfaces to manage IMS Connect systems and their IMS Connect Extensions features.

Advanced workload routing

Use IMS Connect Extension rules based routing to responds to changes in workload and processing capacity. Use IMS Connect Extensions to schedule peak and off-peak routing rules, to manage datastores experiencing flood conditions, to deliver uninterrupted service during planned and unplanned datastore outages and to redistribute workload once services have been restored.

Automates workload balancing operations

Access the services of IMS Connect Extensions directly from REXX programs. Automatically suspend or resume routing to a datastore, change routing rules, switch the active journal, initiate a resource trace, update definitions or run commands on a target system or datastore.

Provides a single point of control for IMS Connect

IMS Connect Extensions provides a single point of control for multiple IMS Connect systems. Its streamlined and straightforward client interfaces offers centralized management and control of all your IMS Connect systems by allowing you to issue IMS Connect commands directly from a single location.

Captures and extends IMS Connect event data

The IMS Connect Extensions journal provides a detailed account of IMS Connect activity. IMS Connect Extensions journals can be analyzed by IMS Problem Investigator, IMS Performance Analyzer and IBM Transaction Analysis Workbench to facilitate debugging and conduct performance analysis. It also expands on event data captured from IMS Connect by writing its own event records to give you additional insights into security events and to monitor the performance of workload routing.

Reveals transaction delays

Access the services of IMS Connect Extensions directly from REXX programs. Automatically suspend or resume routing to a datastore, change routing rules, switch the active journal, initiate a resource trace, update definitions or run commands on a target system or datastore.

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