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IMS Administration Tool for z/OS

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Manage IMS administrative tasks with a single tool

IBM® IMS™ Administration Tool centralizes the control of key functions for IMS database administrators, giving you the tools you need to manage IMS DBD and PSB resources. IMS Administration Tool includes reports on IMS catalog space usage that help you compare catalog contents to your current ACB libraries. You can also issue IMS commands, generate simple, task-based JCL for IMS maintenance, and run SQL statements to access your IMS data. It is all available in one tool through a graphical web user interface or a traditional ISPF interface.

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Reports that help you manage IMS catalog A dashboard to highlight catalog space utilization and show you the current state of your active and pending catalog libraries, including one-click access to all of your IMS PSBs and DBDs.
Catalog and ACB library analysis Compare your IMS catalog and ACB libraries, exposing details that enable you to pinpoint discrepancies quickly.
Copybook support Perform mass import and export of objects to and from the IMS catalog, interactively or scheduled through batch.
IMS object reports and validations Detailed information on IMS objects helps you view, add, and change DBDs and PSBs, as well as create and model new objects after existing objects.
Support for type-1 and type-2 commands You can execute type-1 and type-2 commands and review responses. You can also store commands if a system is unavailable, and issue them upon IMS restart.
Interface with ISPUFI Enter, run, and review SQL commands and output.

IBM IMS Administration Tool for z/OS® details

Object management View, add, and change DBDs, PSBs, and ACBs (interactively or batch), and perform mass import/export of objects, such as schema from copybooks, into the IMS™ catalog. Model new objects after existing objects for simplified IMS change management.
Catalog adoption and management Adopt IMS catalog in a way that helps eliminate errors and frees staff for more critical assignments. Summary reporting of objects stored in the IMS catalog and the overall catalog state enable you to perform analysis and validation, helping you identify duplicate objects with different versions, orphaned objects, and catalog space issues.
Utility JCL generation Implement JCL with one-time setup to enable users of any skill level to run and submit your IMS maintenance jobs and help ensure consistent JCL.
IMS command processing Issue type-1 and type-2 commands (interactively or batch) and review responses, and use command groups to limit members in an IMSPLEX. You can store commands for issue on restart if the system is unavailable.
Auditing, event recording, and diagnostics Browse and search the audit log by IMS ID, user ID, and date and time, including all DBA functions and commands issued through IBM® IMS Administration Tool.

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Call: 1-866-261-3023
Priority code: IBM Z

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Modified date:
04 December 2020