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MainView Automation

MainView Automation

Easy mainframe automation

BMC MainView Automation simplifies and streamlines mainframe automation processes—including system shutdown, IPL, and startup—so that you can minimize risk and reduce costs. With this solution, you’ll be able to:

  • Respond to problems instantly, by setting up automatic notification and recovery actions.
  • Eliminate unnecessary or duplicate actions, streamlining your mainframe operations.
  • Initiate remote, rolling IPL or shutdowns at the click of a button, reducing downtime.

Related topics:  Mainframe Solutions, MainView Systems Management

Efficient, hands-off problem solving

MainView Automation makes it easy to identify and resolve problems before they cause outages. You’ll be able to swiftly build powerful, rule-based automation using an intuitive graphical interface, which dramatically reduces the need for REXX coding.

Visible, understandable actions

Identify every automated action being taken in your environment, understand what it accomplishes, and see how much of your resources it takes to perform.

Reliable problem resolution

Use your newfound insights to fine-tune your automation to resolve problems without error-prone manual troubleshooting.

Secure, integrated access

Access any console, including HMCs, both securely and remotely, to make changes anywhere in your environment.

Peer review

Automatically send critical commands to be reviewed prior to submission to reduce the risk of accidental disruption of service.

Central, web-based interface

Enjoy the convenience of a user-friendly, web-based GUI that consolidates information from all of the MainView products your run.

Historical reporting and analysis

Take advantage of sophisticated data views to compare historical and current data or build analytical reports.

Intelligent wizard for codeless automation rules

Create, manage, and deploy powerful tasks – without writing code – with our MainView one-step wizard.

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Lower cost, higher continuity

  • Reduce the need for manual configuration tasks with streamlined, automated actions.
  • Save money by only taking action when and where you really need to.
  • Protect business-critical processes from costly interruptions.

Products included in this solution

The MainView Automation solution includes the following products, which work together to consolidate control and automate critical actions across your mainframe environment.
  • MainView AutoOPERATOR for z/OS®

    BMC MainView AutoOPERATOR for z/OS provides a powerful, easy-to-implement data center automation package for your z/OS environment, no matter its size. With this product, your data center personnel will be able to trigger common actions, like IPL and shutdown processes, remotely or on a rolling basis. MainView AutoOPERATOR for z/OS can automatically take recovery or notification actions when any MainView monitor product raises an alarm. With an intuitive rule-building interface, you’ll be able to create powerful automation without the need for REXX coding. Replacing repetitive, error-prone manual interventions with automated ones will help you avoid costly performance interruptions.

    This product is available as a part of the following offerings: MainView Automation, MainView for Networks, MainView Mainframe Storage Resource Management (SRM)

  • MainView Console Management for zEnterprise®

    BMC MainView Console Management for zEnterprise® provides secure access to consolidated monitoring and management of IBM z Systems™ environments across the enterprise. With flexible and secure access to critical consoles, plus consolidating and automating interaction, this product will help you quickly and easily diagnose and fix issues. Options for consolidating messages based on attributes, such as role or location, will help you maximize efficiency. Cut facility and power costs by eliminating multiple hardware consoles. Coordinate management of IBM z Systems and UNIX/Linux systems across heterogeneous platforms, and open trouble tickets directly into Remedy Service Management Suite. Finally, simplify your disaster recovery by coordinating all systems from your primary location (no travel to remote sites, no lost productivity, more secure disaster recovery).

    This product is available as a part of the following offering: MainView Automation