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New Capabilities Added for IMS Advisors and Toolkit

In October of 2014, BMC added new features to the IMS Advisors and Toolkit solution. Here’s what you can expect to see in this release.

First, the new IMS Status Monitoring feature detects and reports problems in IBM IMS online systems. The other major enhancement includes new parameters for Recovery Advisor.

These enhancements apply to the following products:

  • Backup and Recovery Solution for IMS
  • Fast Path Enhanced Online Suite
  • Fast Path Offline Suite
  • Fast Path Online Suite
  • MAXM Database Advisor for IMS
  • MAXM Reorg for IMS
  • MAXM Reorg for IMS with Online/Defrag Feature
  • MAXM Reorg/EP Express for IMS
  • MAXM Reorg/EP for IMS
  • MAXM Reorg/EP for IMS with Online/Defrag Feature
  • MAXM Reorg/Online

In addition, other enhancements include:

  • The Build IDCAMS Control Statements tool supports the new MEMBERTYPE keyword.
  • WTO messages that report exception conditions now include the related exception ID.
  • The Schedules window now provides a Run button. You can click this button to submit a selected schedule for immediate execution.

For more information, see the BMC Documentation Center.

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Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel has enjoyed 25 years in the software industry, in various technical, marketing, and business development roles.
At IBM Corporation, Tom managed product launches for various database products on all platforms. Previously, Tom managed the marketing and communications for a host of middleware software packages, such as OpenTV interactive TV software. At Automation Anywhere in San Jose, Tom was the Director of the ERP Business, managing Business Development and Marketing for the company's rapidly growing ERP process automation and testing automation solutions. Tom is experienced in building customer and partner relationships, and has an MBA from Santa Clara University. Today, Tom is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager for innovative mainframe cost optimization and data management offerings at BMC Software.