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MainView Mainframe Storage Resource Management (SRM)

MainView Storage Management

Smart, simple storage management

Improve your infrastructure performance and management with BMC MainView Storage Resource Management 7 solutions. This set of solutions will help you simplify complex mainframe storage environments, ensure application availability, and manage your entire mainframe storage environment from a single point of control. With these products, you will be able to:

  • Monitor, analyze, and optimize the performance of your enterprise storage resources.
  • Allocate storage resources dynamically, to ensure that your critical applications are always supported.
  • Safeguard the long-term health of your storage subsystems with detailed real-time and historical reports.

Related topics:  Mainframe, Mainframe System Management with MainView

High-performance management tools

Although each product offers support for a specific aspect of storage resource management (SRM), they all integrate well and when combined—either in a pre-defined package or purchased a la carte—they can give you complete control over your mainframe storage environment. Read on for a quick summary of what each product does and then scroll down for more in-depth descriptions.
  • Set up automatic notifications to stay ahead of potential problems using MainView SRM Enterprise Storage Automation.
  • Manage your storage resource allocations dynamically with MainView SRM Allocation.
  • Get an in-depth understanding of current and historical trends in your storage performance with MainView SRM Reporting.
  • Prevent disruptions caused by unexpected applications terminations with MainView SRM StopX37/II.
  • Accelerate I/O processing by optimizing your allocated space with Data Accelerator Compression.
  • Explore BMC’s multi-solution SRM packages, available for automation, allocation, and overall storage resource management.
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Find the right product for the job

Choose from our assortment of mainframe SRM products and packages, designed to help you get the most out of your z/OS storage resources.
  • MainView SRM Enterprise Storage Automation

    BMC MainView SRM Enterprise Storage Automation combines a powerful storage monitoring system with integrated event management features to help you resolve storage issues before they can cause problems. With this product, you’ll be able to set up automated notifications that will be triggered when certain storage conditions occur, providing an early warning system for storage problems. These notifications can be routed to whatever destination you choose, making it easy to view and manage issues from a central location. MainView SRM Enterprise Storage Automation offers complete control over a wide range of storage entities, including DFSMS, DFSMShsm, IBM® Tivoli Storage Manager, RAID devices and other z/OS resources.

    This product is available either as a standalone or as part of the following offerings: MainView SRM Family for Mainframes, MainView SRM Automation for Mainframes

  • MainView SRM Allocation

    BMC MainView SRM Allocation ensures that jobs complete successfully the first time they are run and reduces storage needed for data allocations. By associating applications with the physical and logical storage assets that support them, the solution ensures proper allocation for critical application data sets. With this solution, you’ll be able to optimize data allocations for both tape and disk, supply users with the ability to report exceptions within the DFSMS infrastructure, and overall, reduce the amount of storage required for data allocations. MainView SRM Allocation provides testing of new or modified DFSMS ACS code, efficient pooling of all data, compatibility with SMS and non-SMS data sets, and detailed reporting capabilities via GUI, ISPF and batch interfaces.

    This product is available either as a standalone or as part of the following offering: MainView Storage Allocation Manager Family for Mainframes

  • MainView SRM Reporting

    BMC MainView SRM Reporting monitors and analyzes a comprehensive collection of mainframe storage statistics. The views and reporting provided by this solution will help you safeguard the health of your storage subsystems and ensure that critical applications complete successfully. You’ll be able to optimize your storage infrastructure while avoiding the need to purchase additional resources. Organize storage use reports by application or specific function, view accurate minimum and maximum occupancy information, or use the solution’s integration capabilities to define performance thresholds that trigger automated tasks via other MainView SRM solutions.

    This product is available either as a standalone or as part of the following offering: MainView SRM Family for Mainframes

  • MainView SRM StopX37/II

    BMC MainView SRM StopX37/II stops space-related terminations and interruptions in data center operations. Get proactive about your storage management, using the product’s in-depth error-recovery reports, DASD configuration metrics, and threshold monitoring. MainView SRM Stopx37/II can prevent cataloging errors and perform recovery tasks for both SMS and non-SMS data sets. The solution mitigates the risk of errors with audit tracking, so a permanent record of all actions is maintained. It also delivers reporting, including hardware configuration, on DASD configurations via GUI, ISPF, and batch interfaces.

    This product is available either as a standalone or as part of the following offering: MainView Storage Allocation Manager Family for Mainframes

  • Data Accelerator Compression

    BMC Data Accelerator Compression reduces I/O and maximizes storage resources by compressing and buffering the data allocation process. You’ll reap the benefits of faster run times for batch and other online processes, as well as a reduction of your DASD footprint. The solution buffers data read/write processing and overall reduces the amount of I/O required to read/write data. You’ll be able to improve data integrity across all of your mainframe storage resources, with support for all data types and both SMS and non-SMS data sets.

    This product is available either as a standalone or as part of the following offering: MainView Storage Allocation Manager Family for Mainframes