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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.

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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.

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 & analysis

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

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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 offering: MainView for Networks

  • MainView Console Automation for zEnterprise
    BMC MainView Console Automation for zEnterprise provides secure access to consolidated monitoring and management of System z environments across the enterprise. By providing flexible and secure access to critical consoles, while also 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. 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

  • MainView SecureHMC
    BMC MainView SecureHMC allows you to manage Hardware Management Consoles (HMCs) across all of your remote and local data centers. With its “one-click” HMC command interface, you can initiate IPL or capacity changes, without needing physical access to the console. You’ll be able to simplify command input, secure access and traffic, and monitor messages generated by any of your HMCs. This product also enables dynamic disaster recovery capabilities, allowing disaster recovery tests in remote locations to be run securely by local operations.

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