This post shares the best resources to get started using BMC Helix Data Manager.
BMC Helix Data Manager provides many avenues for migrating data according to your needs. Helping many customers with obstacles encountered along the way has revealed a few common opportunities to smooth this journey. I have been addressing these over the last few months with better self-service resources such as blogs, videos, a BEST FAQ, and Troubleshooting Guide. Below are recently released resources in this area.
To get started learning how to use Helix Data Manager, first see BMC Helix Data Manager 21.05.00 and 21.3 General Information and Overview
This covers how it is used as part of the upgrade, compatibility, downloading, licensing, training, documentation, and troubleshooting references. This is a great resource to start with to make sure you are aware of the best resources that are already available.
At the very bottom of the article, you will see the section with links to videos. I think videos are probably the easiest way to understand how to use the tool and tackle specific tasks. I am planning to create more videos as time permits. These videos are also available on the BMC Helix Remedy and Discovery YouTube channel with other videos created by my team. Searching on “Helix Data Manager” on YouTube is another easy way to find them.
I also recently published the following BEST FAQ Knowledge Article to highlight frequently asked questions and the resources that the Customer Support most frequently recommends. The goal is to make it easy to easy to find the answer to the question you have today, and hopefully the one you will have next too.
In Customer Support, we also spend a lot of time making sure there is documented troubleshooting guides to help get to the bottom of technical issues. You can find the latest here in the Troubleshooting section of BMC Helix Data Manager 21.3.
In November 2022, I posted the blog Helix Support: Tips on Using Helix Data Manager Migration Packs to share my tips and recommendations using Helix Data Manager developing from helping customers use it.
In this post, I shared the resources I recommend for BMC Helix Data Manager. I hope they help you to solve an issue or avoid an issue completely.
I would like to hear from you. Does this information help? Are there limitations where it does not? If so, please add comments below.
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Product Change Notification October 2022
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Continuing our efforts to help you spend more time developing mainframe programs than manually testing mainframe programs, here is our second course in the BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test 20.x learning track.
Topaz for Total Test is an automated testing solution that enables you to test mainframe programs. Before you perform an automated test for your mainframe program using Topaz for Total Test, it is recommended to prepare your test program by performing certain key procedures using functionalities and tools available in Topaz Workbench. Knowing how to prepare your mainframe program before performing automated testing helps you achieve quicker and better results.
This web-based course, BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test 20.x: Fundamentals Preparing a Test Program demonstrates the process you must follow to prepare your test program and how to use the functionalities and tools in Topaz Workbench to prepare your test program. You will learn how to:
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