Manage and tune IMS databases in one solution

IBM® IMS™ Database Solution Pack for z/OS® enables your organization to manage IMS full function and high availability large databases (HALDBs) in one solution. It integrates all IMS database software and offers features to help ensure that your databases are tuned and operational. The solution pack helps reduce operational complexity and the impact of database reorganization on your system resources.

IMS Database Solution Pack provides the following features and benefits.

IMS Database Solution Pack for z/OS resources

IMS Database Solution Pack for z/OS

Manage and tune IMS databases in one solution

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Autonomics Director

IMS Database Solution Pack integrates with IBM Tools Base Autonomics Director for z/OS to help you maintain the health and performance of IMS. Autonomics Director automates recurring database monitoring and maintenance tasks, including the collection and evaluation of health statistics, and reorganizations.

Autonomics Director works with IMS Database Solution Pack to increase the efficiency of your IMS environment:

Flexibility

Autonomics Director supports multiple levels of automation. You can choose to automate some or all of your monitoring and maintenance tasks according to the needs of your organization. In addition, you can use Autonomics Director scheduler or your external job scheduler to arrange immediate or delayed data collection, database evaluations, and reorganizations.

Efficiency

In Autonomics Director, resources are organized into user-defined groups so that multiple databases in a group can be reorganized in parallel. Issuing reorganizations at the group level minimizes the duration of the end-to-end reorganization process. Managing databases in groups also ensures that the relationships between databases with external logical relationships are resolved after reorganizations complete.


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Management Console

IMS Database Solution Pack extends the capabilities of IBM Tools Base Management Console for z/OS, a web interface for IMS database administration that is a lightweight web server that consolidates and simplifies information from IMS and DB2 for z/OS into a single, holistic, web-based interface that is accessible from a standard web browser.

Management Console consolidates information from various sources, including IMS Database Solution Pack, into a graphical interface. Use Management Console to manage automated database evaluations and monitor IMS environments across an enterprise. View aggregate statistics for groups of IMS resources and detailed information for individual IMS resources. Use this information to identify databases that need attention. Management Console can accelerate analysis of your IMS environment and reduce the need for advanced IMS skills.

With IMS Database Solution Pack installed your environment, you can more easily administer your full-function and HALDB databases by accessing the following features in Management Console:


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    Figure 1: Using Management Console, you can view detailed information about your IMS resources, including health exceptions, reports, and graphs and charts of health statistics. Context-sensitive assistance helps you understand and act on what you see.

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    Figure 2: You can use the DBD Map to monitor and manage the health of your databases. You can view a graphical visualization of database structure, and you can view the DBD macro source and the DBD XML.


Other Management Console extensions

  • IMS Fast Path Solution Pack
    Provides database health data and enables autonomic capabilities to make it easier to administer your Fast Path (DEDB) databases with Management Console.

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