The objectives of z/OS Systems Management (SM) are to make z/OS easier to use, to increase business application availability, and to reduce skill requirements and costs.
z/OS Systems Management tries to minimize IT management issues by:
- Eliminating the need to take management actions
- Automating as many management actions as possible
- Providing easy to use and intuitive management applications that handle anything else that has not been automated or eliminated
- Providing integrated and end-to-end management solutions
The IBM autonomic computing initiative will help customers reduce the cost and complexity of their e-business infrastructures, and overcome the challenges of systems management using systems that self-optimize, self-configure, self-heal and self-protect. System z plays a major role in the IBM autonomic computing initiative, since self-management capabilities available for System z will function as a model for other IBM servers. z/OS provides the following functions to address the goals of the IBM autonomic computing initiative.