EView/390z Mainframe Discovery enables companies to manage the tasks associated with Change, Incident, Problem and other IT Service Management disciplines for Mainframe (z/OS)-based Configuration Items (CIs). Adding the EView/390z Discovery agent to the Micro Focus's Discovery and Universal Discovery (UD) for Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) enables organizations to quickly view and easily build an inventory of critical physical and logical entities along with their interrelationships.
Through seamless integration with the Universal Discovery software, EView/390z Discovery eliminates the need for high-level CMDB or Mainframe/zOS expertise. This tight integration between Micro Focus Universal Discovery and EView provides a comprehensive, accurate and complete view of corporate IT Mainframe/zOS infrastructure for service modeling and service impact analysis.
Key Features and Capabilities
Map IT to your business
EView/390z Mainframe Discovery solution, along with UD and UCMDB, allows organizations to include mainframe transactions and IT processes under an consolidated, enterprise wide view. These initiatives help align IT efforts with business requirements and run IT operations more efficiently and effectively.
Achieving an IT Enterprise view of your CIs demands a solution that provides visualization of both distributed and Mainframe/zOS resources and uses automation to reduce the risk of errors during discovery and UCMDB repository population.
Increase Business Agility
While populating the UCMDB is an excellent start, the real impact to the business is when your monitoring environment can dynamically deliver the service model with operational events and information. EView/390z Discovery is designed to ensure changes from the monitoring environment can be easily forwarded to the correct CI when used in a service management environment . Automating the process of manually building and maintaining the service model ensures the information is correct and up to date.
EView/390z Discovery’s powerful and comprehensive discovery engine for the UCMDB increases your business agility and speeds resolution processes by providing IT operations with visibility into the complex infrastructure that drives applications. EView/390z Discovery enables model extensions and specialized collectors for the UCMDB to ensure the IBM Mainframe/zOS environments are full participants in the overall managed IT enterprise infrastructure.
How EView/390z Discovery Works
EView/390z Discovery works with the UD to provide the ability to visualize and understand the configuration items (CIs) and easily build an inventory of critical physical and logical entities along with their interrelationships. This information is then populated in the UCMDB to create an accurate model of your IT environment for service modeling and service impact analysis.
Micro Focus Universal Discovery gives you the power to accurately discover what exists in your IT environment and map how it relates to other IT elements that support your business-critical services. This information is then stored in the UCMDB and made available to other operations teams so that everyone in IT can use the same service context.
Through this process, EView/390z Discovery collects information about Mainframe/zOS CIs to populate the UCMDB. The discovered information includes Resource and Object information. The highly flexible auto-discovery enables the UCMDB to maintain the most precise and current CI data, providing the enterprise a single point of accuracy for the Mainframe/zOS data.
EView/390z Discovery is intelligently designed for minimal footprint and negligible system resource consumption, the discovery process is flexible and supports the ability to set specific auto-discovery parameters, based on your unique business needs.
EView/390z Discovery’s seamless integration with UD provides organizations with an efficient and cost effective way to harness the power of the Mainframe/zOS environment which is a crucial part of a comprehensive Enterprise IT strategy.
To help you diagnose and resolve problems more quickly, UD automatically and continuously discovers your IT environment and maps inter-dependencies from layer 2 to layer 7 of the OSI model and stores this information in the UCMDB. Benefits include:
What is Discovered
With EView/390z Mainframe Discovery and Micro Focus Universal Discovery, IT organizations can now discover specific CIs for inclusion into the UCMDB. The discovered information includes: