EView Technology solutions enable operations and discovery information from the mainframe (z/OS) and/or iSeries (AS/400) environments to be displayed on leading IT operations management and discovery platforms.
The EView agent on the mainframe or iSeries (AS/400) collects management data and coordinates the request and response activities to the EView agent on the enterprise operations management server via TCP/IP. This provides a consolidated server view of the business environment and the ability to proactively manage the mainframe environment through an intuitive and cost effective user interface. In turn, the complexity involved in managing all servers including; mainframe (z/OS) and/or iSeries (AS/400) environments is greatly reduced with a common look and feel tool.
The EView agent code is designed to collect messages and data and CIs from specific areas of the iSeries (AS/400) or mainframe systems, and then send those messages on to the designated Operations Management or Discovery platform.
This design was used to keep the CPU usage on the system to a minimum. System administrators are very sensitive to how much CPU is being used because iSeries (AS/400) and mainframe maintenance charges are often billed based on the amount of CPU used by different jobs.
As a component of the enterprise operations manager solution, local z/OS message filters extract critical system and network information as specified by the administrator. This information is then sent via TCP/IP and only the specified subset of information is sent to the enterprise operations manager management console.
Messages coming from the EView Management agent are then routed into existing message groups and included in the message browser for future reference and planning purposes. The messages are logged in the enterprise operations manager server message database.
To ensure timely problem resolution, EView Management has been designed to take automatic action, based on deployed message conditions, to address and respond to messages.
Responses include pre-defined automatic actions, operator-initiated actions, problem resolution instructions and interfaces to existing trouble ticket or paging applications. Utilizing the pre-defined tools in the enterprise operations manager server simplifies proactive management to increase productivity of operational staff.
The EView Management solution co-exists with already installed management solutions to reduce the complexity involved in managing the IBM legacy mainframe (zSeries) and iSeries (AS/400) environments.
EView Management agent is tightly integrated with the enterprise operations manager server. Its perceptive agents monitor the mainframe environments and take immediate, corrective action, based upon centrally deployed policies for important or critical events. Messages are communicated to the enterprise operations manager server via TCP/IP.
EView Discovery works with the HP DDMA Content Pack 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 HP UCMDB to create an accurate model of your IT environment for service modeling and service impact analysis.
HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping 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 HP Universal CMDB and made available to other solutions in your IT environment so that everyone in IT can use the same service context.
Through this process, EView Discovery collects information about Mainframe/zOS and iSeries (AS/400) configuration items (CIs) to populate the HP UCMDB. The discovered information includes: Resource and Object information. The highly flexible auto-discovery enables the HP Universal CMDB to maintain the most precise and current CI data, providing the enterprise a single point of accuracy for the Mainframe/zOS and iSeries-AS/400 (OS/400) data.
EView Discovery's seamless integration with HP DDMA provides organizations with an efficient and cost effective way to harness the power of the legacy server environment which is a crucial part of a comprehensive Enterprise IT strategy.