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MainView for Networks

MainView for Networks

Reliable mainframe network connectivity

With MainView for Networks, you’ll reap the benefits of total visibility and control over your mainframe network resources. This solution will make it easy to:

  • Pinpoint the source of network delays with lightning speed and laser accuracy.
  • Monitor the performance and availability of your networks in real-time.
  • Build automated actions to protect your service level agreements (SLAs) and quality of service (QoS).

Related topics:  Mainframe Solutions, MainView Systems Management

Rapid resolution for mainframe network traffic jams

Prevent costly slowdowns that can result from connectivity problems with the proactive monitoring and management tools in MainView for Networks. In addition to providing detailed current and historical reports on critical metrics, this solution also offers powerful features for automation and job handling.

In-depth data collection

Access a wealth of data on every aspect of your mainframe networks, including TCP/IP, SNA, and VTAM resources and sessions.

Advanced tracing capabilities

Take advantage of real-time packet, socket, and session tracing, with drill-down capability offering additional detail.

Prioritized job handling

Prioritize jobs that are critical to your business services, with the ability to control the pace of your TCP/IP traffic.

Improved VTAM performance

Take control of the performance and availability of VTAM sessions and resources, including TN3270 session analysis and commands for VTAM resources.

Easy-to-implement automation

Detect and resolve network problems instantly, with efficient automation that doesn’t require any manual REXX coding.

Central, web-based interface

Enjoy the convenience of a user-friendly, web-based GUI that consolidates information from all of the MainView products you run.

Dynamic thresholds

Use the Threshold Advisor feature to set intelligent, dynamic thresholds based on real-time data and business cycles.

Historical reporting & analysis

Take advantage of sophisticated data views to compare historical and current data or build analytical reports.

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Critical visibility and control

  • Get a clear picture of your network availability, with the automatic pinging feature.
  • Improve your network productivity with real-time packet and socket tracing.
  • Enforce SLA policies across your entire network easily, ensuring your QoS.

Products included in this solution

The MainView for Networks solution is made up of the following products, which work together to keep all aspects of your mainframe networks healthy and productive.

  • MainView for IP

    MainView for IP minimizes the risks associated with network delays and aids in problem-solving by providing detailed statistics about TCP/IP stacks, routers, connections and devices. Using exception reporting techniques, MainView for IP provides proactive alert notifications to help you meet your SLAs. In addition to improved diagnostics with TCP/IP and VTAM tracing, this product also delivers real time and historical reporting to minimize future problems. MainView for IP also eases the load on your CPs by offloading onto IBM zIIPs. With MainView for IP, your z/OS network administrators will have a better understanding of the performance and availability of their applications, transactions, and communications connections.

    This product is available as a part of the following offering: MainView for Networks

  • MainView AutoOPERATOR for z/OS®

    MainView AutoOPERATOR for z/OS provides a powerful, easy-to-implement data center automation package for your z/OS environment, no matter its size. With this product, your data center personnel will be able to trigger common actions, like IPL and shutdown processes, remotely or on a rolling basis. MainView AutoOPERATOR for z/OS can automatically take recovery or notification actions when any MainView monitor product raises an alarm. With an intuitive rule-building interface, you’ll be able to create powerful automation without the need for REXX coding. Replacing repetitive, error-prone manual interventions with automated ones will help you avoid costly performance interruptions.

    This product is available as a part of the following offerings: MainView Automation, MainView for Networks, MainView Mainframe Storage Resource Management (SRM)