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La Cics Tools Overview April 2009

  1. 1. CICS “SIX” Tools Overview Ted Caffarelli Product Line Manager, CICS Tools April 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>I/T Business Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Investments in CICS Tooling </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Tools Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging the CICS Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Information Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common I/T Business Demands <ul><li>Improve Business Responsiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modernize critical/strategic mainframe platform to support SOA and Web services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and deploy new workloads that provide highest levels of RSA and security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewed interest in System z leadership capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to changing market dynamics and skills gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drive I/T Optimization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce total cost of ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing system complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet demanding Service Level Agreements (SLAs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need for Governance and Compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory and corporate compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data integrity also applies to VSAM managed data (not just DB2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect sensitive data outside production environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control and audit access to protected data and system functions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CICS Tools Investments – 2003 to 2009 Evolution <ul><li>Increase “ease of management” of CICS TS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce time, effort, and risks associated with CICS TS V2V </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify management of CICS TS regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in modernization and reuse of current applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Exploitation and Integration” with CICS TS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase business value of being on the latest releases of TS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed-up customer deployment of strategic CICS functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage tooling to help mitigate declining skills on z </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower “total cost of ownership” of CICS TS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide cost affordable solutions to installed ISV tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer functional equivalence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage OEM providers to minimize investments </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>CICS VSAM Transparency (VT) </li></ul><ul><li>Enable VSAM to DB2 migration without changes to existing applications </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Interdependency Analyzer (IA) </li></ul><ul><li>Collect active application inventory for efficient resource understanding </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Configuration Manager (CM) </li></ul><ul><li>Administrating and maintaining CICS resource definitions </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Performance Analyzer (PA) </li></ul><ul><li>Batch performance reporting/analysis for tuning and capacity planning </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VSAM Recovery (VR) </li></ul><ul><li>Automate the recovery of lost VSAM data </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Session Manager (ISM) and CL/SuperSession (CL/SS) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to multiple z/OS applications from a single terminal </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Batch Application Control (BAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage state of file resources from a batch program </li></ul><ul><li>CICS OTTO (OTTO) </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize outbound 3270 data streams to improve performance </li></ul>CICS Tools – Overview 9 Tools
  6. 6. Tools Mapping To Common I/T Business Demands CICS Tools PD Tools √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Reduced TCO √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Governance & Compliance √ Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS √ √ Fault Analyzer for z/OS √ Debug Tool for z/OS √ √ File Manager for z/OS √ Optim Move √ √ Workload Simulator for z/OS √ √ CICS Configuration Manager √ √ CICS Interdependency Analyzer √ CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer √ IBM Session Manager √ CICS Batch Application Control √ CICS VSAM Recovery √ √ CICS Performance Analyzer √ √ CICS VSAM Transparency IT Service Management Business Flexibility Opportunity Solutions
  7. 7. Business Flexibility IBM Software Group
  8. 8. CICS Interdependency Analyzer <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>A discovery tool that identifies resource interdependencies in your CICS systems </li></ul><ul><li>What’s its value? </li></ul><ul><li>Automates detection of your CICS runtime relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Records data in a DB2® database and helps you analyze the collected information for use in your daily processes. </li></ul><ul><li>How it enhances the management of CICS? </li></ul><ul><li>Captures CICS application relationships: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources used by a transaction - Programs, Files, TSQs, TDQs plus DB2, MQ, IMS plus Web services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies non-threadsafe programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transactions with affinities and their type / lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>API changes between CICS versions / releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unused resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequencing of transactions within an application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Query facility is now a powerful Eclipse-based user interface </li></ul><ul><li>What are the strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Use CICS resources more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Balance application workload for continuous availability </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the speed and reduce cost of application maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce time of problem resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Improve CICS CPU consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize the impact of routine application maintenance for the end user </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>$1650/VU </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this tool important to CICS customers? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce both time/resource required in understanding active CICS application inventory for efficient maintenance and reuse. A manual and error prone process today. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do customers buy? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce both time/resource required to monitor, document, and isolate CICS applications dependencies. </li></ul><ul><li>They want to employ threadsafe programming and reduce CICS CPU consumption by up to 15% </li></ul>
  9. 9. CICS VSAM Transparency <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VSAM Transparency enables the migration of data from VSAM to DB2 without modification to the CICS or batch VSAM application programs. </li></ul><ul><li>What’s its value? </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers risk of migration and better sharing between online, batch and distributed applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved availability (24/7) and scalability and ability to use DB2 tools for maintenance and reorganization. </li></ul><ul><li>How it enhances the management of CICS? </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate VSAM files to DB2 without changing application programs </li></ul><ul><li>Single copy of the data </li></ul><ul><li>CICS and batch programs access data in DB2 under the control of CICS VT </li></ul><ul><li>Data migrated to DB2 can be accessed natively by new programs </li></ul><ul><li>Existing programs enhanced using SQL </li></ul><ul><li>Lower risk migration strategy </li></ul><ul><li>What are the strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Access a single source of production data </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate individual VSAM files, as required </li></ul><ul><li>Enable new applications to be fully DB2 technology-based </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve investments in legacy applications </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>$3500/VU </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this tool important to CICS customers? </li></ul><ul><li>24x7 availability </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with new applications based on DB2 technology, such as online and e-business systems </li></ul><ul><li>Running ad hoc queries </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to perform data analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Creating visual information, such as executive dashboards </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitation of database maintenance tools </li></ul><ul><li>Why do customers buy? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VT enables the migration of data from VSAM files to DB2 tables. </li></ul><ul><li>It ensures continued access to the data in DB2, without modification to the CICS or batch VSAM application programs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. IT Service Management IBM Software Group
  11. 11. CICS Performance Analyzer <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>A tool to provide ongoing system management and measurement reports on all aspects of CICS application performance </li></ul><ul><li>What’s its value? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce both time/resource required to analyze off-line performance data (usually massive) for tuning and capacity planning purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>CICSPA is IBM’s strategic SMF reporter for CICS. It compliments Omegamon XE for CICS (on-line tool). </li></ul><ul><li>How it enhances the management of CICS? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Performance Analyzer for ‘Offline’ Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Provides ongoing system management and measurement reports on all aspects of CICS application performance </li></ul><ul><li>Enables deep-dive CICS performance analysis and understanding of usage trends </li></ul><ul><li>Aids capacity planning and tuning </li></ul><ul><li>Helps quickly identify and eliminate trends leading to online performance problems </li></ul><ul><li>What are the strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Performance Reporting and Analysis for CICS </li></ul><ul><li>Including DB2, WebSphere MQ, and MVS System Logger </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive Tabular Reports and Extract Data Sets </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Database (HDB) </li></ul><ul><li>Trending and Capacity Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive reporting of CICS Statistics data </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>$900/VU </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this tool important to CICS customers? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan capacity to reduce MIPS cost </li></ul><ul><li>Proactively analyze performance trends to reduce down time and increase customer satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cost of outages </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce risk of missing service level commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce time and cost of managing system performance and availability </li></ul><ul><li>Why do customers buy? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS customers need predictable and reliable IT infrastructures for availability and thruput </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity planning is critical to meet peak performance levels required by e-business transactions </li></ul>
  12. 12. IBM Session Manager <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and user-friendly method of accessing multiple z/OS systems from a single 3270 terminal - SNA and TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><li>What’s its value? </li></ul><ul><li>Users access the information they need without having to know where the applications are or what system they run on, helping to reduce system- administration time, providing faster access to a variety of applications while minimizing training requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>How it enhances the management of CICS? </li></ul><ul><li>Password-protected menu gives access all applications in network </li></ul><ul><li>Log-off procedures, security checking, audit logging and centralized administration, operations, and monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to helpdesk and operations personnel via the ‘Spy‘ function </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits in training staff – ‘Demo’ function </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized user ID admin and the ability to broadcast messages to end users </li></ul><ul><li>Session recovery across the Sysplex </li></ul><ul><li>What are the strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>High application availability </li></ul><ul><li>Near-continuous operations </li></ul><ul><li>Workload balancing and shared configurations </li></ul><ul><li>User customization </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>$2500/VU </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this tool important to CICS customers? </li></ul><ul><li>ISM is a VTAM or TCP/IP session manager that offers secure and user-friendly access to multiple z/OS systems from a single 3270 terminal or equivalent. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do customers buy? </li></ul><ul><li>It gives users a single secure sign-on, and allows controlled access to all of their applications from multiple concurrent virtual sessions using a wide range of tools and facilities. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Governance and Risk Management IBM Software Group
  14. 14. CICS Configuration Manager <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Configuration Manager simplifies CICS resource-definition administration and maintenance, while at the same time offering comprehensive reporting and optional change-management control facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>What’s its value? </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified and controlled management of CICS application resources. Aids systems administration, lowers costs, reduces risk of downtime due to user errors and speeds version to version migration </li></ul><ul><li>How it enhances the management of CICS? </li></ul><ul><li>Create, Update, Delete, Copy, Replicate CICS resource definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Provides change management through the life-cycle stages </li></ul><ul><li>Create customized reports to identify redundant definitions, show resource relationships and change management history </li></ul><ul><li>Audit, back-out and change authorization capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>What are the strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce both time/resource in gaining tighter control over CICS CSD administration and enhance compliance with change management policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Generate audit reports to simplify effort and costs associated with compliance </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>$900/VU </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this tool important to CICS customers? </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate CICS resource definitions are essential to maintain the high availability expected of CICS. With tens, or even hundreds, of CICS regions across the enterprise, each containing hundreds or thousands of artifacts, maintaining potentially millions of definitions can be challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do customers buy? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce both time/resource in gaining tighter control over CICS CSD administration </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance compliance with change management policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Generate audit reports to simplify effort and costs associated with compliance </li></ul>
  15. 15. CICS VSAM Recovery <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VR recovers CICS and batch VSAM data from physical or logical corruption </li></ul><ul><li>What’s its value? </li></ul><ul><li>Helps automate recovery of damaged or lost VSAM data sets, caused by catastrophic hardware failure, software failure, or human error </li></ul><ul><li>Supports CICS, batch, or combined environments </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances environments where availability and VSAM data integrity is vital </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers an ISPF panel interface and automates the construction of recovery jobs </li></ul><ul><li>How it enhances the management of CICS? </li></ul><ul><li>Key features of CICS Recovery are: </li></ul><ul><li>Change accumulation </li></ul><ul><li>Export and Import commands </li></ul><ul><li>Batch support including logging </li></ul><ul><li>NOTIFY support for IBM and non-IBM backups </li></ul><ul><li>Supports backups created by Backup-While-Open (BWO) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Provides authorization management for the panel interface </li></ul><ul><li>Provides test-only forward recovery and backout </li></ul><ul><li>What are the strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Helps recover from errors quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce need for offline processing </li></ul><ul><li>Improves availability of your online CICS systems </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>$1372/VU </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this tool important to CICS customers? </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VR recovers CICS and batch VSAM data from physical or logical corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Can be integrated into a customer Resiliency Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Can play a major role in disaster recovery initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Why do customers buy? </li></ul><ul><li>No manual record keeping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS VR is notified of all necessary recovery information and stores it in a central repository </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Less possibility of user errors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS VR automatically builds an appropriate recovery job requiring minimal user intervention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drastically save time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS VR uses known recovery information to quickly build an appropriate recovery </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. New Integrated CICS Eco System CICS Interdependency Analyzer CICS Explorer (Available to CICS TS V3/4 users) Task features (plug-ins) for CICS Transaction Server V3/4 CICS Performance Analyzer CICS Configuration Manager CICS Interdependency Analyzer Standalone… Integrated… CICS Configuration Manager CICS Performance Analyzer CICS TS V3.2 What is the CICS Explorer? A new user interface to reduce the skills required to develop, deploy and manage CICS applications. The CICS Explorer will be incorporated in current and future releases of CICS Transaction Server as a strategic point of integration between the run-time and add-on tools, extensible by IBM, business partners and clients. Powerful, intuitive, eclipse-based user interface Runtime Config Management Discovery Performance
  17. 17. CICS Communities and Information <ul><li>CICS Transaction Server V4.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ibm.com/cics/tserver/v41/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer home page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember this link ibm.com/cics/explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/68bndw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM developerWorks forum with FAQs, Links and resources, ISV Contributions, etc. Ask questions, suggest improvements, report problems, chat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the IBM_System_z channel to get CICS Explorer news flashes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment and opinion at TheMasterTerminal.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS eNews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe for news about CICS and related products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube channels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer - Videos, demos and other cool stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CICSFluff - Other CICS videos </li></ul></ul>CICS Explorer Public Forum Home page Twitter Blog eNews YouTube

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