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IBM IMS Solutions for Automating Database Management

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 09 December 2014, updated 10 December 2014

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ISBN-10: 073844023X
ISBN-13: 9780738440231
IBM Form #: SG24-8237-00

Authors: Paolo Bruni, Rafael Henrique Vedovatto Bindillati, James Kelly, Rick Long and Acacio Ricardo Gomes Pessoa

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    Over the last few years, IBM® IMS™ and IMS tools have been modernizing the interfaces to IMS and the IMS tools to bring them more in line with the current interface designs. As the mainframe software products are becoming more integrated with the Windows and mobile environments, a common approach to interfaces is becoming more relevant. The traditional 3270 interface with ISPF as the main interface is no longer the only way to do some of these processes. There is also a need to provide more of a common looking interface so the tools do not have a product-specific interface. This allows more cross product integration.

    Eclipse and web-based interfaces being used in a development environment, tooling using those environments provides productivity improvements in that the interfaces are common and familiar. IMS and IMS tools developers are making use of those environments to provide tooling that will perform some of the standard DBA functions. This book will take some selected processes and show how this new tooling can be used. This will provide some productivity improvements and also provide a more familiar environment for new generations DBAs. Some of the functions normally done by DBA or console operators can now be done in this eclipse-based environment by the application developers. This means that the need to request these services from others can be eliminated.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication examines specific IMS DBA processes and highlights the new IMS and IMS tools features, which show an alternative way to accomplish those processes. Each chapter highlights a different area of the DBA processes like:

    • PSB creation
    • Starting/stopping a database in an IMS system
    • Recovering a database
    • Cloning a set of databases

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. IMS modernization and tools for autonomics

    Chapter 2. Defining a PSB

    Chapter 3. Setting up recovery

    Chapter 4. Configuring IMS

    Chapter 5. Cloning IMS databases

    Chapter 6. Managing a database

    Chapter 7. Health management for IMSplex

    Appendix A. Referenced IMS tools


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