Come and learn about some of the latest enhancements in the IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS product in our upcoming webinar!
When logging on to the Analyzer to view software inventory and usage information, users must supply suitable credentials. Most commonly, the Analyzer is configured to use the system’s security product (such as RACF) for authentication, and in this case a valid user ID and password is the minimum information that must be supplied to effect the logon.
The TADz SCRT Import utility reads data created by the IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool in the form of CSV files and imports it into the TADz Repository database. The Analyzer can then be used to query the database to examine trends in the SCRT data and to compare it with corresponding usage data.
With APAR OA55788 TADz has enhanced the SCRT Import utility to support Version 25 Release 1 of the IBM Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool. This version of the tool has Country Multiplex Pricing support which produces a report containing sections for each machine in a multiplex environment, and which TADz has not supported until this APAR. The SCRT Import utility now recognizes and interprets this report, importing data for all machines into the TADz Repository databases. Country Multiplex Pricing support provides additional information that TADz expects to be able to take advantage of in the future.
Robert E Hart
Senior Technical Architect
One of our key focus areas is modernization of mainframe assets. Specifically, we are focussing on enabling RESTful API access to mainframe data and green screen applications. Take a look at our overview presentation, “A new approach for modernizing and reusing mainframe assets”, and let us know your thoughts.
• Based on Client Server Architecture, HOD Provides security-rich web-to-host terminal
• Provides connectivity to TN3270E, TN5250, VT Systems, IBM CICS® applications and FTP servers.
The File Manager Service Provider for z/OS Connect works in conjunction with IBM’s z/OS Connect to facilitate REST API access to z data.
File Manager has extended its Service Provider for z/OS Connect feature to support access to mainframe data via REST APIs using two access methods: one that returns data in a generic JSON format and another that returns data in a JSON format matching a File Manager template or copybook. Supported data types include MVS data sets, USS files, CICS (VSAM, TS, TD), and MQ queues.
• IBM HACP Extended Edition is a plugin free, web based terminal emulator.
• HACP EE reads existing session definitions from Host On-Demand server and allows users to connect to their System z and System i hosts through a HTML5 compatible browser.
In the previous blog, we outlined the strategic intent of IP Partnership with IBM. One of the key promises is HCL and IBM have committed to investing in and growing the portfolio to respond to rapid pace of innovation. Let us share some facts and see if you agree with us that we are living up to its promise.
The universally accepted approach for accelerated innovation today is REST APIs. Based on the HTTP protocol and lightweight JSON to describe payload data, it’s the de facto standard for developing mobile, web and even portions of enterprise applications. With frameworks like Swagger and with supporting tools for developing, using and documenting APIs, it is easy to appreciate its popularity and acceptance by many developers today.