IBM?s Tivoli unit expects to have completed the integration of Big Blue?s traditional SystemView mainframe-based systems management software with its own client/server-based offerings by the end of the year.
By June, users will be able to manage their mainframe environment from a Tivoli management console, and by the end of the year, will be able to undertake such functions as software distribution and administration across the whole enterprise, including OS/390-based mainframes.
Industry watchers have up till now criticised the inability of the Tivoli Management Environment (TME) to look after the mainframe world, something that put it at a disadvantage against arch-rival, Computer Associates.
Glenda Lyon, Tivoli?s product manager for System 390 systems management software, said: ?Some of our offerings such as systems automation have been totally rewritten for OS/390, while others have just been upgraded and integrated into Tivoli. It?s taken a while to roll out the OS/390 products because it?s not a known platform for us and we wanted to ensure they were stable. They?ll be integrated with the S/390 packaging over time, however.?
She added that TME 10 Software Distribution would replace the traditional IBM NetView Distribution Manager (NV/DM) later this year, but reassurance could be found in the fact that the Tivoli Migration Team had already completed more than 700 product migrations this year.
New OS/390-based TME modules include an Accounting Option for the Performance Reporter product, which enables administrators to calculate the cost of using IT resources for customer charging purposes, and a new module for managing the MQ Series messaging environment.
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