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Mainframe Essentials Now Generally Available

  • 1.  Mainframe Essentials Now Generally Available

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 24, 2022 09:12 AM
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    August 2022


    To:           Broadcom Mainframe Software Customers

    From:      Broadcom's Mainframe Software Team

    Subject:  General Availability Announcement for Mainframe Essentials

    On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  Today, we are pleased to announce that Mainframe Essentials is now available.

    Mainframe Essentials is a collaboration of Broadcom Mainframe Software capabilities available to currently licensed Broadcom Mainframe Software customers at no additional charge for the duration of their entitlement to at least one Broadcom Mainframe Software product. With Mainframe Essentials you get the following capabilities:

    • Portfolio Management to help you manage your mainframe software installations, including maintenance and maintenance risk assessment.
    • Expert Assessments, Broadcom experts analyze your environment and provide in-depth analysis.
    • Insights to Broadcom Common Component Services, required components of your Broadcom Mainframe Software investment.
    • Tools to streamline the process of working with Broadcom Support through collection of data and uploading to support site.
    • View actively running work and held output all in one place, minimizing jumping around displays.

    These capabilities are available to you through:

          SYSVIEW® Essentials* - a lightweight, no cost configuration of SYSVIEW Performance Management that performs no data collection.

    • Visualize the status of your applied maintenance and deployment, along with a risk assessment of not having maintenance applied. Maintenance analysis works for mainframe products maintained with SMP/E.
    • Commands to see the Broadcom Common Component Services configuration information and status.
    • Displays to see actively running workloads and job output information, easily stay within SYSVIEW Essentials to run and monitor SMP/E, configuration and deployment jobs.
    • Support assistance to easily get your mainframe configuration data to Broadcom Support.
    • Install and Configuration worksheet to get you up and running quickly.

          * Note: If you are using SYSVIEW Performance Management today and have the necessary maintenance applied, you have access to these capabilities
             with no additional configuration.

         Mainframe Resource Intelligence - a SaaS-based solution utilizing a small toolkit to gather data for analysis.

    • Broadcom Mainframe product assessments for your entitled products - see what you have installed where and industry best practices recommendations based on your configuration.
    • Capacity Optimization Assessment - let a Broadcom specialist determine if you can save money on your monthly license charges.
    • Hardware and Software assessments creates a detailed list of the hardware and software assets within your mainframe environment.
    • Comprehensive documentation on each assessment type available.

    Education offerings specific to these capabilities will be made available soon.  The product documentation contains more details about how to get started.

    We also encourage you to visit the Educate YouTube channel for more product information.                                                

    You can download Mainframe Essentials online at Support where you can also utilize the case management system. To install these capabilities, follow the installation procedures for your product at Tech Docs.  If you have any questions or require assistance, contact support.

    Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help.  Please contact your local account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in our Mainframe Community.

    For a list of Mainframe Education courses recommended by role, please visit the Learning Paths and select the desired product. We update courses based on functional impact as well as high-demand; therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release.

    Please review our End of Service / End of Life Policy within the Broadcom Software Maintenance Policy Handbook.

    Start utilizing these no charge offerings to maximize your mainframe software investment today!!

    Thank you again for your business.