Viewing a mainframe

A mainframe object in BMC Discovery represents a mainframe computer, identified by an IP address range. Mainframe objects are set up automatically by the BMC Discovery Discovery and Reasoning process.

To view a mainframe

  1. From the main menu, select Explore > Data.
    The Infrastructure page opens.
  2. In the Hosts & Containers section, click Mainframes.
  3. Select a mainframe from the list.

The BMC Discovery Mainframe page groups the field names in a logical format. The page is divided into separate groups of information which you can collapse or expand to view as required.

The information fields for a mainframe object are arranged in the following groups:

  • Default Section—General information about the mainframe such as its name and vendor. For more information, see Default Section.
  • MFParts—Information about LPARs contained in the mainframe. For more information, see MFParts.
  • Identity—Serial number and description of the mainframe. For more information, see Identity.
  • Hardware—Information about the mainframe model and number of processors. For more information, see Hardware.
  • Inference—Inference details. For more information, see Inference.

Default Section

The following table lists information fields that can be displayed in the Default Section group for a mainframe object.

Field name

Details

Hostname

The hostname of the mainframe computer.

Vendor

The vendor of the mainframe computer.

MFParts

MFParts represent the LPARs of the mainframe computer. The links to the LPARs are listed in this section. For more information, see MF Part page.

Identity

The following table lists information fields that can be displayed in the Identity group for a mainframe object.

Field name

Details

Serial

The serial number of the mainframe computer.

Description

The description of the mainframe computer.

Hardware

The following table lists information fields that can be displayed in the Hardware group for a mainframe object.

Field name

Details

Model

The model name of the mainframe computer.

Number of Processors

The number of processors in the mainframe computer.

Inference

Field name

Details

Discovery Access

Lists Discovery Accesses for this mainframe, grouped by scan date. When an endpoint is scanned, a Discovery Access node is created. The Discovery Access node records information such as the start time, end time, Discovery Run of which this is a part, and previous Discovery Access to simplify troubleshooting. Clicking a Discovery Access displays the DiscoveryAccess page for that Discovery Access. Where a Discovery Access is about to be deleted as part of DDD aging, a trash can icon is displayed next to the Discovery Access.

Related topics

DiscoveryAccess page

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