Fast Path products and solutions, previous versions
This space contains information about the following releases of the following products and solutions:
|Product or solution||Version|
|Fast Path Analyzer/EP|
|Fast Path Reorg/EP|
|Fast Path Indexer/EP|
|Fast Path Offline Suite|
|Fast Path Online Suite|
|Fast Path Online Restructure/EP|
|Fast Path Online Analyzer/EP|
|Fast Path Online Reorg/EP|
|Fast Path Online Image Copy/EP|
|Fast Path Enhanced Online Suite|
|Fast Path Recovery Utility|
|Fast Path Restart Control Facility|
The Fast Path Analyzer/EP product allows you to view and analyze statistics on your databases with minimal downtime. Examine, verify, and view reports on pointer data, including segment pointers, root addressable pointers (RAPs), and SDEP pointers. Current and historical reports can help you monitor and manage performance characteristics, space usage, and physical attributes of DEDBs. You can also use the Fast Path Analyzer/EP to model the effect of potential DEDB changes before performing them. Auxiliary features allow VSAM zap/dumps, reporting on SDEP space usage, and invocation of DEDB randomizing routines.
The Fast Path Reorg/EP product lets you reclaim space and restructure databases with minimal database downtime. By delivering increased speed and flexibility, Fast Path Reorg/EP helps you plan and execute DEDB maintenance operations more effectively. Perform targeted DEDB reorganization by focusing only on units of work (UOWs) that are disorganized, leaving organized UOWs unaffected. This lets you perform space reclamation efficiently, without the high impact of unload and reload processing. Functions for rapid database changes, IOVF and SDEP extension, and more efficient unloading and reloading also help streamline your reorgs.
The BMC Fast Path Indexer/EP product is an application enhancement tool that lets you build and maintain indexes that are associated with primary DEDBs. When IMS updates the database, Fast Path Indexer/EP updates the associated indexes. The product can also ensure that the database and its indexes remain synchronized if an IMS failure or database recovery occurs.
The Fast Path Offline Suite includes the Fast Path Analyzer/EP and Fast Path Reorg/EP products.
The Fast Path Online Suite includes the following products:
- Fast Path Online Reorg/EP
- Fast Path Online Analyzer/EP
- Fast Path Online Image Copy/EP
The Fast Path Online Suite products create an environment that encourage you to exploit the advantages of DEDBs without the trade-off of downtime associated with traditional batch maintenance processes.
The Fast Path Online Analyzer/EP product enables you to:
- Analyze the content and structure of your DEDBs while they remain online
- Verify the integrity of all pointer values, free space element chains, and VSAM control fields, as well as helping determine space utilization needs
- Analyze your DEDBs faster, without requiring resource-intensive sorts and work files
The Fast Path Online Image Copy/EP product enables you to take image copies of your Fast Path DEDB while keeping it online and available, working in concert with the other Fast Path online products.
The Fast Path Online Reorg/EP product enables you to reclaim or extend space in DEDBs with no database downtime. This product provides advanced online reorganization functions that enable you to target only the units of work (UOWs) that require reorganization. This eliminates unnecessary I/O, and more importantly, dramatically reduces logging overhead on the IMS subsystem during an online reorganization. Fast Past Online Reorg/EP also includes an extend function that lets you increase the size of IOVF and SDEP storage portions of a DEDB during reorganization without taking the database offline.
The BMC Fast Path Online Restructure/EP product is an application enhancement tool included in the BMC Fast Path/EP Series of products. Fast Path Online Restructure/EP creates an environment that encourages you to exploit the advantages of DEDBs without the downtime associated with traditional batch maintenance processes.
The Fast Path Recovery Utility product is a valuable tool for operations and technical support personnel responsible for the operation and recovery functions of IMS systems. The Fast Path Recovery Utility product performs the following functions:
- Automatically selects and acquires, without any user intervention, all information and resources needed for successful recovery
- Performs recovery functions
- Produces a set of comprehensive audit trail reports
- Provides override capability, allowing you to specify recovery control information such as the Checkpoint-ID and the log data sets to be used for recovery
The BMC Fast Path Restart Control Facility (RCF) product is a comprehensive, automated mechanism that ensures the integrity of IMS databases and critical system data sets during the restart of an IMS control region.
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