BMC Mainframe Documentation - BMC Mainframe (DB2, IMS, MainView, Cost Optimization)

BMC Mainframe (DB2, IMS, MainView, Cost Optimization)


BMC mainframe technical documentation is now online

Technical documentation is now available online at for the BMC mainframe Cost Optimization products, MainView products, and BMC products for IBM DB2 and IBM IMS. The accompanying video explains how to make the most of this fully searchable and dynamic platform. For example, you can:

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Cost Optimization

Cost Optimization products require login to access. 

BMC products for DB2

BMC products for IMS


Legacy portals

You can continue to view legacy product guides and notices from the A-Z Supported Product List     

Also, legacy documentation remains available in the Documentation Centers:

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  1. Jean-marc Dupont
    Bonjour, In the MainView column, there is no entry for MainView for zOS ? MainView for USS
    May 02, 2017 06:01
    1. Dottie Wood

      Thank you for pointing out this issue. A new release of the MainView for z/OS product is scheduled for June, and we’ll add the corresponding space at that time. Until then, we recommend accessing the MainView for z/OS documentation from the A-Z Supported Product List on Support Central. We also added a "coming soon" section on this page to indicate the spaces that we plan to add soon due to upcoming releases.

      May 02, 2017 06:33
      1. Dottie Wood

        Hi, Jean-marc. We have an update for you. In June, we added spaces for version 6.1 of the MainView for z/OS product and the MainView for UNIX System Services product. This page now includes links to both of those spaces. 

        Aug 25, 2017 05:22
  2. Feli Brachthaeuser
    Hello , Can you please tell me where to find the release notes?
    May 08, 2017 01:03
    1. Dottie Wood

      Thanks for checking with us! The release notes reside on the notices pages. On the home page of a product's space, look for the box that provides a link to the notices page.  

      May 08, 2017 03:16
  3. Feli Brachthaeuser
    just anothe question: Will you keep the BMC Documentation Center in the future?
    This is a very neat and comprehensive documentation toll which even works when being offline.
    best regards,
    Jun 19, 2017 04:24
    1. Dottie Wood

      Comprehensive documentation, even while you are offline, is available via the wiki. You can export a PDF of an entire product space or any section of interest within the space. To export PDFs, use the Export to PDF option from the Tools menu (the Gear button on the upper right). If you would like a personal, online demonstration of this or any other documentation features, please ask your BMC account representative.

      Jun 21, 2017 11:00
      1. Feli Brachthaeuser
        Hello Dottie,
        do you really ask me to export all manuals on my own in order to have an offline documentation?
        I'm sorry, but this is not acceptable.
        I will contact my BMC representative.
        best regards,
        Jun 21, 2017 03:23
  4. Jan Tielemans
    Hello, I was looking for the Mainview Alarm Management Guide .. But could not find it ?
    Jul 13, 2017 09:26
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hello, Jan. You can access that guide via the MainView Infrastructure link on this page. You can also access it from each MainView product space by using the MainView infrastructure documentation link on the space's home page.

      Jul 13, 2017 11:38