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

Use this page to find documentation for the following mainframe product lines:

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  • (0:30) Search from Google
  • (0:57) Perform a global documentation search
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  1. Richard Bobbins

    BMC Documentation is the absolute worst! Any time I need to find something, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. Every time I need to look for something, I give up in frustration. AWFUL!!!!!

    Jul 29, 2019 03:10
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Richard. Following are some suggestions that might help:

      • The BMC documentation portal ( is now searchable from your favorite search engine. In the search engine's search bar, enter your search in the following format: 

        BMC productName searchItem

      • Within the documentation portal, you can conduct targeted searches as follows:
        • In a product space, use the search box at the top left of every page to search across that space.
        • On the dashboard, use the search box at the top right to search across all spaces in the portal.

      • For more search tips, click here to view a short video. 
      Jul 29, 2019 04:41
  2. Jack Tsuei

    This new site has huge improvements. Finally we can easily find all documents on one single page. Global search is very powerful. Hope BMC can now catch up with DB2 V11 and V12 new features support. Nice job, BMC !

    Aug 08, 2019 08:45
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Jack. Thanks very much for the feedback! We appreciate getting your perspective. 

      Aug 08, 2019 01:20
  3. David Malbuff

    Where's the documentation for CONTROL-T tape management on z/OS?

    Feb 12, 2020 08:45
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, David. Thanks for contacting us!

      You can find some information about Control-T in the MainView SRM documentation spaces and in the Installation System space. A couple of examples follow: 

      To search for more occurrences within a single space, enter "Control-T" in the search box above the space's navigation pane: 

      To search across all spaces in the documentation portal, use the search box on the dashboard

      You could also check the Control-M/Tape documentation listed here on the BMC Support site. (Control-M/Tape was formerly named Control-T.)

      If none of these provide the information that you need, please enter a ticket with Customer Support by clicking here. If outside the United States, use the Select Another Country box to find local contact information.

      Feb 12, 2020 01:17