BMC Mainframe (BMC AMI Cost, BMC AMI Data for Db2, BMC AMI Data for IMS, BMC AMI Ops, BMC AMI Security)

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Virgil Wormsbaker

    Now what do I do? Where is the documentation on the procedures to get on the Watch list? This is not as simple as you made me believe?

    Jan 22, 2021 05:29
  4. Virgil Wormsbaker

    Now I am getting submit errors?

    Jan 22, 2021 05:29
  5. Dov Kaiser

    Hi, Virgil. Thank you for your questions. For instructions about watching notices, see (ID 741) Technical bulletin: BMC is announcing an enhancement to how we notify you about notice updates. These instructions also apply to watching any other page in our documentation portal.

    Jan 24, 2021 02:21
  6. Stan Wright

    Where are the Compuware products?

    Mar 03, 2021 01:40
    1. Dov Kaiser

      Hi, Stan. Thank you for your question. On April 19, the Compuware sites (Frontline Japan and Compuware Support Center) will be transitioned into BMC Support Central. In the meantime, you can find the Compuware documentation at

      Mar 04, 2021 03:35