MainView AutoOPERATOR 8.2

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This space contains information about the 8.2.00 version of the MainView AutoOPERATOR product.
updated 08 Dec

MainView AutoOPERATOR Customization Guide


Post-installation customization procedures

MainView AutoOPERATOR Basic Automation Guide Volume 1 Using Rules


Contains information about performing system automation with MainView AutoOPERATOR Rules using the Rules Processor application.

MainView AutoOPERATOR Basic Automation Guide Volume 2


Contains information about how to use basic automation applications such as the ALERT Management Facility, the windows-mode Automation Reporter and Automation Logger and other applications.

MainView AutoOPERATOR Advanced Automation Guide


Contains information about MainView AutoOPERATOR EXECs and how to perform automation using the IMFEXEC, AOEXEC, and other API commands.

MainView AutoOPERATOR for MQ Installation and User Guide


Contains information about automating IBM MQ events with MainView AutoOPERATOR for MQ Rules, EXECs and solutions.

MainView AutoOPERATOR Options User Guide


Contains documentation about MainView AutoOPERATOR product options that include options for automating IBM CICS, IMS, z/OS, as well as Access NV and TapeShare.

MainView AutoOPERATOR Solutions Guide


Contains documentation about MainView AutoOPERATOR product solutions.

MainView Total Object Manager User Guide


Contains information about how to customize and use MainView Total Object Manager.

MainView AutoOPERATOR BMC Impact Integration User Guide


This section explains how to implement and use the BMC Impact Integration for z/OS component of MainView AutoOPERATOR.



Information about installing and maintaining the product.



BMC messages from the following product lines:

  • BMC products for DB2
  • BMC products for IMS
  • Cost Optimization products
  • MainView products

PDFs and videos

This topic provides access to PDFs and videos that support this product. It also explains how to create your own custom PDFs.

Creating a custom PDF

From any page in the space, use the following procedure to create a PDF of either the current page or multiple pages (a parent topic and its child topics):
  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF:


    • Although you can export to Microsoft Word, this portal is not optimized for Word exports.
    • If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.
  2. In the Template box, select the PDF style:

    • Simple to export a PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index 
      By default, the Simple template exports only the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index 
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and its child pages.
  3. In the Export Scope box, select what you want to export:

    • Only this page to export the current page
    • This page and its children to export an entire section (current page and any child topics)


    In this example, selecting This page and its children creates a PDF of all topics in the space's Reference section:

  4. Select Start Export.

For more information, see Help for BMC Online Technical Documentation .


This section lists videos that supplement the text-based documentation.

This library offers Quick Courses related to MainView AutoOPERATOR:


Automated Deployment11:44
Chained Rule Groups7:11
Email and SNMP rule actions8:37
Parmlib Member Editor10:46

Using the new Rules built-in functions


Using the rules processor


Solutions Configuration


MainView AutoOPERATOR - What's New in 7.4

MainView AutoOPERATOR - What's new in 8.26:37
(Collect Diagnostics Rules Action series) Deleting and managing expiration dates for arrays7:32
(Collect Diagnostics Rules Action series) Dumping Address and Data Spaces6:48
(Collect Diagnostics Rules Action series) Exporting Arrays to Spreadsheets10:24
(Collect Diagnostics Rules Action series) Limiting Returned View Data4:28
(Collect Diagnostics Rules Action series) Using View Parameters4:51
(Collect Diagnostics Rules Action series) Overview and Basic Usage12:01
(Rules Management series) Rules Administration Overview9:14
(Rules Management series) Importing Existing Rulesets7:06
(Rules Management series) Using PAS definitions (PASDefs)7:49
(Rules Management series) Using Setbases and Rulesets7:30
(Rules Management series) Using Rule Pools and Rules7:32


FAQs and additional resources

This topic answers common questions and explains how to access additional resources, including BMC Support.

Frequently asked questions

This section answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the documentation portal.

The following are general questions about mainframe documentation:
 How can I get a PDF of selected content in a space?
  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF.

  2. Select the type of PDF that you want:
    • Only this page for a PDF of the current page
    • This page and its children for a PDF of the current page and all of its child topics

Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. After the export is complete, you can download the PDF.

 Where can I get a list of all mainframe AMI products, Cost Optimization products, MainView products, and BMC products for the IBM DB2 and IBM IMS subsystems?

Go to the main dashboard and click the BMC Mainframe products (DB2 IMS MainView Cost Optimization AMI) box, or click here to go directly to the list.


If looking for the Control-M mainframe documentation, click the Control-M box on the dashboard, or click here to go directly to the Control-M space.

Additional resources

The following BMC sites are external to this portal and provide information that you might find helpful:

Support information

The following questions offer information about BMC Support:

 How can I contact BMC Support?

If you have problems with or questions about a BMC product, or for the latest support policies, see the Customer Support website at You can access product documents, search the Knowledge Base for help with an issue, and download products and maintenance.

If you do not have access to the web and you are in the United States or Canada, contact Customer Support at 800 537 1813. Outside the United States or Canada, select your country at Contact BMC to view local Support Contacts.

 How can I check a product version's support status?

You can find the support status for specific product versions on Support Central. Selecting a product from the “A–Z Supported Product List” shows:

  • All versions of the product and their current support levels (full or limited)
  • Dates on which support ends

You can also find information about the latest support policies on Support Central.

 Where can I get the security certificates needed for transferring files to BMC Support?

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