Introduction to MainView TOM
TOM operates in its own product address space (PAS), which is associated with a single MainView AutoOPERATOR PAS. The MainView AutoOPERATOR PAS acts as a server to TOM, providing event detection and IBM REXX EXEC interpretation. With TOM, you can manage objects on a single system or throughout a sysplex and use MainView AutoOPERATOR variables in object definitions.
TOM provides user and programming interfaces that you can use to:
Define Started Tasks, USS processes, or Workload Manager Resources (WLM Resources) to TOM as individual objects or grouped together in sets
Set up calendar dependencies to specify when objects should be stopped or started
Associate automation commands with an object that can be scheduled before TOM starts an object, after the object starts, before TOM stops the object, and after the object stops
Define multiple systems on which an object is eligible to be started
Determine which available systems an object can be started on or moved to
Determine when an object should be active
TOM also provides:
An export utility that creates an EXEC containing TOMEXEC API ADD statements.
The resulting EXEC can be edited and scheduled to import definitions to a registry.
Commands that control objects, sets, systems, and definition bases from the z/OS operator console
MainView views that manage objects and sets of objects from either a 3270 session or MainView Explorer.
A log that captures TOM activity (including the starting and stopping of objects).