MainView Infrastructure 6.2

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MainView Infrastructure is the architecture that was developed to provide product integration through an intercommunications technology. MainView Infrastructure integrates MainView products with a common framework across z/OS systems.
updated 05 Mar

MainView User Guide


Basic product information for system administrators and database administrators (DBAs).

MainView Administration Guide


Provides detailed information about administering MainView infrastructure.

MainView Best Practices: Event Management


Provides information that helps you establish a basic event management strategy that leverages the power of your MainView products.

MainView Security Guide


Provides information about how to set up security for MainView products.

MainView Security Reference Manual


Provides reference information for implementing MainView security.

MainView Alternative Access Implementation and User Guide


Provides information about how to use MainView Alternate Access to provide EXCP and VTAM interfaces for access to MAINVIEW products.

MainView Threshold Management Guide


Provides information about how to use MainView threshold management.

MainView Customization Reference


Provides information about how to customize your MainView environment manually.

MainView Alarm Management User Guide


Provides information about how to use MainView Alarm Management, which works in conjunction with other MainView products.



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


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Frequently asked questions

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 Where can I get a list of all mainframe 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) 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.

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Support information

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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:

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  • Dates on which support ends

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

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  1. Wolfgang Prescher

    poor search function! I looked for SUPERUSER.FILESYS.CHANGEPERMS but couldn't find it. Support could: >>Allows users to use the chmod command to change the permission bits of any file and to use the setfacl command to manage access control lists for any file.<<

    Jul 17, 2018 09:03
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Wolfgang. Because the SUPERUSER.FILESYS.CHANGEPERMS command is not a BMC command, it is not documented on our portal. You can use a standard search outside the portal to locate the explanation that Support cited. Thanks for reaching out to us!

      Jul 18, 2018 01:19