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XBM component architecture

XBM is designed to isolate functions for a specific product into a component structure.

The following table shows the components that are available for XBM.

Component

Major functions

VSAM

Supporting snapshot processing for VSAM data with supported BMC utilities and the XBM utility program

DB2

Supporting local and sysplex-wide snapshot utilities processing for DB2-managed objects

IMS

Supporting local and sysplex-wide snapshot utilities processing for IMS-managed objects

Parallel Sysplex Support (PSS)

  • Supporting snapshot utilities processing for DB2 or IMS in a sysplex environment

  • Maintaining PSS statistics of all XBM subsystems in a sysplex environment

Storage Systems Integration (SSI)

  • Supporting snapshot processing by using intelligent storage DASD devices

  • Providing an interface to allow active manipulation of storage devices

  • Monitoring storage device status

zIIP

Enabling zIIP processing in supported BMC utilities

Note

The SSI component is automatically authorized when you authorize the DB2, IMS, or VSAM component. The PSS component is automatically authorized when you authorize the DB2 or IMS component. The zIIP component does not require separate authorization.

The XBM components that you authorize and the passwords that you need depend on the features of XBM that you are implementing.

The following table describes how to authorize different features of XBM.

Features implemented

Type of password needed

Snapshot features only

  • If you received XBM or SUF as part of a solution, use the solution-level password to authorize the XBM components. For more information, see the Installation System documentation for your solution.

  • If you received XBM or SUF as a stand-alone product, use a SUF for DB2 (XBS), SUF for IMS (XBU), or SUF for VSAM (XBA) password.

Hardware monitoring features only

Use the solution-level password to authorize the SSI component of XBM.

zIIP processing

The zIIP component of XBM is authorized when you use any of the other XBM or SUF passwords. No separate authorization is required.

For information about BMC product authorization and how to obtain a password, see the Installation System documentation.

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