SYSchange Advanced Deployment

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Compliance and Change Management of the z/OS Operating Environment 
 

The SYSchange is a tool for managing changes in the z/OS environment, offering: 
 
•  Protection of critical systems
•  Capturing changes in real time
•  Control and change management
•  Auditing, reporting, and monitoring of changes
•  Synchronization of software environments
•  Efficient distribution of software changes
 
These tasks are run in multiple LPARs in a SYSPLEX, as well as between multiple SYSPLEX.
 
Main Features
 

•  Protection of critical system libraries
•  Raising the level of security and reliability 
•  Compliance (SOX)/Audit
•  Process of Change Request (CR)
•  Identification of changes and packaging
•  Synchronization of DR environments
•  Centralized management of software changes
•  Feedback resource distribution
 
Benefits
 

• New VSAM Change Manager component allows data centers to identify and report record-level changes in VSAM clusters. It also enables data centers to create “full” backup for all VSAM types (KSDS, RRDS, ESDS and LDS) and “differential” backups for KSDS and RRDS.

• Email Alert - for certain highly critical libraries, users may request to send an email alert to designated recipients when the library is changed.

•  Control of all system changes in real time
•  Auditing and monitoring of system changes
•  Adherence to compliance requirements (SOX, etc. ..)
•  System protection in member level
•  Centralized maintenance of systems
•  Identification and packaging of the changes made
•  Comparison and synchronization of different environments
•  Distribution of maintenance packages to other environments
•  Immediate rollback in case of failures

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