On January 30, 2104 - MainView for IMS v5.1 became Generally Available, this release provides compatibility with and can exploit features of Version 13.1 of the IBM IMS system. The release adds support for:
An increased number of regions, BMPSs, and CICS threads
Displaying IMS ALTER option usage when a database reorganization starts
IMS Connect command enhancements
Synchronous program switch descriptors
OTMA Synchronous Program Switch clients
ISC over TCP/IP
This release also provide performance enhancements:
The Workflow samplers can now run on zIIPs.
Reduce the total IMS transaction and IMS BMP CPU usage by reducing the amount of CPU used by the MainView for IMS Event Collector. Internal test indicate about a 4% reduction in transactions, and a 7% reduction for BMPs. These results may vary at your installation due to differences in your environment and in your applications. Note: The larger reduction in BMPs is due to the higher number of DL/I calls that they typically make.
The transaction log record (X'FA') and the program log record (X'F9') have been updated and has change the length.
You can now record data for multiple IBM DB2 and IBM MQSeries subsystems in the log record.
IRUF record layout has been updated for the transaction accounting record(TAR), program accounting record (PAR), and terminal (LTERM) account record (LAR). Also the record lengths have changed.
All functionality is now only available through Windows mode.
For detailed information on these enhancements, please refer to the release notes on Product Support Status at http://www.bmc.com/support/ (Note: support Login required)