Data Center Management Systems

Power Tools for z/OS - TBOX                                     Download TBOX today!

TBOX Power Tools - A comprehensive collection of testing, development and operational power tools designed and written for the z/OS environment.
TBOX Power Tools significantly reduce the time and labor associated with Application Development and Operations Support.  TBOX contains a variety of inexpensive, specialized z/OS software routines, ISPF dialogs, ISPF Macros, utilities and program subroutines designed to expedite and enhance software development and testing.  These tools are particularly popular with Technical and Operational Support people charged with the responsibility for improving the Data Center Operations and Application Development technical environments.  Download TBOX and populate your toolbox with the Power Tools you need.  Source code is provided with many ot the tools.  We are currently offering these tools Free of charge. Enjoy!

Report Archival System - RAS uses the JES2 OFFLOAD facility to periodically offload reports to a GDG tape, then reads the tape and maintains a KSDS directory of its contents. ISPF dialogs permit the selection of a desired entry for restore to the queue. NEW!
RAS has been enhanced to include a weekly merge cycle, adding the ability to retain selected reports indefinitely and use significantly less tapes.

Console Commander - This facility issues console commands from a batch step.

Compare Pro - Enables the user to invoke CA-Panvalet’s PCOMPARE utility against a list of members.  NEW!

IDCAMS Pro Can be used to check for a higher than desired IDCAMS return-code and/or to speed REPRO processing.  NEW!
Use IDCAMS Pro in place of the standard IBM utility IDCAMS to optionally cause a jobstep abend whenever IDCAMS terminates with a 'higher-than-desired' return code. In order to accomplish this, IDCAMS Pro simply calls IDCAMS and, upon IDCAMS's completion, tests its return code. Based on the execution PARM, IDCAMS Pro decides whether an abend is warranted.

Another function of IDCAMS Pro is to transparently convert IDCAMS REPRO operations to use a SORT COPY function. SORT uses EXCP processing for its COPY operation, much faster and far more efficient than the QSAM processing used by IDCAMS during a REPRO.
Match/Merge is a very easy to use “match/merge” utility.  Simply specify two input sequential files and the position/length of their respective “key” fields. Match/Merge produces output files that show which records are present on both files or only one.  NEW!

VSAM Pro - Can be used to automatically reorganize or to automatically reorganize and tune VSAM files.  NEW!
Automatic reorganization - VSAM Pro does not rely on externally stored DEFINE statements, rather it uses information gathered by performing an IDCAMS LISTCAT against the specified file. It automatically generates the appropriate commands prior to invoking IDCAMS to back up, delete, define and restore the file. VSAM Pro supports KSDS, ESDS and RRDS datasets.

Automatic reorganization and tuning - VSAM Pro reorganizes the file and inserts the appropriate user supplied overrides to the DEFINE parameters in order to:
Adjust the primary space allocation to keep the dataset 85-95% full or as specified;
Adjust the secondary space allocation to at least 10% of primary or as specified;
Adjust the control interval sizes to keep index levels under 3 or as specified;
Optionally automatically relocate the dataset to another volume when primary allocation cannot be achieved in one extent (see POOL).