z/VM Centralized Service Management
Managing multiple remote and local systems while coordinating levels of service among these systems can be difficult. New with z/VM 7.2 is a service management tool, z/VM Centralized Service Management (z/VM CSM).
When using Centralized Service Management, one system is designated
as the principal system. This system uses the Shared File
System (SFS) to manage service levels for a set of defined managed
systems, regardless of their geographic location. The new
SERVMGR command uses VMSES/E commands to apply service and
local modifications, to build serviced content, and to drive the
transport of the packaged service to the managed systems.
Note: z/VM CSM is not available for use on
systems in an SSI cluster.
Is CSM right for your environment?
z/VM CSM requires careful planning prior to initialization and is
intended to manage service for multiple remote and local systems.
z/VM CSM adds complexity that may not be necessary if your systems
are managed with the current SERVICE and PUT2PROD commands.
IBM recommends that prior to
implementing this new function, you determine if it is right for
To see if z/VM CSM is right for you, refer to the
z/VM 7.2 Service Guide.
To better understand the new SERVMGR command, refer to the
z/VM 7.2 SES/E Introduction and Reference. Check here
for a quick sample of
SERVMGR command syntax, but always refer to the
above z/VM 7.2 SES/E Introduction and Reference before getting
Note: z/VM CSM is not available for use on systems in an SSI cluster.