IMS Connect Extensions enhances the manageability of TCP/IP access to IMS through IMS Connect, an integrated function of IMS. IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS provides the following features:
Monitoring and recording of IMS Connect activity: IMS Connect Extensions offers a detailed audit of activity, providing you with the information to help you analyze performance, throughput, resource availability, and security. This information helps you to debug clients and new applications.
Single point of control for multiple IMS Connect systems: Centralized management and control of all your IMS Connect systems, including Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA), Open Database Manager (ODBM), and Multiple Systems Communication (MSC) workloads, from an ISPF dialog or from a distributed workstation.
Enhanced transaction management: Dynamic management of TCP/IP transactions, allowing you to define rules to automatically distribute workloads and reroute messages when network failures or IMS flood states occur.
Enhanced Open Database management: Dynamic management of TCP/IP DRDA requests, allowing you to define rules to distribute workload.
Improved client services: Additional features for IMS Connect clients such as enhanced information in error messages, password change facility, and extended message translation.