What is IBM Tools Base for z/OS?
Tool Base is a no-charge product that contains various components that are required for some DB2 and IMS Tools. These components of Tools Base provide a variety of infrastructure-related functionality.
Important: Products that require Tools Base might not require all components in Tools Base. For more information about which components are required by a product, see the product information in the information center.
Components of Tools Base that support DB2 Tools products
The following Tools Base component currently supports only certain DB2 Tools products. If you do not use DB2 Tools products, you do not need to install this component.
Tools Customizer simplifies and consolidates many of the customization processes that are required to customize DB2 Tools. Tools Customizer must be used to customize the DB2 Tools products that are enabled with Tools Customizer. To determine whether a DB2 Tools product is enabled with Tools Customizer, see the product information in the information center.
Components of Tools Base that support IMS Tools products
The following Tools Base components currently support only certain IMS Tools products. If you do not use IMS Tools products, you do not need to install these components.
Administration Console consolidates key IMS information into a single, intuitive, graphical web interface.
Autonomics Director automates recurring database monitoring and maintenance tasks, including on-demand scheduling of database sensor and evaluation.
Connection Server provides access to consolidated functions from distributed platforms to supported IBM tools.
Distributed Access Infrastructure
Distributed Access Infrastructure enables authorized access to configured IMS Tools from authenticated TCP/IP clients.
IMS HD Compression Extended
IMS HD Compression Extended provides functions for compressing IMS data by using the z/OS hardware data compression that is available on IBM processors.
IMS Tools Common Services
IMS Tools Common Services is a collection of support modules that provide common functionality for use by IMS Tools.
IMS Tools Knowledge Base
IMS Tools Knowledge Base is the foundational infrastructure that provides a centralized information management environment for IMS Tools products.
Policy Services is a core IMS Tools technology that supports conditional autonomic database health management functionality for participating IMS Tools products.