IBM z/OS Change Tracker is a System Software Change Control and Management solution for the z/OS platform. It allows for automatic, real-time tracking, control, and management of systems software configuration changes and can identify and report on system-wide changes. Designed to enhance the security, resiliency, and compliance of z/OS operating environments, z/OS Change Tracker provides an auditable tracking mechanism that automatically creates member backups when protected libraries are updated.
z/OS Change Tracker is now supported as a z/OSMF plug-in!
The IBM z/OS Change Tracker z/OSMF plug-in provides an interactive and easy-to-use GUI front-end from the z/OSMF desktop. Currently, the plug-in includes a Monitored Resources view for managing resources on the protection list, and other features such as viewing the change history of data sets, member-level backup and recovery, and checkin and checkout of members. Additional functionalities plan to be delivered iteratively. Available now on z/OS V2.5 and later with the PTFs for APAR PH49337.
View of the 'Monitored Resources' tab within the plugin
Availability of 90-day trial
What's more, is that z/OS Change Tracker is now available as a 90-day self service trial for uses to use and evaluate the product at no charge. Activating the trial is a simple process that does not require assistance from IBM, and is available with the PTF for APAR PH51954. For more information on trial activation steps, view the z/OS Change Tracker documentation.
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