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Creating and maintaining multiple IMS development and test systems is hard. BMC COPE virtualizes IMS systems, so new development images of IMS are available nearly on demand, significantly reducing the cost and delay associated with creating new IMS subsystems.

Virtualize IMS systems and reduce subsystem creation costs

  • Reduce the need to maintain separate IMS systems and related components for every development and testing stage of an application
  • Simplify the development environment with simultaneous execution of multiple application versions that require IMS database services
  • Support different versions of batch or BMP programs and IMS databases including Full Function, HALDB, MSDB, and DEDB
  • Connect to Db2, MQ, and CICS subsystems from a single physical IMS system
  • Use BMC AMI DevX Code Debug, BMC AMI DevX File-AID, and BMC AMI DevX Abend-AID to debug IMS applications within a COPE virtualized environment
  • Support the Dynamic Resource Definition (DRD) feature of IMS
Virtualize IMS

Reduce time to market for critical initiatives

Increase business agility by virtualizing physical resources

New Systems Programmer

COPE transforms physical resources in various stages of IMS application development and testing into virtualized and extensible representations of this same set of physical resources. All that a developer, QA specialist, or database professional needs to do is change a set of required parameters, which COPE then copies and compiles to create virtual IMS systems.

  • Virtualize an IMS subsystem with multiple versions of a given application, satisfying needs for development, integration test, UAT, pre-prod, and other desired environments
  • Allow multiple copies of identically named objects to exist within a single IMS system without modifying application program names and libraries
  • Share or have unique databases, Db2 table programs, and MFS formats for each system
  • Apply an extensive set of ISPF-based applications to allow IMS objects such as programs and databases, and MFS and DYNALLOC members to be saved and compiled easily

Support multiple environments

New Application Developer

COPE supports IMS Database Control (DBCTL), IMS Data Communications (DCCTL) and IMS Database and Transaction Manager (DB/TM) environments. COPE also supports different versions of batch or BMP programs and the following IMS database types:

  • IMS Full Function Database
  • IMS High Availability Database (HALDB)
  • IMS Main Storage Database (MSDB)
  • IMS Data Entry Database (DEDB)

Getting started with BMC COPE is easy