Management of modifications to the z/OS, while adhering to compliance requirements

Compliance and Change Management of the z/OS Operating Environment

The SYSchange is a tool for managing changes in the z/OS environment, offering:

• Protection of critical systems
• Capturing changes in real time
• Control and change management
• Auditing, reporting, and monitoring of changes
• Synchronization of software environments
• Efficient distribution of software changes

These tasks are run in multiple LPARs in a SYSPLEX, as well as between multiple SYSPLEX.

Main Features

• Protection of critical system libraries
• Raising the level of security and reliability
• Compliance (SOX)/Audit
• Process of Change Request (CR)
• Identification of changes and packaging
• Synchronization of DR environments
• Centralized management of software changes
• Feedback resource distribution


• New VSAM Change Manager component allows data centers to identify and report record-level changes in VSAM clusters. It also enables data centers to create “full” backup for all VSAM types (KSDS, RRDS, ESDS and LDS) and “differential” backups for KSDS and RRDS.

Email Alert – for certain highly critical libraries, users may request to send an email alert to designated recipients when the library is changed.

• Control of all system changes in real time
• Auditing and monitoring of system changes
• Adherence to compliance requirements (SOX, etc. ..)
• System protection in member level
• Centralized maintenance of systems
• Identification and packaging of the changes made
• Comparison and synchronization of different environments
• Distribution of maintenance packages to other environments
• Immediate rollback in case of failures

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