Dino-Software is pleased to announce Version 2 Release 3 of UDM is generally available for distribution. UDM is the only tool needed to manage the challenges and complexities of the forever increasing amount of storage connected to z/OS systems. Before UDM, this growth had resulted in essential tasks, such as Audits, being deferred, and fundamental tasks, such as initializing volumes, being performed with compromised control and thereby an increased risk due to the likelihood of errors.

UDM provides a consolidated global view of the enterprise Storage environment extending Automation, Auditing, Monitoring, Reporting and the Control Functions of data via a mouse click. It is the easiest tool
to install and the most user friendly utility in the market.

Using the UDM GUI interface, users can:

- Automate the management of z/OS objects by dynamically reacting to Console messages or conditions, or users can schedule timed processes to interrogate the status of an object.
- Monitor the status of z/OS objects via the centralized monitor, which allows a user to view and react to alerts from all z/OS Systems via a single GUI window.
- Report on all aspects of enterprise z/OS Storage subsystems centrally, in real time or historically, using SQL filters. Using a single request, for example, a user can view the status of Storage groups on all of their z/OS Systems in a central window.
- Maintain z/OS Systems using the Command or JCL interfaces which allow users to centrally define, store and run Z/OS commands or JCL decks.
- Simplify z/OS maintenance task using the supplied Explorers, Wizards and Object management facilities.

Simplified installation, minimal customization, and pre-configured processes empower users to install and gain the benefits from UDM in minutes rather than days like other products on the market.

New Features with UDM 2.3
Explorer Interface 

Support has been added to the GUI to enable web style navigation via an Integrated Explorer Interface.
- ZFS Mounted Files can easily be explored by drilling down into the folders and files making up the ZFS Aggregate.
- Storage groups can be explored by drilling down to easily identify the Volumes and Datasets with the Storage Groups.
- Catalogs can be explored by drilling down to the Alias and Dataset entries associated to the Catalogs.

z/OS Volume Initialization Wizard
The cumbersome task of volume initialization is now simplified and ensures:

- Verification to ensure nothing is on the volumes, and the volumes are offline for all systems.
- Volsers names are automatically generated based on user input criteria, and it also ensures Source and Target name conflicts do not occur.

Object Automation
Automation support has been extended to allow Storage Group and Catalog rule-based events such as Email notification or the submitting of JCL when a condition occurs.

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