IBM z/OS Management Facility



Check out our latest blog about z/OSMF Desktop UI.

Check out our latest video about z/OSMF Ansible collection.

Check out our sample Ansible playbooks for automating 3 different z/OS use cases at here!

z/OSMF enhancements in 4Q 2020:

  • z/OSMF Ansible collection is enhanced to support MVS operator commands as well as fetching sequential data set or PDS/E data set member.
  • z/OSMF Desktop is enhanced by PH28692 to support typeahead search. PH30398 also enhances z/OSMF Desktop to support creating data set. Clients can create a new physical sequential or partitioned data set based on an existing data set, a predefined template, or fully specified attributes.
  • z/OSMF REST data set and file API is enhanced by APAR PH29745 to queue concurrent requests from the same user when the number of TSO address spaces are exhausted. A tuning guide for REST data set and file API is also published at here.
  • z/OS Operator Consoles plugin is enhanced by PH30881 to support side view for WTOR/Hold messages.
  • z/OSMF is enhanced by PH30398 to support 15 minutes as the minimum expiration time of z/OSMF user session.
  • z/OSMF Diagnostic Assistant is enhanced with PH25691 to support the display of z/OSMF data file system utilization on the z/OSMF desktop taskbar. It also supports automatic cleanup of z/OSMF diagnostic data based on a predefined policy.
  • z/OSMF Workflow Engine has several enhancements with the PTF for APAR PH28532. The workflow administrator can delete multiple workflow instances at a time. To perform a workflow on a remote sysplex, a single sign-on among z/OSMF instances is no longer strictly required. In the absence of a single sign-on, the request prompts for a user and password, if necessary. The "create new workflow instance" dialog now exploits the typeahead search for the workflow definition and workflow properties files. This can eliminate the need to provide the full data set name or path name.
  • z/OSMF startup time and resource consumption during startup is improved with the PTFs for APARs PH28921, PH28920, PH28971, PH28990, PH28451, PH29230, PH29243, PH28832, and PH28872. Actual results can vary, depending on the client's configuration.
  • Cloud Provisioning and Management (CP&M) for z/OS continues to deliver many new functions and improved user experience via continuous delivery. The following features were delivered on December 10, 2020 with PTFs UI72944 (z/OS V2.3) and UI72945 (z/OS V2.4) to expand CP&M provisioning capability and offer a robust software provisioning platform on z/OS. Please refer to our latest blog for details.
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    About z/OSMF

    IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) provides a framework for managing various aspects of a z/OS system through a task-oriented, web browser interface. By streamlining some traditional tasks and automating others, z/OSMF can help to simplify some areas of system management and reduce the level of expertise that is needed for managing a system.

  • Learn more about z/OSMF:
  • Explore spotlights and key features of z/OSMF:
  • Get Started

    The IBM Z software trials program provides a no-charge trial for z/OSMF that does not require installation:

    The IBM-Z-zOS GitHub repository provides demonstrations of z/OSMF functions that you can download:

    IBM provides a series of tutorial videos and online courses to help you learn more about specific z/OSMF tasks:


    IBM provides some expert documentation to help you learn more about z/OSMF:

  • Learn more about z/OSMF Workflows:
  • Learn more about IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS (CP&M):
  • Other documentation:
  • Community

    The IBM Z and LinuxONE Community provides business and technical experts around the world the ability to exchange ideas, develop expertise, and connect through shared interests:

    User Reference

    The following cases illustrate how customers benefit from z/OSMF:

    Contact Us

    The zosmf-adoption channel on Slack is provided for open discussion about configuration, adoption, marketing, and events for the z/OSMF product.