This documentation introduces the reader to the Entire Event Management system and provides a broad outline of its facilities and functions.

It contains the following information:

  • A definition of Entire Event Management and an outline of the benefits of installing Entire Event Management in your data center;

  • An illustration of how Entire Event Management fits into Software AG's 4th generation solution for the data center;

  • Software prerequisites for installing Entire Event Management;

  • An overview of the functions provided by Entire Event Management;

  • A description of the component types that make up Entire Event Management;

  • A description of the object types that must be created before working with Entire Event Management;

  • An overview of the product's user interface.

The following topics are covered below:

What is Entire Event Management?

Entire Event Management is an online facility for controlling operating systems. It enables a computer operator to control multiple processors, multiple operating systems or both from a single operator console. It responds automatically to system Events defined by the computer operator. Entire Event Management secures the system so that users can access only the parts of the system and the functions for which they are authorized.

Entire Event Management is a powerful tool for controlling and administering a computer center so that it runs smoothly and its facilities are available as often as possible.

The benefits of using Entire Event Management include:

  • Replacing standard operating tasks and repetitive operating tables with automatic operator responses;

  • Detecting system failure early, thus reducing downtime;

  • Selecting messages which have high priority or are of immediate interest;

  • Retaining messages for a fixed period of time that is defined by the operator;

  • Monitoring individual components of the system;

  • Distinguishing messages from different ranges;

  • Maintaining and displaying Logical and Physical Consoles;

  • Monitoring automatic operator responses;

  • Enhancing security by defining flexible Profiles that control access by users and the options available to users;

  • Access to operating systems is provided by Entire System Server; no changes are necessary.

Integration with Other Software AG Products

Entire Event Management is part of Software AG's Entire Systems Management (ESM) line of products, the 4th generation solution for integrated control of the data center. The following figure illustrates how Entire Event Management fits into this software architecture:

Entire Event Management in System Automation Tools


  • Entire System Server provides the basic technology for access to operating system information and services;

  • Entire Net-Work enables access to operating systems located on different physical machines within the computer network;

  • Jobs controlled by Software AG's automated job scheduler Entire Operations can be triggered as part of Entire Event Management's automatic operator responses;

  • Entire Output Management provides comprehensive handling of reports generated in the system environment.

Software Requirements

Entire Event Management is available for computers running z/OS, MVS/XA, z/VSE and BS2000/OSD operating systems.

The following Software AG products are prerequisites for Entire Event Management:

  • Adabas

  • Natural

  • Entire System Server

  • System Automation Tools (SAT)

  • Natural Security (optional)

  • Entire Net-Work, (optional, for multi-CPU support)

  • EntireX Broker (optional when using the API).