Fault Management


Identify, Resolve and Track Mainframe Application Faults and Abends

Abend-AID®, Compuware’s mainframe application failure resolution and fault management solution, enables developers to reduce the tedious and time-consuming task of manually cross-referencing pages of recorded application memory information with pages of application code to understand why an application failure occurred.

Using Abend-AID, developers can:

  • Identify errors and verify test results through a directory of all fault activity
  • View the text of a statement causing an error and the contents of its related fields
  • Clearly display data in storage and data being transferred between programs
  • Identify field lengths and index values for multi-dimensional tables
  • View source code for program logic
  • Get richer, more complete insight into mainframe issues through an integration with Syncsort Ironstream® including a Splunk® app or through an integration with BMC AMI Defender for z/OS® including a Kibana® dashboard to help with analysis

The Value of Abend-AID

  • Reduce the risk of changing critical mainframe applications
  • Ensure mainframe application reliability and quality
  • Detect errors earlier during development, allowing for a DevOps “shift left
  • Achieve service level agreements and MIPS reduction
  • Reduce failure resolution time and negative impact on business due to backend mainframe errors
  • Reduce development downtime and time-to-market for new functionality
  • Quickly resolve application failures with source-level analysis

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Key Features of Abend-AID

Minimizes the Impact of Production Abends

Abend-AID uses unique Dump Capture Address Space technology to reduce overhead incurred by production faults in CICS and IMS regions.

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Formats Fault Information for Quicker Problem Resolution

This includes formatted source code, working storage, file/IMS/DB2/MQ information.

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Provides Clear Next Steps When Dealing with Complex Problems

Abend-AID provides tool-level mentoring for your next-generation mainframe programmers

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Integrates Directly into the Developer’s Workflow

Abend-AID provides access to numerous integration points with Xpediter®, File-AID®, SDSF and third-party products like Splunk.


Fault Analytics

Improve DevOps interaction with detailed trend and impact analysis reports generated by Abend-AID.

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Splunk Application

Abend-AID’s integration with Syncsort Ironstream including a Splunk app lets you analyze trends and spot spikes of mainframe application failures and quickly isolate code or environmental issues involved.