New JES Network Displays in (E)JES Version 5 Release 2.0
Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 2012—Today Phoenix Software International announced the upcoming release of Version 5, Release 2.0 of (E)JES, its z/OS JES2 and JES3 interactive spool browse and system management product. This release will be generally available on September 28, 2012.
New with this release are two JES network displays, Network Connections and Network Servers. The Network Connections display gives information about network connections to an adjacent node, including BSC NJE lines, NJE over SNA, and TCP/IP socket connections, as well as associated receivers and transmitters. The Network Server display shows information about network servers, including NETSERV devices and BDT instances.
Other significant enhancements include:
- Parameterized installation options—Administrators can now specify options through a parmlib member rather than a macro. This represents another big step toward removing assembly-language coding from product administration and customization.
- Smart help pop-ups—Pop-up help now explains the contents of certain columns, for instance abend codes in the MaxComp column. This feature makes users more productive by minimizing the need to look things up in a manual or on the Internet.
- New Creation Date, Creation Time and Age columns—These new columns on job and output displays allow for better filtering and scripted post-processing based on the age of output.
- Other performance and usability improvements—Numerous other enhancements help customers save money and be more productive.
“Phoenix Software focuses on providing the best possible functionality and performance to our customers,” said Ed Jaffe, Phoenix Software CTO. “To help accomplish this, we work hard to ensure that each annual (E)JES release contains many enhancements designed to improve an already-outstanding user experience. Our customers know we have their best interests in mind.”
Phoenix Software International, Inc. is a major systems software development company providing software solutions to enterprises around the world. Phoenix offers a wide range of products for the mainframe platform as well as Windows- and Web-based workstation platforms.