CA VM:Secure Directory and Disk Space Management
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CA VM:Secure Directory and Disk Space Management


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VM:Secure for z/VM


CA VM:Secure Directory and Disk Space Management


Release: VMSECR00400-3.2-VM:Secure


CA VM:Secure provides the following features for managing minidisks and directories:

  • DASD Management
    CA VM:Secure offers several commands and user exits to help manage DASD. You can easily accomplish common DASD management tasks, such as mapping volumes, defragmenting volumes, migrating volumes, and protecting minidisks from being scratched accidentally.
  • Shared File Space Management
    CA VM:Secure offers several commands and special comments to help manage shared file space. You can easily identify to CA VM:Secure the file pools and user storage groups you want it to manage; specify which directory managers can control allocations of shared file space; and then accomplish common SFS management tasks, such as enrolling user IDs in SFS, allocating space to user IDs, and migrating data from minidisks to SFS.
  • Auditing
    CA VM:Secure provides auditing for all its functions. If the Rules Facility is installed, auditing is provided for all CP activity that the Rules Facility processes. Chronological reports by CP commands are available, showing the reason for the rejection where appropriate. Additional reports display all directory maintenance activity. You can tailor these reports to display information in a format that suits your needs or that includes only the kinds of information you require.
  • Configurable Authorizations
    CA VM:Secure lets you authorize user IDs to use commands or parts of commands. For instance, you can authorize a user ID to use a command with only some of its options. You can also group user IDs or commands into lists. By using lists, you can use a single authorization record to give a set of command authorizations to multiple user IDs.
  • Disaster Recovery
    CA VM:Secure provides three utilities for disaster recovery of your directory from disk.
  • Directory Profiles
    You can easily change directory profiles with one CA VM:Secure command. You can also expand directory entries that contain directory profiles and edit the working directory entry.


  • Access Control
    CA VM:Secure monitors all access and attempted access to your system and tracks repeated invalid logon attempts to user IDs and terminal addresses. When a threshold (that you specify to suit your system security needs) of invalid logon attempts to either a particular user ID or a particular terminal address is reached, CA VM:Secure prevents further attempts at access through that user ID or terminal.