Vantage SRM Video Training

Blog Post created by aaronc on Apr 11, 2016

Vantage SRM users can find useful training videos for using the product.  I would love to see CA expand their Vantage video training library.  If you find that you want more of this type of video, please let CA know! 

You can follow the links below or find the training simply by searching online for the following:


CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager Training Video Library


Here is what is offered right now!


Last Updated: April 22, 2015

These videos are intended to go over the major features of CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager.

IMPORTANT: Please read before viewing videos. (The below videos should be viewed with the latest Windows Media Player. To update or install Windows Media Player, go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp. The videos are best viewed on a screen resolution of 1024 X 768. Once the video begins playing in Windows Media Player, right click on the screen and select Full Screen view. Then, place your cursor over the screen (not the controls and Windows Media Player will resize the screen. Also, you can  the videos by righting clicking on the link and selecting 'Save As'.)


Best of Vantage - (Run Time - 31:22 minutes - File Size 190.8 MB)
The Best of Vantage gives an overview of BrightStor CA-Vantage and how it is used with many of its features.

Connecting to zOS Systems - (Run Time 3:50 minutes - File Size 19.4 MB)
BrightStor CA-Vantage uses the BrightStor SRM Windows Client. A host is a server that furnishes data to this client. This video shows how to connect to a z/OS host.

Solutions  - (Run Time 4:02 minutes - File Size 23.3 MB)
In this video, we'll show how to customize BrightStor CA-Vantage's object tree by using the solution feature.

Object Tables and Graphs - (Run Time 7:23 minutes - File Size 48.6 MB)
The object tables are where information managed by BrightStor CA-Vantage is viewed. The object table is like an Excel spreadsheet view. In the table, you can filter your data to make it manageable and sort it. You can zoom between objects. For example, finding all the datasets on a volume. Lastly, the object tree offers a graphical view.

Object Table - View Menu - (Run Time 6:20 minutes - File Size 42.5 MB)
The view menu allows you to select Mode Selections (Last Interval and Real Time), Summary -Totals/Statistics abilities and Monitor Mode. Under dataset objects, there is a Modeling option.

User Views
Part 1 - (Run Time 7:15 minutes - File Size 44.8 MB)
Part 2 - (Run Time 7:45 minutes - File Size 44.5 MB)
Customize your object tables to display only the fields you are interested in. Add colors, change numerical scales and change output destinations for your data and reports. You can even schedule output to be created any time of your choice.

Drag and Drop - (Run Time 3.38 minutes - File Size 2.2 MB)
Vantage allows you to drag and drop information from a table to a JCL member and much more.

Consoles - (Run Time 8:34 minutes - File Size 25.5 MB)
Monitor any number of z/OS systems on a single screen to check for potential problems.

Logging Historical Data - (Run Time 6:17 minutes - File Size 29.8 MB)
You can instruct BrightStor CA-Vantage to log the contents of an object to a sequential data set on the host. Each object maintains a separate log file. 

Trend Reporting - (Run Time 6:17 minutes - File Size 42.1 MB)
Trend reporting allows you to see your log information in a graphical format. It also displays future projections, allowing you to predict the behavior of any numerical value.

General Object Automation - (Run Time 7:23 minutes - File Size 74.4 MB)
The General Object Automation (GOA) script is used to monitor BrightStor CA-Vantage objects and initiate corrective action.

Message Automation - (Run Time 7:23 minutes - File Size 38.8 MB)
The Message Automation (MA) script is used to initiate corrective action by monitoring z/OS console, DFSMSHSM, or BrightStor CA-Disk messages.

Active Tape Units - (Run Time 1:20 minutes - File Size .4.6 MB)
This video shows how you can monitor real-time tape activity for BrightStor CA-1 and BrightStor CA-Dynam/TLMS .


Read more at http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/recommended-reading/technical-document-index/ca-vantage-training-video-library.aspx


Let me know who else is using the product on a daily basis.  I would like to create a Vantage User Group.  Let me know if you are interested in joining!