Configuration Change Detection
ICE/TCE is a z/OS system software utility designed to assist z/OS System Programmers who are charged with the responsibility of supporting and maintaining the z System environments. It’s intuitive, easy to use 3270 interface provides ISPF access to critical z/OS system configuration datasets. It tracks and logs their work every step of the way, assuring them of the availability of automatic backups should recovery become necessary.
ICE/TCE manages access controls at both the dataset and member level, creating a secondary layer of control, augmenting that provided by the External Security Manager(ESM). Many, in management, considered it a ‘Compensating Control’, filling a long-standing functional gap between conventional Change Management Tools and the ESM.