Welcome to the System z Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from System z experts. This Blog provides insights into the System z solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Are you aware that the z/VM DLA that you already have, which comes with both TADDM and TBSM, will support the newly announced release of the z/VM Operating System, z/VM 6.3? The z/VM DLA will support z/VM 6.3 with the same functionality as in previous releases of z/VM.
Check out these short videos about new features that apply to all enhanced 3270UI OMEGAMONs (these links will open in a new window on YouTube):
Logon administration and hub connectivity
User interface features
Browsing, locating and cloning a workspace
Setting user preferences
And a short video about the new zAware workspace on the enhanced 3270UI for OMEGAMON XE on z/OS:
zAware Analysis workspace
The Enhanced 3270UI can now be super charged with some new enhancements just shipped. This applies to all Enhanced 3270UI OMEGAMONs today.
New workspaces supplied for the Tivoli Monitoring Hub Connectivity Administration workspaces assist you with the use of the enhanced 3270 user interface with getting monitoring started quickly. Administration panels are provided that verify the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Hub Connectivity Administration for first time logon and subsequent logon verification, which can be easily managed at any time.
A new version of the enhanced 3270 User Interface Guide is available.
This version of the guide is available with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Management Services Version 6.3 Fix Pack 1.
The guide is available at:
Check out the New in this release topic to see what’s new.
You can also check out these short videos about the new features on YouTube:
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at:
Check out the New in this release topic.
You can also check out this short video about the new zAware Analysis workspace on YouTube:
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Now with OMEGAMON XE for zOS V5.1.1 just announced you can be aware your zAware has found an issue. The US announcement letter is here:
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 offers new visibility and proactive notifications of IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (zAware), which is an integrated, self-learning, analytics solution for IBM z/OS that helps identify unusual... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI).
For our next call, Michael Crump (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Architect) , will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI/Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager and answer your questions live on:
Session#1 * : 7/24/2013 (Wednesday) @ 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT / 2... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. Even though I don't support GDPS, it does sit on top of NetView/SA and I received the following information today. You may find it useful if you are also running GDPS/PPRC.
This newsletter is being sent to highlight two GDPS V3R9 PTFs in error, which can result in HyperSwap integrity problems with symptoms that include unwarranted system resets and/or lost updates during swap processing.
PTF UK83124... [More]
Join us for a complimentary webcast as we discuss how using Tivoli ® OMEGAMON XE to improve zEnterprise ® monitoring—interfaced with System Automation for z/OS ® —can minimize the time it takes to find and fix problems. Proactive automation enables correlation of problems across applications and drives automated problem resolution without manual overhead.
This webcast will give examples of zEnterprise situations where having OMEGAMON ® and System Automation working together can proactively resolve problems.... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support.
A security bulletin was just released for Java API Documentation Frame Injection Vulnerability.
This applies to NetView z/OS v5r4 and v6r1 and NMC (NetView Management Console).
Here is the URL to find out more information: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21641235&myns=swgtiv&mynp=OCSSZJDU&mync=E
And here is a description of the issue:
DESCRIPTION: HTML documentation generated by the Javadoc tool contains... [More]
Many 3270 emulators support an option to associate a mouse click with the Enter key.
You might prefer to associate a mouse click with the Enter key in your 3270 emulator session. After you make this association, in contexts where you normally “click and enter”, you can instead “double click.”
Locate point and select or mouse click configuration options for your emulator. For example, in an IBM Personal Communications emulator window, select Edit > Preferences > Hotspots .
If you see in your e3270ui the Sysplex overview panels in the E3270UI show no data and it gives a use ZOSLPARS to get a list of LPARs and to be able to see LPAR level information then this technote may apply to you. Also in the TEP if the Sysplex level is grayed out in the navigator tree then it also may apply.
If this problem occurs in your IMS V420 environment, here's the fix you need to implement:
Determine which IMS XE agent is supplying the IMSplex level data.
Apply UA52405, if necessary.
Check for problems in the identified IMS XE agent OR
C heck for communication errors between the identified IMS XE agent and the Hub, and or Remote, Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server.
For more information about the cause of this problem, see this Technical Note .