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Hi everyone, this is Walter Davis with OMEGAMON Level 2 Support. This week we have published APAR OA42614 and its PTF UA70033 to aid in recovering from infrequent ATF problems without the side effect of an IMS abend. Implementing this new PTF does require a recycle of both the OMEGAMON started task as well as the IMS system itself. #zOS
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The newest release of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux is now available. Released to coincide with the GA of z/VM 6.3, OM XE on z/VM and Linux allows you to monitor all your z/VM LPARs, regardless of which version of z/VM you are running. Designed to work with the enhancements found in z/VM 6.3, the latest OMEGAMON has all the capabilities of previous releases along with:
Support for Single System Images (SSI)
See a topologic mapping of the LPARs in your SSI
Support for Live Guest... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.1 alerts in this scenario when SP13 is not active to the zAware appliance. Then zAware could be missing SP13 having an anomaly that could cause a major issue. Subject Matter Expert is alerted when OMEGAMON sees zAware not connected for SP13. The SME checks and see the LOG STREAM was not connected to zAware at the latest IPL as it should of been. The SME connects SP13 to zAware and now OMEGAMON can alert if zAware finds an anomaly
Don't just read about new function in the OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.1 information center. Watch it and hear about it from the developers and testers who work on the product.
A number of scenarios are posted on YouTube. These scenarios are short (typically 2-3 minutes) and take a single networking problem from report to resolution. These scenarios are based on actual customer calls and use both the enhanced 3270 user interface and Tivoli Enterprise Portal.
In addition to a what's new overview, there are... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 .
We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Here are some interesting enhancements to SA z/OS, shipped earlier this year:
Allow dedicated log streams for each subplex in the physical sysplex.
This requirement came up on several occasions in the past.
When looking at INGHIST data, only history information about work items
processed on this subplex (SA plex) are visible. The data is no longer shared
for the complete physical sysplex.
This not only increases readability but is important for multi tenancy
Hi everyone, this is Walter Davis with OMEGAMON Level 2 Support. We've released a new HIPER PTF to aid in resolving S0C4 ABENDs in IMS CTLRGNs at Version 12 or above. After installation of OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS APAR OA40749, if you're running our Transaction Reporting Facility (TRF) then you might receive a S0C4 in certain circumstances. Installing APAR OA42373 will resolve this problem for you.
The V5.1.1 release of OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks is available! These features are available in V5.1.0 with APARs OA42339 and OA42422 and associated Fix Pack 5.1.0-TIV-KN3-FP0001 .
Whether its enterprise-wide views ...
or enterprise-wide searches for TCP connections, FTP transfers, FTP sessions, or TN3270 sessions
or the power and speed of the innovative OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface
These groundbreaking features... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 .
We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail (... [More]
In order to tolerate the Support Element and Hardware Management Console firmware version 2.12.1 of the new announced IBM zEnterprise BC12 mainframe server (D/T2828) and to support the firmware version 2.12.1 of the IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server (D/T2827), the following APAR/PTFs need to be applied:
FMID APAR PTF COMMENT
HSAL110 OA42054 UA69445 IACz... [More]
Yesterday, IBM made a number of important product announcements for new IBM zEnterprise BC12 and IBM zEnterprise EC12 systems. If you are a GDPS or SA z/OS ProcOps user, please read and use the following System Automation for z/OS service information:
In order to tolerate the Support Element and Hardware Management Console firmware version 2.12.1 of the new announced IBM zEnterprise BC12 mainframe server (D/T2828) and to support the firmware version 2.12.1 of the IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server (D/T2827), the following APARs/PTFs... [More]
Hello. I am working as RACF Admin and Systems Programmer from last 25 years. Our actual Host is near to its end-of-life. But I don't like to lose contact with this environment.
For this reason, I am searching for *free* similar resources available as a way to improve my knowledge of the diverse tools and subsystems (well-known and new) available in current IBM Mainframe Systems.
I am not thinking in the usual IBM Courses nor in free resources inside DW, IBM itself, and so. I've read some time ago about some Prometric... [More]
Dear All, if you are interested in seeing what's new in Tivoli System Automation for z/OS or if you are even keen on trying out the latest code in development, then you are welcome to join our Transparent Development program now and benefit from presentations, webcasts, demos that the development team created for you and published in the Transparent Development community on developerWorks. A forum is in place where you also can interact directly with the members of the development team to give feedback... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support.
Are you running NetView v6r1 and wondering if a message was automated or not?
There is a easy way to tell using the Canzlog.
Issue NetView command: BR CANZLOG to pull up the Canzlog.
Then put your cursor on a message and hit enter - I selected FKX701I in this case. Notice how AutoTime shows none? This means that the message was NOT automated on.
Here is an example of a message that was automated on - DSI020I. You... [More]
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:
zAware Analysis work spac e: htt ps:/ /www .you tube .com /wat ch?v =nfm rznd lWW 0
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 .
What is IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS (TADz)?
Come and explore further at the TADz Wiki homepage.