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I got some requests from IBM Tivoli System Automation (SA z/OS) users asking for access to the presentation of the SA z/OS V3.4 - File Update Enhancements. If you'd like to download it, please use this link...or find the file below. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=05bbe373-6533-46fc-80fe-cc13a3e9cb40
SA z/OS V3.4 - File Update Enhancements - Presentation
Recently, a customer wanted to know if there was a way to track not only the userID, but when changes were made to a workspace in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal with IBM Tivoli Monitoring, v6.2.3. To begin, there are no traces that need to be setup in order to track these changes. These are the two alternatives: You can look for any changes in the kfwmservices.msg file that is found in the itm_home\logs directory for non-Windows platforms; it's in the itm_home\logs directory for Windows. You can create situations or warehouse the messages that... [More]
So many workspace titles, so many panel IDs, so little time! What does it all mean? For a comprehensive look at OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, V510 enhanced 3270 user interface workspace titles, panel IDs, and descriptions, see the link further on in this post. FYI: Some of the descriptions contain real usage scenarios pertaining to that specific workspace and others needed to potentially solve a problem Here is a quick look of what's inside: OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS: e3270ui workspace titles, panel IDs, descriptions and scenarios ... [More]
IBM has just released a brand-new set of performance and availability monitoring capabilities for its zEnterprise™ hybrid computing system.
With this release, IBM offers for the first time an end-to-end monitoring solution for the zEnterprise environment, its physical and virtual resources and workload resource groups. Please click here to read the announcement in detail. Only a single instance of the monitoring agent is required to monitor all zEnterprise systems in a customer's data center. Through the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, the agent... [More]
To get right to the point, it is not a requirement to cycle the CICS regions after applying OMEGAMON XE FOR CICS toleration maintenance.
For more information on the particular situation that a customer encountered that prompted this inquiry, go to the support portal and see: Maintenance for OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS and CICS Regions
IBM has just announced a new evolution of Tivoli Workload
Automation . The new offering includes: Tivoli Workload Scheduler
for Applications 8.6, Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 Fix Pack1 and Tivoli
Workload Scheduler for z/OS 8.6 SPE.
Here the link to the complete Announcement
letter that can provides you details with the specific enhancements and
Looking for system requirements information for multiple OMEGAMON products? You can find links to the program directories containing that information, as well as a short quick start guide that provides a high-level orientation to install and configuration requirements, here:
Hello, on the link below there is a list of important APARs for Tivoli System Automation for z/OS with a short description/explanation. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=f51f0841-5031-4197-8da4-34b20cdcdeee
The previously published Part 1 of this series in April was on the evolution of the CICS transaction server’s serviceability process and enhancements by Bill Bulfin and Ed Addison.
See Part 1 , titled CICS
Serviceability: An Ever-Evolving Process.
second part of the two-part series on the evolution of the CICS transaction
server’s serviceability process and enhancements is available here: Part 2: CICS Serviceability: Past, Present and Future
You have installed OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 510, and you are loving the new enhanced 3270 user interface, but you would like to see a list of all the workspaces available for the interface. You would also like to know how to know the most direct way to navigate from some of the top level workspaces to some of the detail workspaces. Well now that information is available in the new OMEGAMON XE on z/OS enhanced 3270 workspace and navigation guide. Take a look and let us know what you think!
mainframeitalia.com is a web site addressing news related to the System z ecosystem. Its goal is to provide information, suggestions and experiences about mainframe topics. Why a mainframe site in Italian language? It's not certainly because the professionals working in this environment does not know English. Rather, because the sources on which are many interesting things to find, all in English and often do not focused only on mainframe computers,and this is combined with the fact that the time to look for exciting news is never enough.... [More]
The OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 Program Directory is intended for system programmers who are responsible for program installation and maintenance. It contains information about the material and procedures associated with the installation of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS. You can find the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 Program Directory at the following link: IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON XE information center Just expand the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS node from the Contents navigational tree on the left... [More]
Tivoli Omegamon XE on z/VM and Linux has just released IF4. The highlight of this IF is a new Central Processing Complex (CPC) Workspace. From this workspace you can see, at a glance, the overall CPU usage of all the processors in your complex. The usage is broken down by processor type (IFL, CP, ZiiP, ZaaP, etc). This will allow you to easily see if you have excess capacity in your CPC, or if you are maximizing all of your processor resources. IF4 can be downloaded from Fix Central, with the corresponding Performance Toolkit piece available... [More]
Just a reminder that OMEGAMON XE for zOS (4.2.0 and 5.1.0) will use RMF to collect metrics like Coupling Facility, XCF and Locking. This is a way to lower the OMEGAMON collection cpu used for customers already collecting this information with RMF. We plan to continue to use RMF more over time for OMEGAMON collection.
I was recently directed to a Technote within OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS for V 4.2.0 and higher by my level 3 representative that outlined a condition when OMEGAMON CICS is configured to collect DB2 statistics but the CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS is unable to collect the DB2 data and the application EXEC DB2 calls might have an unexpected return address when viewed in an XRMIOUT exit or a dump. Please note that this information will subsequently be documented in the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS: Troubleshooting Guide. You would... [More]