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.
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView for z/OS level 2 support. November's Blog entry is about NetView v6r1 and figuring out why there is no data showing in the TEP. Here is a link for a Technote that provides a general checklist to debug NetView TEMA problems with. http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21614118 The Technote explains how to use NetView commands NACTL LISTCONN and NACTL LISTINFO to check connections and collectors as well as important messages to look for. The Technote also shows what to check in the Agent... [More]
You have /rtehome and /CandleHome USS file systems and you want to know what authority is needed during the installation and maintenance phases of your operation. Is the READ/WRITE authority required or is the READ authority sufficient? If you have enabled the Self Describing Agent (SDA), then the these files
need to be READ/WRITE all the time . If you do not have SDA enabled,
then these file systems do not need to have WRITE authority . For other solutions and information see the IBM Support Portal for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS.... [More]
The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 workspaces delivered in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 were created under the guidance of network SME's. The workspaces enable problem solving scenarios "designed for mainframe network experts, by mainframe network experts." To showcase the new function, we built a set of viewlets:
What's New in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks Version 5.1.0 : This video provides a description of new functionality you can expect to find in Version 5.1.0 of OMEGAMON XE for... [More]
IBM Security zSecure 1.13.1 has become generally available on 10/26/2012.
Notable features include:
* automatically detecting active DB2 regions and reporting on those, with a focus on tables, views, plans, and packages, analyzing both RACF and DB2 internal security
* comparison capabilities throughout the UI to highlight differences between databases and system snapshots
* ability to define security standards and report compliance with regards to those
* enhancements to the zSecure... [More]
IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 provides the following key enhancements and benefits:
Simplified and faster problem resolution through the new OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface. View the enterprise-wide environment from a single 3270 screen. The enhanced 3270 screens were designed by subject matter experts (customers) to solve real-world problems.
Monitor application, TCP listener, and TCP connection activity
Monitor network interface activity
Well it is very exciting that all the z OMEGAMON's now have the e3270ui in GA status. That includes OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for CICS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for IMS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for Storage 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for DB2PE 5.1.1, OMEGAMON XE for Messaging 7.1.0. The KOBSTART view in the e3270ui will get you started to where to go to solve problems with all these OMEAGMON's. Here is an example: e3270ui screen
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 became available today!
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provides system monitoring and performance management across System z with an easy-to-use enhanced 3270 user interface
Improve the efficiency of network problem resolution by requiring fewer steps to isolate root cause of performance problems in real time, and therefore, enabling higher availability.
Improve visibility, control, and automation across network resources with a new more... [More]
Dear Friends of System Automation, we have just announced the Transparent
Development Program for our next release. It includes an Early Access Program as
well as a following Beta Program. Take the chance and get in contact with us
to evaluate the new functions at a very early time. This gives you the
opportunity to provide feedback and influence the product release early in the
development cycle! Don't hesitate, everybody can take advantage, both System
Automation for z/OS beginners and experienced specialists. We are looking... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 Support. Octobers Blog entry deals with Automation Table tracing. Have you ever had Automation set up for a specific message but it seems that it never gets hit - even though you see a CNM493I message in the netlog? It must be that a different Automation Table entry is being used for that message. A fast and easy way to find out what Automation Table entry is being hit is to set up a Automation Table Trace. It is set up as follows: Add trace statement to the top of the first Automation... [More]
Pulse will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas March 3-6, 2013. Join the Automated Operations Technical Council (AOTC) to gain the
knowledge you need to protect your business and IT services through
end-to-end high availability and automation. This highly technical track
continues its long-term focus on the IBM Tivoli® System Automation
family AOTC is a full 5 days conference (March 3-8, 2013), which will show you exciting news, hands-on experiences, ways to increase your productivity through smart usage of IBM Tivoli's automation... [More]
Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS now supports DB2 IFCID 225 records via APAR PM71384. DB2 IFCID 225 statistics records are critical for storage monitoring. TDSz now provides a new sub-component within the DB2 component called the System Storage Usage sub-component so that this data can now be collected and reported on within TDSz. The following two new tables have been introduced to TDSz as a part of the new System Storage Usage sub-component: DB2_STORAGE_T DB2_STORAGE_H These tables provide detailed system storage usage information for DB2,... [More]
'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky, My team is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all System z software for a large healthcare organization. We presently employ more than 10,000 workers and had revenue of $8 billion last year. Our enterprise consists of a 6 way Parallel Sysplex which heavily utilizes a V11... [More]
What’s New in OMEGAMON XE for IMS v510 IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for IMS® v5.10 provides the following key enhancements and benefits: Self-Describing Agents (SDA) reduces the total cost of ownership and improves time to value by eliminating manual installation of application data on ITM servers (TEMS and TEPS) as well as eliminating monitoring outages due to recycling these servers when agents are updated by maintenance. With SDA, the proper level of application data is automatically propagated and installed on all ITM server components... [More]
Tivoli Workload Scheduling What's Next?
Do you want to know the " Next Feature" in the
world of Workload Auto mati on/S ched ulin g? Follow the new Webcast meeting for Demo day Sprint3
Save the Date Octber 11 th 2012 - 3 PM CEST, 1 PM GMT, 9... [More]
Access the NetView for z/OS Wiki Canzlog section for technical FAQs with new ones being added over time. This weeks addition reminds you to install v6.1 maintenance including PTFs important to Canzlog's use and operation. Canzlog fixes of importance: APAR PTF Available OA39616 UA65655 7/14/12 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA39616 OA39785 UA66189 8/28/12 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA39785 OA40082 UA66226 9/08/12 ... [More]
Earlier today, IBM shared its point of view on the future of the data center with Smarter Computing V3 , a cross-IBM set of products and technologies that enable a smarter planet through Cloud, Data and Security.
A central focus is IBM Enterprise Systems (zEnterprise EC12 and Power)
and their ability to deliver exceptional value through a Cloud-optimized
IT infrastructure. We've seen how organizations have been able to
leverage IBM Enterprise Systems to achieve significant benefits. Take
the City of Honolulu for example which was able... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with System Automation level 2 support. Here is my SA Support Blog for September. SA v3r4 has been out for a few months now. There is one apar that my interest you if you are running SA 3.4 with the AON Tower enabled. This caused message: DSI234I DUPLICATE COMMAND 'DDFPANEL' DETECTED If you see this message, please review apar OA39825. Thanks, John
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support and this months blog entry. If you are planning on installing NetView v6r1, it is important to note that the install requires a IPL to pick up SSI changes. Have a look at this section for IEFSSNxx in the NetView Installation: Getting Started manual: http://publibfi.dhe.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/ENVI6201/2.3.4?SHELF=env2bk41&DT=20110721113801#HDRIEFSSN Note usage note number 2 where is states a restart of MVS is required: 2. Any subsystem name that you define for the... [More]
NetView for z/OS has a long list of IP Management capabilities. Now available is a quick start procedure to enable the IP management functions in Netview v5.4 and v6.1. For those using Netview for other purposes like automated operations, use this guide to quickly configure and start using NetView's IP Management tools. Click Enabling IP Management in NetView for z/OS v5.4 or v6.1.
The IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS Beta code drop starts week of 15 Oct 2012. The Beta program will provide participants with the
opportunity to get an early look at the future release and provide
early feedback directly to the Development team. For more information please
contact development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worldwide Announcement & Request for Participants in IBM Tivoli's NetView for z/OS V6.next Transparent Development Program! The Transparent Development Program (consisting of an early access
program as well as a beta program) will provide participants with the
opportunity to get an early look at a future release and provide
early feedback directly to the Development team. For more information please
contact Dan at email@example.com.
Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky, I am a System's Programmer for a large specialty insurance company with over $100 billion in total assets and approximately 65,000 employees.We run various IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® products to monitor our 4 - way production Parallel Sysplex running z/OS® 1.12, IMS®V11, CICS® 4.2, DB2® V9 , and... [More]