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.
ITMSUPER is an ITM diagnostic tool that lessens the effort required to maintain a complex ITM environment and the link will take you to an article with Examples on use of ITMSUPER for beginners. ITM is used with many Tivoli products including OMEGAMON. ITMSUPER
The Internet is changing the face of product support. It is an
undeniable fact that the manner in which we attempt to resolve problems,
be they complex software applications or finding the closest Italian
restaurant, is entirely different than 10, 5, or even 2 years ago. In
all facets of our daily lives, how we search for answers to even the
simplest of problems have been forever changed through online technology
and capabilities. The Internet permeates all aspects of our lives; how
many readers of this blog post do not understand... [More]
Mainframe computers play a central role in the daily operations of many of the
world's largest corporations, and batch processing is a fundamental part of the
workloads that run on the mainframe. Do you want a book that specifically addresses batch processing in detail? Click the following link: Batch Modernization on z/OS
Education rules! For a total education and networking experience, there is no more important place to be than at an IBM Technical University. The latest edition is being held this coming October 1-5 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. By guaranteeing yourself a place at the 2012 edition of IBM System z Technical University you can: Upgrade your IT skills - The key to success is training; get it quickly at an IBM Technical Training event. Test-drive the latest technologies through hands-on labs - Roll up your sleeves and get involved with the... [More]
The Software Product Compatibility Reports site is an innovative tool, designed to allow YOU, IBM clients, to easily generate custom reports about compatible IBM software combinations, product end-of-service dates and product translations. This is a great tool for figuring out what products are compatible with others and how your particular implementations may need to be designed to ensure your success. To read more about these reports, then head on over to the Software Product Compatibility Reports site's home... [More]
Fresh on the heels of the successful SHARE conference recently held in Anaheim, California, IBM is hosting an Open House for existing and prospective customers of the award winning System z Service Management software. One part of this event invites customers to explore and use the newly enhanced 3270 OMEGAMON products in a live System z environment. That's right, you will get to test drive the very latest version 5.1.0 OMEGAMON products including the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface. Contact Tony Anderson at Andersan@us.ibm.com for the... [More]
The Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) provides cross-product compatibility information and fix recommendations for IBM products. It enables you to: Plan upgrades of key components or to verify the current health of a system. Enter your current levels of firmware and software to receive a recommendation. When
planning upgrades, enter the levels of firmware or software you want to
use, so you can verify levels and compatibility across products before
you upgrade. Products supported by this service include software products that run on... [More]
This self-paced audio-visual course provides an overview of the System Automation for z/OS 3.4 functional differences as they relate to implementation and administration. This is is the first of three courses in a set of courses that cover implementation and administration differences. The other two courses provide demonstrations and additional details on specific topics. The functional differences associated with operational commands are covered in a separate set of courses. Links: SA z/OS 3.4 Difference - Overview
Hello, This is John Arnesen with System Automation level 2 support. I am going to blog once a month from a Level 2 perspective. This month I am focusing on the migration to v3r3. Be sure to the following sections on migrating from SA 3.2 to 3.3 in the Planning and Installation guide: APPENDIX1.5.1 Migration Steps to SA z/OS 3.3 http://publibfi.dhe.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/INGPI502/APPENDIX1.5.1?SHELF=ingkya23&DT=20110627151029&CASE= APPENDIX1.5.2 Migration Notes and Advice when Migrating from SA z/OS 3.2... [More]
The NetView for z/OS Media Gallery now has two additional videos. Click here for the full list of videos. Discovery Manager in NetView for z/OS : Uncover IP management gems using discovery manager in Tivoli Netview for z/OS.
DVIPA Support in NetView for z/OS : This video provides an overview of DVIPA support within Tivoli NetView for z/OS. The library contains around 15 videos and is an excellent way to learn about NetView and stay current on the value the product provides in both Network Management and Automation. To learn more... [More]
Integration between IBM Security zSecure Audit 1.13.0 and QRadar SIEM 7.0 has become generally available on July 31, 2012.
This integration allows sending z/OS, RACF, ACF2, Top Secret, DB2, and CICS events from the System Management Facilities (SMF) log to QRadar SIEM. zSecure Audit enriches the event data with information from the security database and system snapshot (CKFREEZE) information.
QRadar SIEM is a next-generation Security Information and Event... [More]
Tivoli Workload Scheduling for Z 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!
Save the Date September 05 th 2012 - 3 PM CEST, 1 PM GMT, 9 AM ET (USA)... [More]
The SA z/OS team just provided an APAR with zEnterprise EC12 Toleration support. APAR number is OA39856, PTFs are available for SA z/OS 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 releases. The APAR provides the necessary support to tolerate the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe systems as target for the SA z/OS hardware interfaces.
Since the "smartphone" boom with the release of the iPhone, mobile technology has grown at an astounding rate. Mobile computing offers business massive opportunities to expand and become more productive. But tapping into this potential requires preparation to contain development costs. Start off with a good understanding of how IBM CICS can help you achieve your business goals for mobile. Click on the following link to download or playback the webcast: CICS goes mobile