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.
For large shop with numerous LPARs, you could save up to 20% of labor costs on installs and maintenance by implementing SDA. This new feature replaces installing application support files at your Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server and Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Servers. You save time because you set this up once and then anytime maintenance is applied or new monitoring agents are added, the application support files are automatically updated. When self-describing agent support is enabled, the monitoring agent automatically distributes the... [More]
Beta code is now available for testing for the next release of OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, which is currently under development.
There are options to download and install the Beta code in your test/sandbox environment, or remotely access an IBM hosted environment.
Any feedback you have on the product features can be provided directly to the Development team.
Education is available through recorded web conferences and product documentation drafts, and one method of feedback available is through a... [More]
This new video steps you through the process of converting an ICAT RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading the products in it to the latest release. You can view the video on YouTube ( http://youtu.be/4iNNL8f9_xA ) or on the Tivoli System z Monitoring and Application Management wiki .
Worldwide Announcement & Request for Participants in IBM Tivoli's System Automation for z/OS V3.Next Transparent Development Program! The Transparent Development Program (consisting of an early access program as well as a later beta program) will provide participants with the opportunity to get an early look at a future release and provide early feedback and influence directly to the Development team. You have the chance to get in direct contact and discussion with System Automation for z/OS development team... [More]
If you experience a problem with an OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS monitoring agent, you might not have to look far or do much to solve your problem. Often, all the resources that you need to determine the root cause of the problem – and the appropriate fix – are close at hand! The following workflow diagram helps you, through a series of questions, to figure things out.
Answer each question in the workflow in sequence. If you're directed to follow additional procedures along the way (in the side bar), all the... [More]
Running the KCIJPLOD load job is part of most maintenance scenarios. For sharing-with-base RTEs, this job loads both the RTE-unique libraries and the common shared base libraries by default.
If the RTE_LOAD_SHARED_LIBS parameter is set to Y (the default) in the profiles for all the RTEs that share the same base libraries, then the KCIJPLOD job for each RTE loads the base libraries each time you run the KCIJPLOD job. Although it does not hurt the configuration to do so, running the job multiple times will perform multiple IEBCOPY steps to... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON e3270ui).
For our June calls, we plan to focus on PARMGEN System Variables deployment , as requested by a number of customers, in our usual informal webcast and answer your questions live on:
Session#1 * : Wednesday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (US)
Session#2 * : Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (US)
( * Optionally Attend Either Session#1 * or * Session#2: [Featured... [More]
IBM Education Assistant flash module released in the Problem determination category
Titled: Running Information Management for z/OS by batch See it here: http://ibm.co/18RlN2T
See all Tivoli IEA content here:
After June 9th, you will see a warning message about an expired certificate. You can accept the certificate as "Always" to eliminate the warning message or you can resolve this issue by applying maintenance which will include new Java certificates. Depending on what products you have installed, you will need to apply maintenance for the following ITM and OMEGAMON products to get the updated certificates:
ITM V6.2.3 Fixpack 3 or higher (should be done first)
OMEGAMON XE for CICS V5.1.0, V4.2.0
OMEGAMON XE for CICS... [More]
What is Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS (TADz)? Come and explore further at the TADz Wiki homepage.
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 .
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.
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 .