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.
An updated version of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring/OMEGAMON XE for CICS
plug-in for the CICS Explorer is now available for download from the ISM
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Eclipse plug-in on ISM Library
This plug-in provides the ability to view OMEGAMON XE data in Eclipse.
This allows OMEGAMON gathered data to be viewed in conjunction with data
from other Eclipse-based applications such as CICS Explorer. This version of the plug-in displays most Tivoli monitoring systems and
their on-line status, and displays OMEGAMON... [More]
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Listen to Andy Armstrong, CICS System Test Senior Inventor, IBM Software Group and William Yates, CICS System Test, IBM Software Group outline and explain how using mobile applications that mirror website functionality will enable you to drive new potential. In this complimentary webcast, you will have the opportunity to hear from two of IBM’s
expert speakers on how CICS is addressing the mobile marketplace. Some other topics will include: Hosting web applications within CICS to make mobile applications lightning fast Getting major... [More]
5655-N23 IBM Security zSecure Administration
5655-N24 IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Auditing
5655-N25 IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Administration
These solutions originally became available on June 1, 2012. You can read the full US announcement letter here .
Contents of the solution packages
IBM Security zSecure Administration V2.1.1 (5655-N23) contains the following components :... [More]
IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM 1.11.1 has become generally available on June 15, 2012.
Notable features include:
* coverage of minidisks and real devices in dedicated new report types VM_MDISK and VM_DEV, available from menu options RE.V.M and RE.V.RD.
* exploitation of a security API provided in z/VM V6R2 by RACF, which adds a number of reports and options that were only available under z/OS before, e.g.
- substantial extensions to menu option AU.S - RACF control: many new and enhanced... [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 I am a performance engineer for a large global health services company with over 32,00 employees, operates in 30 countries around the world, has 70 million customers, and $22 billion in revenue. We use several IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® products to monitor our 8 - way production Parallel Sysplex... [More]
Here are just some of the highlights: Speed mainframe application delivery with continuous integration and testing Webcast: Learn from our experts about smarter development and testing for System z Free e-book: Get started with WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for z/OS and Liberty Profile Deliver exceptional web experiences to customers, partners and employees – wherever they are Webcast: Elevate your operational analytics with new DB2 10 for z/OS Real-Time Scoring IBM Software Newsletter: System Z Edition If you want to subscribe to... [More]
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]