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.
NetView for z/OS v6.1 Sample REXX programs can be downloaded to help you speed up zOS problem determination. The samples can be used to help you find different system messages captured in the NetView Consolidated Audit, Network and zOS log (Canzlog) that match on
various filter specifications available to NetView users. Click here to download a zip containing the three REXX files along with a readme in pdf form describing their capabilities. Click here to access the NetView Wiki for additional information.
NetView for z/OS REXX samples are available for integrating NetView with the zAware Server. These samples help identify when system anomalies are found by zAware and allow further automation and problem diagnosis using NetView functions. Further information about this integration, the samples for downloading and information about zAware itself can be found by clicking here for the NetView for z/OS Wiki Integration Scenarios page.
Hello, This is John Arnesen with System Automation level 2 support. Apar OA39553/UA66231 for NetView v6r1 and OA38891/UA65375 for NetView v5r4 are available and marked HIPER. If you have System Automation or GDPS running on one of these NetView platforms, you will want to apply these apars. The apars fix a problem where a HANG can occur anytime a PIPE CORRWAIT is issued. We have seen NetView take a ABEND0C8 in DSIMQMAN as one symptom for this problem. Please note there are 43 modules in this apar, so there are potential issues with the HANG... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support. Apar OA39553/UA66231 for NetView v6r1 and OA38861/UA65375 for NetView v5r4 are available and marked HIPER. The apars fix a problem where a HANG can occur anytime a PIPE CORRWAIT is issued. We have seen NetView take a ABEND0C8 in DSIMQMAN as one symptom for this problem. Please note there are 43 modules in this apar, so there are potential issues with the HANG that have not been identified. Also, please note that the apars will also impact System Automation and GDPS as they both have... [More]
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]