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]