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.
New IBM Workload Automation release coming!
Take the chance and get in contact with TWA team to evaluate the new functions at a very early time. See the new release in action during the Demo Day sessions . Play with the key features during the Beta sessions .
So what enhancements are we focusing on ?
automation of TWS maintenance, deployment and... [More]
Today IBM has announced a new release of the IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS.
IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS offers a single point of control for a broad range of systems management functions. You get the visibility, control, and
automation of a large range of system elements spanning both the hardware and software resources of enterprises in a sysplex. IBM Service Management Suite for
z/OS provides automation, network, and systems management to address business agility on IBM System z.
We have implemented a... [More]
OMEGAMON development is looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program for OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert. This is a way for participants to follow along as new product enhancements are developed plus interact directly with the OMEGAMON development team. You will be able to validate new product enhancements that could be of value to you and help shape the products and features as they are being developed to better meet your needs.
The OMEGAMON development team values... [More]
Problem solving example with OMEGAMON XE on zOS V5.3 using RMF Monitor III DDS in the Enhanced 3270UI is pretty slick.
Question: Why was my CPC 094E15 MQ work on LPAR Z1 delayed at 8AM today? - Lets look:
So we ask now with the "X" at 8 AM -what the work delays look like on SYSPLEX ZPETPLX2 for CPC 094E15 and the... [More]
IBM has announced the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3.0. This suite includes performance monitoring tools to lower cost and business risk of managing z/OS and all key subsystems. This single product includes all the OMEGAMONs for z/OS and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Web Resources. With this suite, one can monitor performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and IBM... [More]
IBM has announced the V5.3.0 release of the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS product. The new release of the product provides additional exploitation of the Enhanced 3270 User Interface feature which will significantly improve the problem solving capability of CICS system administrators.
Some of the key enhancements to the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.3.0 product include:
Increased problem determination capability with the Enhanced 3270 User Interface Near-Term History function.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS V7.3 provides users overall in-depth IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) management capability. Monitoring of your queue manager, broker resources, and workloads for problem scenarios can help solve problems and improve mean time to repair. Visibility to view objects, such as queues, channels, and message flows with the same performance metrics that are common between the z/OS and distributed systems, can help increase effectiveness. Integration provided allows use of... [More]
Today IBM has announced a new release of IBM Automation Control for z/OS. The new release will be generally available on September 5th, 2014.
IBM Automation Control for z/OS offers a powerful and versatile set of functions to automate IBM System z application environments. You get new tailorable, goal-driven, and policy-based technology to manage complex system and application automation challenges. IBM Automation Control for z/OS is designed to eliminate most common reasons for writing manual scripts and to reduce dependencies on... [More]
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.3 provides for the SMEs, such as system programmers, the capability to manage z/OS operating system resources and workloads. It provides the ability to combine information from z/OS and multiple z/OS subsystems, including middleware, into a single screen for greater integrated problem determination capabilities. Planned availability date is September 5, 2014.
http://tinyurl.com/nzwfpwp -url for full announcement of OMEGAMON 5.3.0's
New features include:
Hi all, it's July 15 , and today we're very pleased to announce IBM System Automation for z/OS V3.5 (SA z/OS).
It will be available on September, 5th, 2014.
Let me tell you some of the highlights making this release the best you have ever seen .
SA z/OS V3.5 provides innovative enhancements helping clients to automate a comprehensive zEnterprise application and workload environment.
The new release helps you to automate complex IT operations, delivers groundbreaking simplification improvements, and includes a... [More]
New System z software announcements and a perspective on economics for the mainframe
Register now - https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/systemz/szwebtec.nsf/v17_enrollall?openform&seminar=5QFQW6SZ&locale=en_US
Supporting mobile workloads with better access to CICS® resources
Collecting and reporting on more security intelligence and compliance
Delivering balanced capabilities for maximum efficiency
How the System z dedicated I/O subsystem... [More]
On June 13, 2014 IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 became generally available. Toleration support is available via the service stream as follows:
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS
PTF V420 UA73839
PTF V510 UA73840
OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS
PTF V420 UA73841
PTF V510 UA73842
PTF V620 UA74290
ITCAM for CICS on z/OS V73S
ITCAM for CICS on z/OS V74S
OMEGAMON XE for IMS on... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS Early Access Program
We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program for OMEGAMON XE for IMS. This will be a way for participants to follow along as new product enhancements are developed and interact directly with the OMEGAMON Development team. You will be able to validate new product enhancements will be of value to you, and help shape the products as they are being developed to better match your needs.
The OMEGAMON Development team... [More]
On June 13, 2014 IBM CICS Tra nsac tion Ser ver for z/OS V5. 2 has become generally available. A service stream enhancement (SSE) to IB M Se c u ri t y z S e cu r e 2 . 1 provided currency support on June 14, 2014. This SSE furthermore extends the zSecure Audit Compliance Testing Framework with additional DISA-STIG support and provides a number of usability enhancements.
Mainframes continue to be the home for mission critical information and essential business... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program continues; l ooking for customer and business partner stakeholders
In March 2014, IBM launched its new IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings: the first solution in the market to provide log analytics capabilities for z/OS. Just a few days ago, we released an Interim Feature that provides valuable enhancements to this solution, including CICS domain insights, support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS High-Performance... [More]