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.
IBM Tivoli System z Experts set the record straight on common myths about system z monitoring, service availability and performance management There’s a lot of misleading information out there, thanks to repeated rumors, studies that get disproved and false advertising claims. Below, we set the record straight on common myths. Myth: #199 - 'Now that I have IBM zAware, I no longer need my OMEGAMON performance monitors and NetView automation' Fact: Not True: Actually it’s just the opposite. Using traditional monitoring and 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]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support and this months blog entry. If you are planning on installing NetView v6r1, it is important to note that the install requires a IPL to pick up SSI changes. Have a look at this section for IEFSSNxx in the NetView Installation: Getting Started manual: http://publibfi.dhe.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/ENVI6201/2.3.4?SHELF=env2bk41&DT=20110721113801#HDRIEFSSN Note usage note number 2 where is states a restart of MVS is required: 2. Any subsystem name that you define for the... [More]
Worldwide Announcement & Request for Participants in IBM Tivoli's NetView for z/OS V6.next Transparent Development Program! The Transparent Development Program (consisting of an early access
program as well as a beta program) will provide participants with the
opportunity to get an early look at a future release and provide
early feedback directly to the Development team. For more information please
contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This self-paced audio-visual course provides an overview of the System Automation for z/OS 3.4 functional differences as they relate to implementation and administration. This is is the first of three courses in a set of courses that cover implementation and administration differences. The other two courses provide demonstrations and additional details on specific topics. The functional differences associated with operational commands are covered in a separate set of courses. Links: SA z/OS 3.4 Difference - Overview
Tivoli Omegamon XE on z/VM and Linux has just released IF4. The highlight of this IF is a new Central Processing Complex (CPC) Workspace. From this workspace you can see, at a glance, the overall CPU usage of all the processors in your complex. The usage is broken down by processor type (IFL, CP, ZiiP, ZaaP, etc). This will allow you to easily see if you have excess capacity in your CPC, or if you are maximizing all of your processor resources. IF4 can be downloaded from Fix Central, with the corresponding Performance Toolkit piece available... [More]
Check out the video the new OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic usage. This will show you how to navigate the new interface quickly to get the information needed to solve problems. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic Use
The new release of System Automation for z/OS 3.4 has GA today. It is orderable since 4/24/2012 in IBM order systems.
Also the System Automation for z/OS 3.4 library is available from the following link now: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.sazos.doc_3.4/welcome.html
This link points to the IBM Tivoli Systems Management Information Center.
At the end of April many IBMers,
business partners and customers will be gathering in Las Vegas for
the IBM Impact 2012 conference . I'll be
there along with some colleagues presenting and demonstrating the latest OMEGAMON products . We will be showing off the enhancements
delivered this year that make monitoring on System Z using OMEGAMON a
compelling offering, including the Enhanced 3270 UI - a single integrated cross-product interface - and the
Self-Describing Agent feature that reduces the cost of deployment and
maintenance for... [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 Health Insurance provider that has $15 billion in revenue, $100 billion in total assets, and employs approximately 65,000 people. Our core business application runs in a 4-way Parallel Sysplex utilizing Customer Information Control System (CICS), Information... [More]
Check out the OMEGAMON XE on zOS 5.1.0 video showing a problem solving scenario "
Resolving a Looping CPU Job issue on zOS Issue Using OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 Interface Workspaces"
Video Resolve CPU Issue