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.
Beta code is now available for testing for the next release of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux, which is currently under development.
There are options to download and install the Beta code in your test/sandbox environment, or remotely access an IBM hosted environment.
Any feedback you have on the product features can be provided directly to the Development team.
Education is available through recorded web conferences and product documentation drafts, and one method of feedback available is through a discussion... [More]
We get asked many questions about the Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager (TOM) as it is a relatively new technology that runs on the zOS operating system to provide the Enhanced 3270 User Interface (e3270ui) capability. Let’s address a few of these questions.
Q) Why do we need the Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager (TOM)?
A) The TOM is designed to provide the capability of a single 3270 panel of glass view for all OMEGAMON information and navigation that spans your Sysplexes, zOS’s, CICS’s, IMS’s, DB2’s,... [More]
You may be used to finding the configuration guide for the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring documentation. Starting with version 6.3.0 of Tivoli Management Services, Configuring the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS has become part of the OMEGAMON shared publications. You can still find it in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring/OMEGAMON information center, but you need to look under OMEGAMON shared publications. The Tivoli Management Services on z/OS program directory has also been moved to the shared... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and SA Level 2 support.
Have you even seen a message and wondered what it meant? Could not find any meaningful information in the manuals?? Wanted to know more about a command??? There are ways to find out more using the IBM Support Portal or Google. Did you know that IBM content is indexed in Google... The IBM Support Portal will limit searches to be Product Specific. If the IBM Support Portal is configured for NetView z/OS, all searches will be related to that product. For... [More]
Hi Everyone, As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and soliciting your valuable feedback/helping answer any PARMGEN deployment queries you may have, a couple of follow-up, open Q&A webcast calls have been set-up. Please feel free to join us on Wednesday, March 27th at 10 a.m. Eastern (US) and again on April 17th also at 10 a.m. Eastern (US) . We know that many customers are planning on moving to OMEGAMON XE V510+ this year where they will encounter a number of valuable updates in the product. Some of those updates... [More]
The latest releases of OMEGAMON offer significant new features: - The PARMGEN configuration tool is now recommended instead of ICAT - The self-describing agent (SDA) feature will simplify maintenance synchronization once it is enabled - The e3270UI offers a greatly enhanced interface with product integration Because all these enhancements have changed the upgrade experience, a tailored support page was published directing users to the most valuable reference materials. It includes links to the latest recommended maintenance, the latest... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. I am interested to know if anybody out there is interested in a Support twitter feed? This would be the same information you would find in my Blog and other Twitter feeds that I all ready appear in. This is nothing new, just another place to look for my Level 2 support information. If you are interested in a Level 2 support feed, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. If I get enough interest I'll set something up. Thanks!! John
Article Date: 01 Aug 2009 '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: There are different storage parameters in IBM Tivoli Management Services: Engine (ITMS:Engine) that are set for different products. There seems to be no real consistency between the various OMEGAMON products. Because we feel these values are important to performance,... [More]
The OMEGAMON XE shared configuration documentation
has been updated to coincide with the release of Tivoli Management
Services on z/OS (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) version 6.3.0. The
documentation also reflects updates to the configuration software
included in APARs
OA40035 (PTF UA67172 4Q12) and OA40649 (PTF UA67787 1Q13A) for FMID
OMEGAMON shared publications appear with the documentation for IBM
Tivoli Monitoring V6.3.0 on a new infocenter
PARMGEN (for Parameter Generator) is the new tool used to configure OMEGAMON and related products on zOS.
We are planning to produce a series of
introductory and advanced PARMGEN videos, on topics such as
creating a new PARMGEN RTE and converting an RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading it. We'd really like to
know what videos you'd like to see.
Add your suggestions in a comment on this
Send them to me in an email
( email@example.com ) Post them in the OMEGAMON
forum in Service
Management Connect so other people can comment on... [More]
If you saw the announcement for z/VM 6.3, you may have missed that it was also announced that OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux will be providing support for both SSI and LGR. With OMEGAMON XE you will be able to monitor your entire SSI, as well as view, monitor and set situations on all LGR events taking place within the SSI. this will enable you to know who moved which guests, when they did it, and how long it took for the move to occur.
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation z/OS Level 2 Defect Support. I will be attending PULSE/AOTC this year and look forward to meeting my customers and putting a face with a name. I am also very interested to hear how you use NetView and System Automation in your shop. Please don't hesitate to say hello. I am happy to address any questions you have with NetView or System Automation, any PMR's you may have open, or questions on level 2 support in general regardless of the product. I am also presenting a Level 2... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and SA level 2 support.
HIPER Apars OA39553 (v6r1) OA38891(v5r4) are now available for a s0c8 abend in DSIMQMAN. This problem will occur for a NetView that has been up and running for a long time - more then 248 days in this case. Please review the apars if you are seeing the Abend0c8 or keep your NetView up and running for 248 days or longer. The v6r1 apar is OA39553/UA66231 and is available. The v5r4 apar is OA38891/UA65375 and is available. Thank you, John
This is John Arnesen with a NetView and System Automation Level 2 support blog.
Are you running NetView v6r1 and seeing issues with MVS Message Automation? Issues like MVS messages not getting automated on, or what looks like hangs in message automation processing? Please note this issue can be seen in NetView, System Automation or GDPS MVS Message Processing. This is most likely caused by a Canzlog problem. Even if you are not using Canzlog, it is involved with Message Automation in v6r1. NetView message automation was changed in... [More]
Note: this entry was cross-posted in
the Application Performance Management community of Service Management Connect .
December 2012 saw the release of ITCAM for Transaction V7.3 FP1 .
This release contains a number of significant enhancements for users
of CICS Transaction Server (CICS) and CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS
TG) to extend the transaction tracking capability. ITCAM for
Transactions provides an end-to-end view of your transaction flows
with response times. For some monitored components, such as CICS, you
can link directly... [More]