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.
Tired of Pouring Through Logs?
If you or your team is among many who spend most of their working day (and nights) scouring logs from your IT systems, take heart – help is here!
Designed especially for System Z users, this new offering (Log Analytics) is targeted to leverage the wealth of instrumentation that exists on both zLinux and zOS to provide insights on problems which impact availability and/or performance. The ability to quickly search through set of logs – including key middleware like WebSphere, CICS, DB2... [More]
Thank you for your Participation in the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3.0 Beta and Early Access (EAP) programs. The products included in the 2014 Beta program were made Generally Available (GA) on Friday, September 5, 2014.
We sincerely appreciate your taking the time and making the effort to participate in our beta and EAP programs. Your participation and expertise provided us with valuable insights that ultimately contributed to the release of new product features which you have agreed will meet... [More]
Version 6.3.0 Fix pack 2 of the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Management Services on z/OS: shared documentation is now available on the IBM Knowledge Center . This release brings a number of changes to the shared documentation, including the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface (enhanced 3270UI) guide.
The shared documentation has been restructured into task-based sections, such as Planning , Installing and Configuring . The enhanced 3270UI guide can now... [More]
The final Beta driver for our 3Q2014 Early Access and Beta program for IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS is now available.
This Beta driver contains release candidate code for all the new capabilities in plan for our 3Q2014 release:
* Ability to run the Analytics engine on Linux on System z
* MQ domain insights
* IMS domain insights
* Support for JES3
....and, of course, all the capabilities we delivered earlier in 2014,... [More]
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging on z/OS V7.3 is now available.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging on z/OS V7.3 helps users manage IBM MQ(IBM WebSphere MQ) and IBM Integration Bus(IBM WebSphere Message Broker). By using IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging on z/OS V7.3, users can monitor their queue manager, broker resources and workloads, thus can shorten the time spent on problem determination. Also, being able to view objects, such as queues, channels, and message flows with the same performance metrics that are common between the... [More]
Learn about the new CICS for z/OS domain insights that we recently made generally available in our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Packs v184.108.40.206 release!
See how easy it has become to set up the z/OS Log Forwarder with our new Configuration Assistant!
New how-to videos are available now on our YouTube playlist .
Simply click below to watch our full set of videos:
Or visit our developerWorks community to find the same videos and a rich set of additional information about the only... [More]
Two fixes have been recently made available for Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS (TDSz) v1.8.1 users to make component installation easier.
1. APAR PM98548
Prior to this APAR, when installing a new TDSz component or re-installing a TDSz component after applying maintenance, a non-zero return code would be received. In most instances this would be a return code 8.
The vast majority of these RC8 issues during installation were caused by the preprocessor encountering SQL errors. In most cases, these errors indicated only... [More]
Just heard from a customer... OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provided immediate value to the customer. The very first time that the customer logged on to the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface, they identified an application that had a high number of connection requests that were rejected. The application was not accepting the connection requests fast enough or was not configured properly.
Over 50K requests had been rejected. This may have been 50,000 customers that were not able to place orders, or 50,000 business... [More]
IBM Security zSecure suite 2.1.1 was announced on July 15, 2014, including a new product IBM Security zSecure Adapters for QRadar SIEM (5655-AD8), with a planned availability date of September 5, 2014. You can read the US announcement letter here .
IBM Security QRadar SIEM consolidates log source event data from thousands of devices endpoints and applications distributed throughout a network. It normalizes information from many Log Sources through Device Support... [More]
Three weeks ago, we announced our 3Q2014 Early Access and Beta program for IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS.
Yesterday, we published our first Beta driver for this new program.
The most exciting capability in this Beta driver is certainly the new Linux on System z run-time support for the IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis server. With this new capability, we have created the first solution to perform z/OS (and distributed) IT log analytics from System z.
Other new capabilities... [More]
'The Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console is a powerful and user friendly single point of operational control for the entire scheduling network of Automation family'.
Learn how to quickly install and configure this web interface for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for zOS.
Material is available at the following link
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]
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]