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this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2015 .
We have limited space available in our auditorium and therefore safe your seat and register as soon as... [More]
We will run the next AOTC (Automated Operations Technical Council) Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting from Thursday, February 26, 2015 until Friday February 27, 2015. This meeting will be held during the InterConnect 2015 conference ( http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/ ) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Hotel which runs from February 22nd through February 26th, 2015.
If you are interested to join, please contact Uwe Gramm (email@example.com).
IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS version 3.4 or higher provides Relational Data Services (RDS) that enables you to create, modify and query relational tables similar to SQL. There is an enhancement that supports now the parameter TARGET for command INGRDS. This helps you to access and replicate RDS tables located on remote systems. Install the PTF for APAR OA46166 in order to use this enhancement.
There is a master RDS table on system A . On system B you want a SA REXX program to modify the remote master table.... [More]
Stay informed with automated alerts
We know it's hard to stay informed. That's why we have a system that will e-mail you when new fixes or alerts come out. You create a profile indicating what kinds of information you're interested in, so you only receive the information you're looking for. There are different types of automated information:
Support Subscriptions can be set up via My Notifications
Allows you to receive security advisories and alerts that maintenance fixes are available. See the... [More]
by Beth Sarnie
Market Segment Lead for Linux on System z, IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure
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Everything is speeding up, the need to decrease cost is constant and so is the need for change. How can you reduce cost and increase efficiency,... [More]
Five ways to get NetView and CANZLOG "HELP" from Mr. CANZLOG
NetView and Canzlog (Consolidated Audit, NetView, and z/OS log)
The NetView product has multiple ways to access HELP in order to provide information to you. We will walk through the steps to explain some of the different ways you can access HELP.
Here are five ways to access additional HELP information:
HELP on the command line.
INDEX on the command line.
HELP BR on the command line.
HELP X – Where X is... [More]
The embedded data feature is introduced in the latest release of the OMEGAMON family of products. The new feature speeds up your problem determination efforts by making data from one product available in another's enhanced 3270UI workspaces. With embedded data, less time is spent switching between the OMEGAMON products. The accompanying playlists and videos demonstrate how to use the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface and embedded data to solve problems.
With this youtube playlist , you can play all of the videos or you can select... [More]
Pro-active automation using monitoring can
resolve performance problems before they cause outages
alert operators about monitor or automation exceptions
Many shops only automate IPL, messages, and shutdown.
Recovery is automated only for single resources without dependencies or with only basic parent/child dependencies
Recovery or moves have to be done by operators which leads to higher effort and recovery time, often exceeding the time allowed in Service Level Agreements.
With a high... [More]
The new release of OMEGAMON XE for Messaging v7.3.0 has an Enhanced 3270 User Interface feature that allows you to issue any MQSC display or ping command directly from the command line in most MQ workspaces. You no longer have to switch out of the Enhanced 3270UI when you want to issue an MQSC display command just because you want to see the data in that familiar way. IBM MQ has about 45 display and ping commands, which provide a wealth of information about your queue manager and its objects.
For example, you want to see the... [More]
Do you often refer to a certain topic or set of topics in IBM product documentation (such as configuration, command, or troubleshooting information)? Would you like to organize these frequently used topics into your own collection for easy retrieval or printing in a PDF file? You can do this in the IBM Knowledge Center .
When you sign in to the IBM Knowledge Center , you can save individual topics or groups of topics into a navigation pane called "My Collections." After you save content in... [More]
The GDPS Active/Active Continuous Availability solution is designed to provide a comprehensive continuous availability and business continuity solution to support two or more data center sites separated by unlimited distance to help you achieve recovery point objective (RPO) and recover time objective (RTO) goals. GDPS Active/Active Continuous Availability solution supports the Active/Standby and Active/Query configurations. The Active/Standby (update) configuration enables you to receive transactions in one site and copy changed data, using... [More]
We are proud to announce that, since September 22nd, the new "Remote HotStandBy Controller" feature is available as Beta code on IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS v9.2.
The remote hot stand-by controller has been designed to guarantee the continuos availability for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS customers. "What is new, then?" you may ask "I already have my hot stand-by controller up and running!". The new is that your hot stand-by controller can now be remote. Unlike the traditional hot... [More]
The new OMEGAMON XE for Messaging V7.3.0 provides both real-time and historical performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM MQ. One of the enhancements in V7.3.0 is geared toward the new Enhanced 3270 user interface (E3270UI) and provides Near-Term-History. You can quickly and easily resolve problems by viewing the resources when the symptoms first started – in the last few hours or past few days. This release delivers what focus groups told us to be the most important:
Queue Long Term History
So, I'm sitting around trying to catch a breather from the roll out of all the new OMEGAMON V 5.3.0 releases announced on July 15 th and GA’ed on September 5th. http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS214-272 One of the many offerings in the announcement is OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS v5.3.0. I start thinking of how far that product has come in the past few years. The transformation from a... [More]