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.
After June 9th, you will see a warning message about an expired certificate. You can accept the certificate as "Always" to eliminate the warning message or you can resolve this issue by applying maintenance which will include new Java certificates. Depending on what products you have installed, you will need to apply maintenance for the following ITM and OMEGAMON products to get the updated certificates:
ITM V6.2.3 Fixpack 3 or higher (should be done first)
OMEGAMON XE for CICS V5.1.0, V4.2.0
OMEGAMON XE for CICS... [More]
IBM Education Assistant flash module released in the Problem determination category
Titled: Running Information Management for z/OS by batch See it here: http://ibm.co/18RlN2T
See all Tivoli IEA content here:
Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON e3270ui).
For our June calls, we plan to focus on PARMGEN System Variables deployment , as requested by a number of customers, in our usual informal webcast and answer your questions live on:
Session#1 * : Wednesday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (US)
Session#2 * : Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (US)
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Running the KCIJPLOD load job is part of most maintenance scenarios. For sharing-with-base RTEs, this job loads both the RTE-unique libraries and the common shared base libraries by default.
If the RTE_LOAD_SHARED_LIBS parameter is set to Y (the default) in the profiles for all the RTEs that share the same base libraries, then the KCIJPLOD job for each RTE loads the base libraries each time you run the KCIJPLOD job. Although it does not hurt the configuration to do so, running the job multiple times will perform multiple IEBCOPY steps to... [More]
If you experience a problem with an OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS monitoring agent, you might not have to look far or do much to solve your problem. Often, all the resources that you need to determine the root cause of the problem – and the appropriate fix – are close at hand! The following workflow diagram helps you, through a series of questions, to figure things out.
Answer each question in the workflow in sequence. If you're directed to follow additional procedures along the way (in the side bar), all the... [More]
Worldwide Announcement & Request for Participants in IBM Tivoli's System Automation for z/OS V3.Next Transparent Development Program! The Transparent Development Program (consisting of an early access program as well as a later beta program) will provide participants with the opportunity to get an early look at a future release and provide early feedback and influence directly to the Development team. You have the chance to get in direct contact and discussion with System Automation for z/OS development team... [More]
This new video steps you through the process of converting an ICAT RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading the products in it to the latest release. You can view the video on YouTube ( http://youtu.be/4iNNL8f9_xA ) or on the Tivoli System z Monitoring and Application Management wiki .
Beta code is now available for testing for the next release of OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, 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... [More]
For large shop with numerous LPARs, you could save up to 20% of labor costs on installs and maintenance by implementing SDA. This new feature replaces installing application support files at your Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server and Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Servers. You save time because you set this up once and then anytime maintenance is applied or new monitoring agents are added, the application support files are automatically updated. When self-describing agent support is enabled, the monitoring agent automatically distributes the... [More]
The IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP environment) accepts select data- and transaction-processing workloads from the z/OS operating system, which manages and coordinates the work between the primary processor and the zIIP processors. The use of zIIPs can lower your site's cost of operating its zSysterm hardware by reducing the work required of the Central Processing Unit (CPU).
The Service Level Analysis component of OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, Version 510, now automatically detects and exploits zIIP... [More]
Are you r unning v510 OMEGAMON XE for IMS, and using the enhanced 3270 interface? To navigate the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface, all you need to know is where you're going and how to get there!
Where to start?
One of three default workspaces - KIPSTART, KOBSTART, or KIPMONS - can be configured to be your starting workspace when you log into the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 interface. Simply set your initial workspace preference in your Site or User profile.
Where to go from here - how many defined panels?... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView, System Automation and IACz level 2 support.
If you are planning on opening a pmr, please review this technote for information on the NVINFO exec.
The exec will issue a set of commands that writes output to the netlog or a dataset. and collects the most requested information used for debugging. You can speed up time to resolution by providing the NVINFO doc when opening a pmr.
One of the best places to find... [More]
Hardware Instrumentation Services (HIS) on z/OS can be configured to collect CPU Measurement Facility (CPU MF) data in SMF type 113 subtype 2 records, which may be used to measure cache / memory hierarchy characteristics.
APAR PM78418 provides exploitation support in Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS (TDSz) Version 181 for SMF type 113 subtype 2 records, in the z/OS System (MVS) Component, subcomponent System Statistics. The new reporting capabilities provided with this APAR may be utilized by TDSz users to supplement current performance... [More]
You'r running OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 510, liking the enhanced 3270 user interface, but maybe you have questions on ways to navigate to the workspace that you need... From any workspace, you can always issue the NETWORK or NETMENU command to navigate to any of the Enterprise workspaces. Here is a quick view of the primary navigation options:
All of this and more are found in the OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks Enhanced 3270 Users Guide . These workspaces... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation for z/OS level 2 support.
Have you ever had a problem starting or stopping resources in System Automation, and could not figure out what is causing the problem??
One tool that is available to you is option 'X' from INGLIST. Just use X for the cmd next to the resource in question and you will see the following screen:
The Examined State can be changed from UP to DOWN to show Starting or Stopping issues.
There is... [More]