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.
No, this not a new sitcom announcement about a new show that you can see once a week. It's rather about a tool that you can use everyday to diagnose a check in your CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. You think the abend is caused by a wild branch. You need to know, what is the BEAR, and how can you use it to resolve the abend? CICS TS V3.1, and later, now provides the contents of the Breaking Event Address Register (BEAR). The BEAR is a hardware enhancement in z9-109 (z/Architecture mode). The BEAR is a 64-bit register that contains the... [More]
Hi All We just release TADz 7.5 on 24 April 2011. The previous release was 7.2 release on 14 Aug 2009. We encourage all ISOGON/TLCMz users to convert over to this latest release for improved product identification and new reporting facility. IBM® Tivoli® Asset
Discovery for z/OS® (TADz)
Provides discovery and identification services for the z/OS platform Monitors software usage and trends Reports on the million instructions per second (MIPS) capacity of each
logical partition (LPAR) under which software is running Provides... [More]
In April, we announced our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program.
The development team follows an Agile Development approach and strives to deliver new or enhanced Beta-ready capabilities every two weeks.
Since our announcement, we have delivered the following Beta content:
* CICS domain insights
* Support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS High-Performance Extensible Logging
* Greatly improved configuration capabilities
We always welcome additional Beta participants.... [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]
NetView for z/OS has a long list of IP Management capabilities. Now available is a quick start procedure to enable the IP management functions in Netview v5.4 and v6.1. For those using Netview for other purposes like automated operations, use this guide to quickly configure and start using NetView's IP Management tools. Click Enabling IP Management in NetView for z/OS v5.4 or v6.1.
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 Support. Octobers Blog entry deals with Automation Table tracing. Have you ever had Automation set up for a specific message but it seems that it never gets hit - even though you see a CNM493I message in the netlog? It must be that a different Automation Table entry is being used for that message. A fast and easy way to find out what Automation Table entry is being hit is to set up a Automation Table Trace. It is set up as follows: Add trace statement to the top of the first Automation... [More]
Deadlocks and timeouts are unresolved contentions in DB2. These unresolved contentions might cause incomplete transactions and might degrade the overall performance of your system. It is important to monitor and resolve these contentions. Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS (OMPE) is invaluable in detecting and analyzing DB2 for z/OS deadlocks and timeouts. The following link takes you to some of IBM's recommended best practices using OMPE to identify where these are occurring then what steps to take to resolve the... [More]
System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) has recently released the new functions APAR OA43534 which provides with a new System Automation password protection feature(INGPW) and additional enhancements for the SA Processor Operations for zEnterprise zBX management.
INGPW is a command processor maintaining a VSAM file containing passwords required for connectivity to external products and services. The feature provides with a secure way to store and manage passwords and replaces previously used NetView GETPW for:
ITM / Omegamon... [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]
IBM Problem Determination Tools consists of a core group of IBM
products designed to work in conjunction with compilers and run times to
provide a start-to-finish development solution for the IT professional.
This IBM Redbooks publication can provide you with an introduction to
the tools, guidance for program preparation to use with them, an
overview of their integration, and several scenarios for their use.
Checkout this new Redbook: IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS
Hello System Automation for z/OS and NetView for z/OS Experts,
this is just a small reminder not to forget to register to EOTC 2013. There are still some seats available. The conference will be held Monday, May13 through Friday, May 17, 2013 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language is English.
We can promise a bunch of interesting presentations and workshops. See the registration page for the final agenda. Link below.
This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, V4.2.0 has the CICS SLA view, which is an alternative view that enables you to set workload-performance thresholds to monitor your CICS transactions. This Tivoli Enterprise Portal extension is used to create, modify, or delete service level analysis entries and to manage the service classes, workloads, service policies and goals stored at the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server. While this process provides a manual control for the service level analysis definitions, the kcp_slabatch utility addresses the need to... [More]
As part of TBSM 6.1 GA Tivoli Event Pump for z/OS 4.2.2 has released an Interim Feature to enables IBM Health Checker for z/OS events support. This allows Event Pump to process Health Checker events, send them to Netcool/OMNIbus and provide the more efficient problem diagnosis using the additional availability events. IBM Health Checker for z/OS is a z/OS component that can be used to gather information about z/OS system environment and system parameters to help identify potential configuration problems before they impact... [More]