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.
The SA z/OS team just provided an APAR with zEnterprise EC12 Toleration support. APAR number is OA39856, PTFs are available for SA z/OS 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 releases. The APAR provides the necessary support to tolerate the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe systems as target for the SA z/OS hardware interfaces.
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Check out the OMEGAMON V5 PARMGEN hands-on lab @ Pulse!
Don't just read ab out new OMEGAMON V5 capabilities in PARMGEN in our ITM information center. Try it first-hand by checking out the PARMGEN hands-on lab offered @ Pulse on February 23rd - 26th ( http://www.ibm.com/pulse ).
Don't miss this excellent opportunity to gain first-hand technical experience with the PARMGEN Lab E03 ( " OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN Configuration Tool for the First-Time User (FTU) " ) .
In thi s lab session, learn how to... [More]
KGWRM messages: The OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component monitoring exit (TxnMonitor) provides its own set of log and trace messages. If this is a Gateway daemon, the messages are written to the STDERR file by default. If this is a WebSphere Application Server instance, the messages are written to the SYSPRINT file of the SERVANT region by default. The following message information was updated and will appear in the v5.1.0 OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS Troubleshooting Guide under the OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component messages upon the next refresh... [More]
Small Enhancement APAR OA43477 is now available. Here are some of the new features:
o Introduced a Flat File Batch Export Utility.
o Enabled OUTMODE=LINE for the INGCF command.
o Enhanced the NetView/SA Sample Startup Procedure with
TRSIZE (INTERNAL TRACE TABLE SIZE) and INGPSWD (SA z/OS
o Enhanced PARMLIB member HSAPRM00 to accept the setting of
new parameter DIAGMSGS=YES|NO.
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Earlier today, IBM shared its point of view on the future of the data center with Smarter Computing V3 , a cross-IBM set of products and technologies that enable a smarter planet through Cloud, Data and Security.
A central focus is IBM Enterprise Systems (zEnterprise EC12 and Power)
and their ability to deliver exceptional value through a Cloud-optimized
IT infrastructure. We've seen how organizations have been able to
leverage IBM Enterprise Systems to achieve significant benefits. Take
the City of Honolulu for example which was able... [More]
Are you installing IBM®’s OMEGAMON monitoring solutions at your site for the first time?
Are you using the PARMGEN configuration tool for the first time?
Are you performing a quick on-premise proof of concept deployment?
If none of these items describes you, then you are an experienced user of the monitoring products and the PARMGEN tool and you are welcome to go directly to the documented quick configuration scenarios published in IBM Knowledge Center... [More]
The Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) provides cross-product compatibility information and fix recommendations for IBM products. It enables you to: Plan upgrades of key components or to verify the current health of a system. Enter your current levels of firmware and software to receive a recommendation. When
planning upgrades, enter the levels of firmware or software you want to
use, so you can verify levels and compatibility across products before
you upgrade. Products supported by this service include software products that run on... [More]
If you've been following the updates of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON product family over the past year you can't have failed to notice one of the key features being promoted is “Self-Describing Agents” or SDA. Perhaps you have moved to the latest releases and have started using this enhancement (if you have, keep reading, there may be some subtle information here you may not be already aware of), or you may be in the process of planning your upgrade and have not yet considered what benefits the SDA feature will... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux 4.2.0 IF5 is now available for download on Fix Central The kvl_resources.jar file was signed with a certificate that was set to expire June 2013. This could cause problems with the Java WebStart or Browser based desktops. Additionally, the Wondows KVL*.EXE installation files have been digitally signed with a new certificate. The Language Pack has also been resigned and is available on Fix Central.
You have /rtehome and /CandleHome USS file systems and you want to know what authority is needed during the installation and maintenance phases of your operation. Is the READ/WRITE authority required or is the READ authority sufficient? If you have enabled the Self Describing Agent (SDA), then the these files
need to be READ/WRITE all the time . If you do not have SDA enabled,
then these file systems do not need to have WRITE authority . For other solutions and information see the IBM Support Portal for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS.... [More]
IBM is looking for additional customers and business partners who are interested in participating in Early Access Programs for the next release of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE CICS on z/OS and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, which are currently under development. Beta code will soon be available for download for both products. This will be an important new release of the products, with new problem solving capabilities. The Development team is eager to get feedback from users of the products on the enhancements in the release. Feedback will be used... [More]
Why monitor CSA and ECSA? Its simple, when common storage (CSA, ECSA, SQA, and ESQA) is exhausted, a system outage will occur. When ESQA is exhausted, further requests for ESQA are allocated from ECSA. When ECSA is exhausted, further requests are allocated from the much smaller CSA storage. The main reasons why common storage shortages occur:
Not enough common storage is allocated
Activity on the system exceeds previous levels, resulting in additional common storage being allocated
An address space allocates... [More]