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 OMEGAMON XE shared configuration documentation
has been updated to coincide with the release of Tivoli Management
Services on z/OS (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) version 6.3.0. The
documentation also reflects updates to the configuration software
included in APARs
OA40035 (PTF UA67172 4Q12) and OA40649 (PTF UA67787 1Q13A) for FMID
OMEGAMON shared publications appear with the documentation for IBM
Tivoli Monitoring V6.3.0 on a new infocenter
There is new IBM Education Assistant content available for CICS TS 4.2, (it's free).
Use the following link to view the education: Education Also, don't forget to help the support team by taking their 10 minute questionnaire!
A new NetView for z/OS v6.1 SVCLOG61 Serviceability Clist
is available for download. This Clist logs diagnostic information for the local NetView v6.1 including
environment data, resources used, defaults, security options, and
CNMSTYLE data. An option is provided to collect a NetView dump. This
Clist should be used before submitting log data to IBM Service. For more information and other great NetView resources go to the NetView Wiki.
The NetView for z/OS Media Gallery now has two additional videos. Click here for the full list of videos. Discovery Manager in NetView for z/OS : Uncover IP management gems using discovery manager in Tivoli Netview for z/OS.
DVIPA Support in NetView for z/OS : This video provides an overview of DVIPA support within Tivoli NetView for z/OS. The library contains around 15 videos and is an excellent way to learn about NetView and stay current on the value the product provides in both Network Management and Automation. To learn more... [More]
Access the NetView for z/OS Wiki Canzlog section for technical FAQs with new ones being added over time. This weeks addition reminds you to install v6.1 maintenance including PTFs important to Canzlog's use and operation. Canzlog fixes of importance: APAR PTF Available OA39616 UA65655 7/14/12 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA39616 OA39785 UA66189 8/28/12 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA39785 OA40082 UA66226 9/08/12 ... [More]
A new viewlet introduces the IBM® Tivoli® Event Pump for z/OS® Version 4.2.2 functions and advantages. It describes the data sources and event feeds that Event Pump supports and how the events that are collected from programs that are running on z/OS systems are processed to show state in Netcool/OMNIbus and Tivoli Business Service Manager. It also shows an example of an end-to-end solution for enterprise-wide event management. You can access this viewlet on the Event Pump for z/OS page in the Tivoli Media Gallery: ... [More]
OMEGAMON XE Beta Program
To: OMEGAMON Customers and Business Partners
Re: Announcing the start of the OMEGAMON XE Beta Program
The OMEGAMON Development team is looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in the Beta Program for the next release of the IBM OMEGAMON family. The Beta Program is starting today, Monday, January 13, 2014 and will initially include OMEGAMON XE for CICS. The initial OMEGAMON beta code is available for download and... [More]
Join us for a complimentary webcast as we discuss how using Tivoli ® OMEGAMON XE to improve zEnterprise ® monitoring—interfaced with System Automation for z/OS ® —can minimize the time it takes to find and fix problems. Proactive automation enables correlation of problems across applications and drives automated problem resolution without manual overhead.
This webcast will give examples of zEnterprise situations where having OMEGAMON ® and System Automation working together can proactively resolve problems.... [More]
The first virtual meeting of the CSCC (www.cloud-council.org) has been held. Work is underway to prepare for the first Face to Face meeting in Salt Lake City on June 21st. Several key areas were discussed, but the ones that surfaced to the top were the identification of candidate Working Groups and also the nomination process for the Steering Committee. The working group discussion evolved around identifying areas which the members felt that further discussion was needed to ensure that the members' requirements were addressed without... [More]
We are looking for additional customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program for an upcoming release of IBM Tivoli functionality for zEnterprise Monitoring and Discovery which is currently under development. The Early Access Program provides participants with the opportunity to get an early look at this future product code and provide feedback directly to the Development team. Customers and business partners are not required to have zEnterprise hardware currently installed in order to participate.... [More]
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)
( * Optionally Attend Either Session#1 * or * Session#2: [Featured... [More]
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at:
Check out the New in this release topic.
You can also check out this short video about the new zAware Analysis workspace on YouTube:
zAware Analysis work spac e: htt ps:/ /www .you tube .com /wat ch?v =nfm rznd lWW 0
We are pleased to announce the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) 2014.
The conference will be held from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21, 2014 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English.
The conference is a 2 track event :
• First track is focused on Mainframe (z/OS) themes with IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS. ... [More]
We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in a Beta program for Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring and Discovery. The Beta program provides participants with the opportunity to get an early look at this future product capability with new problem solving capabilities for the IBM zEnterprise platform and provide feedback directly to the Development team. There will be 2 options offered to Beta program participants: Participants can download Beta code from a web site and install it in their own test... [More]