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.
On June 13, 2014 IBM CICS Tra nsac tion Ser ver for z/OS V5. 2 has become generally available. A service stream enhancement (SSE) to IB M Se c u ri t y z S e cu r e 2 . 1 provided currency support on June 14, 2014. This SSE furthermore extends the zSecure Audit Compliance Testing Framework with additional DISA-STIG support and provides a number of usability enhancements.
Mainframes continue to be the home for mission critical information and essential business... [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]
Whether you’re an existing OMEGAMON user, or you’re considering it, these
webcasts will give you valuable information about greater visibility into the
way services and applications are being executed across the enterprise. You’ll
also learn how this helps you use fewer System z resources and tackle
enterprise-wide problems before they become outages. This webcast series is
taught by subject matter experts from IBM Software Group On February 9th, hear Richard Burford, OMEGAMON XE for CICS developer, speak on Reducing costs based... [More]
Worldwide Announcement & Request for Participants in IBM Tivoli's NetView for z/OS V6.next Transparent Development Program! The Transparent Development Program (consisting of an early access
program as well as a beta program) will provide participants with the
opportunity to get an early look at a future release and provide
early feedback directly to the Development team. For more information please
contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IBM Support has produced APAR OA38572, which added JCL and copy members for PARMGEN batch configuration processing. The JCL samples KC2JGLB and KC2JSEC, and copy member KOCSUPDI are added to the TKANSAM library to facilitate the configuration processing. The following error message was updated in the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS: Troubleshooting Guide for the OMEGAMON II for CICS component: OC5005: FUNCTION CODE IS NEITHER C, T, V, N, or S. Explanation: When the Global Maintenance Program is run as a batch job, only five... [More]
Popular PARMGEN FAQs about base-sharing RTEs:
FAQ#1: How do I create a brand new base-sharing RTE (RTE Name=SHRBASEP) in PARMGEN mode?
FAQ#2. How do I convert an ICAT Base RTE (RTE Name=BASE1) and an ICAT base-sharing RTE (RTE Name=SHRBASEI) in PARMGEN?
PARMGEN streamlined the set-up and deployment of sharing RTEs in general. Creating the shared-to RTE (a Base RTE in this case)
and the RTE that shares the Base is a one-step process in PARMGEN mode .
In interactive ICAT... [More]
Just heard from a customer... OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provided immediate value to the customer. The very first time that the customer logged on to the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface, they identified an application that had a high number of connection requests that were rejected. The application was not accepting the connection requests fast enough or was not configured properly.
Over 50K requests had been rejected. This may have been 50,000 customers that were not able to place orders, or 50,000 business... [More]
Three weeks ago, we announced our 3Q2014 Early Access and Beta program for IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS.
Yesterday, we published our first Beta driver for this new program.
The most exciting capability in this Beta driver is certainly the new Linux on System z run-time support for the IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis server. With this new capability, we have created the first solution to perform z/OS (and distributed) IT log analytics from System z.
Other new capabilities... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 .
We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail (... [More]
What exactly is the OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite? Think of it
as an integrated
offering that includes monitoring for the z/OS operating system, for
networks, and for expanded DASD storage, all within a single
solution. OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite version 4.2.0 comprises the following
Tivoli Management Services on z/OS
OMEGAMON DE on z/OS
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks on z/OS
OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS
OMEGAMON XE on z/OS You can find documentation for the Management Suite at... [More]
Here are some interesting enhancements to SA z/OS, shipped earlier this year:
Allow dedicated log streams for each subplex in the physical sysplex.
This requirement came up on several occasions in the past.
When looking at INGHIST data, only history information about work items
processed on this subplex (SA plex) are visible. The data is no longer shared
for the complete physical sysplex.
This not only increases readability but is important for multi tenancy
I confess I did not, but I digress. It's IBM's centennial week and there is a lot of celebrating going on and I'm sure by now you got your copy of THE BOOK ( Making the World Work Better:The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company ), right? So it's a good time to pull over into the slow lane of the information highway and take a moment to reflect on one interesting little tidbit concerning the technology that IBM proudly named one of its top 100 contributions to society: the credit card magnetic stripe. Yep, that's right, four decades after... [More]
For those of you who are waiting for an updated version of the SA z/OS 3.3 manuals. Here: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/features/system_automation/bkserv/ are the actual PDFs / Books available.