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.
Checkout this well written and outlined publication that provides students of information systems technology with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic facilities of a mainframe computer. It is the first in a planned series of book designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. Explore this revised IBM Redbooks publication, Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics
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]
Hi everyone, this is Walter Davis with OMEGAMON Level 2 Support. We've released a new HIPER PTF to aid in resolving S0C4 ABENDs in IMS CTLRGNs at Version 12 or above. After installation of OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS APAR OA40749, if you're running our Transaction Reporting Facility (TRF) then you might receive a S0C4 in certain circumstances. Installing APAR OA42373 will resolve this problem for you.
Looking for system requirements information for multiple OMEGAMON products? You can find links to the program directories containing that information, as well as a short quick start guide that provides a high-level orientation to install and configuration requirements, here:
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]
PARMGEN (for Parameter Generator) is the new tool used to configure OMEGAMON and related products on zOS.
We are planning to produce a series of
introductory and advanced PARMGEN videos, on topics such as
creating a new PARMGEN RTE and converting an RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading it. We'd really like to
know what videos you'd like to see.
Add your suggestions in a comment on this
Send them to me in an email
( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Post them in the OMEGAMON
forum in Service
Management Connect so other people can comment on... [More]
Thanks for your ongoing support of our previous blogs:
September 2014 Blog: " Where has the OMEGAMON documentation gone? " (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/omegamon_shared_documentation_ch_ch_ch_changes?lang=en )
August 2014 Blog: " Three Hours to Thrill: OMEGAMON Configuration Tip#1! " (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/parmgen_tip?lang=en )
July 2014... [More]
APAR OA43920 ( www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1OA43920 ) adds support for your OSA-Express5S hardware in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5. OSA-Express5S is a technology refresh and introduces a new SNMP MIB with a new set of metrics. This APAR adds 4 attribute groups to OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5. Customers who are running OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 4.2 will need to upgrade to version 5 in order to monitor OSA-Express5S.
After installing the PTF and fixpack, the new OSA-Express5S... [More]
In September 2014, we released Version 1.2 of our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings.
This release contains a significant number of new capabilities, including domain insights for IBM Information Management System (IMS) and IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS .
Another major achievement is the ability to run the Analytics engine on Linux on System z . With this, we provide the first IT Log Analytics solution that can be run end-to-end on System z.
The official announcement... [More]
The support team says the answer can be as simple as you might have migrated an older OMEGAMON release and did not migrate the KOCARACF sample security exit. You will need to carry forward any changes made to your V4.1.0 sample to the V4.2.0 sample. Typically this is just the class name. You then reassemble using the KOCJRACF module and the logon when switching should no longer be needed. Furthermore, if you did any modification to the KOCARACF module, copy your modifications to the new KOCBRACF sample and assemble KOCBRACF using the... [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 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]
You may be used to finding the configuration guide for the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring documentation. Starting with version 6.3.0 of Tivoli Management Services, Configuring the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS has become part of the OMEGAMON shared publications. You can still find it in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring/OMEGAMON information center, but you need to look under OMEGAMON shared publications. The Tivoli Management Services on z/OS program directory has also been moved to the shared... [More]
Welcome to the new age of CS&I OMEGAMON Beta programs! We have an exciting new program to offer you...
As part of our use of agile development, each beta driver that we make available with the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite beta will be a near GA-ready solution. This is quite different from the beta programs you have experienced in the past. You might recall that in the "old age" of beta programs, prior to agile development, you would get a beta driver of very early GA development code and... [More]