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.
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS uses an agent named IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS to send events and alerts to IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM).
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS establishes an IP connection with the Socket Data Source of the Tivoli Monitoring agent which acts like a listener task. Every time one of the monitored operations changes its status, or an alert is issued, the related event is sent to the Tivoli Monitoring agent. The data sent by Tivoli Workload Scheduler for... [More]
Goal-oriented and policy-based design reduces the need for user scripts Start, stop, monitor and recover z/OS applications and resources Proactive automation from tight integration with z/OS ecosystem and many Tivoli® products, including OMEGAMON® Out-of-the-box hardware management
Speaker: Uwe Gramm, Product Manager, IBM System Automation for z/OS, IBM Software Group
Broadcast date: April 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT / 4:00 p.m. BST
Developed for: IT and enterprise; IT managers;
You have installed OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 510, and you are loving the new enhanced 3270 user interface, but you would like to see a list of all the workspaces available for the interface. You would also like to know how to know the most direct way to navigate from some of the top level workspaces to some of the detail workspaces. Well now that information is available in the new OMEGAMON XE on z/OS enhanced 3270 workspace and navigation guide. Take a look and let us know what you think!
The 2011 North American System Availability Roadshow is well under way, with stops this week in Atlanta and Dallas. Customers are learning how to get additional value from Tivoli products and solutions they already have, how to use existing automation and network management capabilities they didn't know were there, and the value that Tivoli system availability products offer through integration. In some cases, this can result in cost savings by allowing the customer to remove a narrowly focused point product. Customers have been very... [More]
Looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program
In March 2014, IBM launched its new IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings: the first solution in the market to provide log analytics capabilities for z/OS.
As we continue to develop this ground-breaking solution, we would like to collaborate with interested customers and business partners in our Early Access and Beta Program. This program... [More]
Hi All, The solution reported at the following link (it's from the "integration scenarios" wiki) can be useful for all TWS for z/OS admins using the TEP integration: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/x/dQX8Cw That link has an attached document describing how to implement a solution entirely based on a TEP feature (the link to ) allowing to create a "launch in contest" link between different table spaces. In particular it describes how to create a link between the ALERT table space and the JOB table space. This makes... [More]
Here's a link to the Ed Woods video on OMEGAMON XE for z/OS 5.1.0 e3270ui: OMEGAMON XE for z/OS v5.1.0 demo video It's just a short (less than 10 minutes) video of the tool. This video is also referenced from the Ed Woods blog, Tivoli With a Z
At the end of April many IBMers,
business partners and customers will be gathering in Las Vegas for
the IBM Impact 2012 conference . I'll be
there along with some colleagues presenting and demonstrating the latest OMEGAMON products . We will be showing off the enhancements
delivered this year that make monitoring on System Z using OMEGAMON a
compelling offering, including the Enhanced 3270 UI - a single integrated cross-product interface - and the
Self-Describing Agent feature that reduces the cost of deployment and
maintenance for... [More]
Fresh on the heels of the successful SHARE conference recently held in Anaheim, California, IBM is hosting an Open House for existing and prospective customers of the award winning System z Service Management software. One part of this event invites customers to explore and use the newly enhanced 3270 OMEGAMON products in a live System z environment. That's right, you will get to test drive the very latest version 5.1.0 OMEGAMON products including the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface. Contact Tony Anderson at Andersan@us.ibm.com for the... [More]
IBM Security zSecure suite 2.1.1 was announced on July 15, 2014, including a new product IBM Security zSecure Adapters for QRadar SIEM (5655-AD8), with a planned availability date of September 5, 2014. You can read the US announcement letter here .
IBM Security QRadar SIEM consolidates log source event data from thousands of devices endpoints and applications distributed throughout a network. It normalizes information from many Log Sources through Device Support... [More]
What's New in PARMGEN?
PARMGEN PTF UA73689 (APAR OA45024) brings significant improvements to the PARMGEN Workflow interface . The new PTF delivers the following enhancements for all users , whether you are a new first-time-user in PARMGEN or whether you are an experienced subject matter expert .
The new PARMGEN enhancements are now generally available with IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3 and IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.2 solutions.
Here's a preview of what's new... [More]
In a recent blog, it’s been stated that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS (TWSz) v9.2 version enhances operation efficiency with self-service catalogs and mobile connection (see here ).
Do you want to read about our clients’ opinions supporting this statement? In this post, I will report our clients’ quotes and will comment on some of the advantages that “mobilizing” Workload Automation provides.
"Mobile access is crucial for our organization to be competitive on the market. It accommodates... [More]
The Associated Press reported today that the "Jeopardy"-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, announced their special honorees today. The 15th annual Webby Awards ceremony is June 13, hosted by Lisa Kudrow.
The show will stream live on numerous outlets, including via Facebook, among others.