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IBM has just announced a new evolution of Tivoli Workload
Automation . The new offering includes: Tivoli Workload Scheduler
for Applications 8.6, Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 Fix Pack1 and Tivoli
Workload Scheduler for z/OS 8.6 SPE. Here the link to the complete Announcement
letter that can provides you details with the specific enhancements and
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:
Hello, on the link below there is a list of important APARs for Tivoli System Automation for z/OS with a short description/explanation. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=f51f0841-5031-4197-8da4-34b20cdcdeee
The previously published Part 1 of this series in April was on the evolution of the CICS transaction server’s serviceability process and enhancements by Bill Bulfin and Ed Addison. See Part 1 , titled CICS
Serviceability: An Ever-Evolving Process. The
second part of the two-part series on the evolution of the CICS transaction
server’s serviceability process and enhancements is available here: Part 2: CICS Serviceability: Past, Present and Future
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!
mainframeitalia.com is a web site addressing news related to the System z ecosystem. Its goal is to provide information, suggestions and experiences about mainframe topics. Why a mainframe site in Italian language? It's not certainly because the professionals working in this environment does not know English. Rather, because the sources on which are many interesting things to find, all in English and often do not focused only on mainframe computers,and this is combined with the fact that the time to look for exciting news is never enough.... [More]
The OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 Program Directory is intended for system programmers who are responsible for program installation and maintenance. It contains information about the material and procedures associated with the installation of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS. You can find the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 Program Directory at the following link: IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON XE information center Just expand the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS node from the Contents navigational tree on the left... [More]
Tivoli Omegamon XE on z/VM and Linux has just released IF4. The highlight of this IF is a new Central Processing Complex (CPC) Workspace. From this workspace you can see, at a glance, the overall CPU usage of all the processors in your complex. The usage is broken down by processor type (IFL, CP, ZiiP, ZaaP, etc). This will allow you to easily see if you have excess capacity in your CPC, or if you are maximizing all of your processor resources. IF4 can be downloaded from Fix Central, with the corresponding Performance Toolkit piece available... [More]
Just a reminder that OMEGAMON XE for zOS (4.2.0 and 5.1.0) will use RMF to collect metrics like Coupling Facility, XCF and Locking. This is a way to lower the OMEGAMON collection cpu used for customers already collecting this information with RMF. We plan to continue to use RMF more over time for OMEGAMON collection.
I was recently directed to a Technote within OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS for V 4.2.0 and higher by my level 3 representative that outlined a condition when OMEGAMON CICS is configured to collect DB2 statistics but the CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS is unable to collect the DB2 data and the application EXEC DB2 calls might have an unexpected return address when viewed in an XRMIOUT exit or a dump. Please note that this information will subsequently be documented in the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS: Troubleshooting Guide. You would... [More]
In the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Display video recently posted you learned about the characteristics of the enhanced 3270 display and saw basic information about how to navigate the interface. You should also check out the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Navigation video where you'll learn more about navigating the interface. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Naviagation ,
For tasks that disable resource limiting using KCORMCLL API there is no indication the resource limiting thresholds have been reached. UA 64466 and UA 64467 reference OA38999. Resource Limiting was changed to issue the OC8902 message when a WARN threshold is reached and the new KCP8903I message was issued when a KILL threshold is reached. The task will not be killed by RLIM. After you apply this maintenance, the change will take effect when you issue the OMEG RECYCLE in the CICS region or when the CICS region is recycled. This is the new... [More]
Check out the video the new OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic usage. This will show you how to navigate the new interface quickly to get the information needed to solve problems. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic Use
The above diagram provides a quick, high level look at the OMEGAMON 3270 Enhanced User Interface and how you can use it to drill down for information for OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS. The first workspace you will see when you log on to the e3270ui depends on whether more than one product that supports this new interface is installed in your environment and what is designated as the first workspace in the site or user profile. For OM XE for CICS on z/OS, you might see Enterprise Summary - All Active CICSplexes The Options menu (enter a... [More]