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.
We have many OMEGAMON sessions next week at Share in San Francisco. Please stop by and say hello also in the Exhibit area where we will running OMEGAMON demo's. Here are just a few of the session you can see next week on OMEGAMON. What’s New with System z Monitoring with OMEGAMON - Session 12617 OMEGAMON v5 Enhanced 3270 Hands-on Lab Session 12789 Lunch and Learn: (who says there is no free lunch?) - OMEGAMON V5 improves problem management for increased system availability - ... Session - 13155: Speeding Performance Problem Solving... [More]
is some information on recorded training sessions on PARMGEN. There are
two sessions (Part 1 and Part 2). Latest PARMGEN info can be found here .
**Part 2** Good news for maintenance windows - install,
configure and upgrade OMEGAMON/ITM suite faster using JOBGEN/PARMGEN
01/09/2013 @ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (US)
For OMEGAMON and ITM customers we have provided a new sample workspace for customers to use in the e3270ui. The KOBSITEC workspace allows the ITM Situation Events to show on the e3270ui. This workspace is part of PTF UA67643. Once installed call the workspace to see the current ITM Situation status on your e3270ui. Check out the example display. Invoke the workspace with a "=KOBSITEC" on the command line. Proactive monitoring is so important to allow situations to run on each system and alert you... [More]
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.
IBM Tivoli System z Experts set the record straight on common myths about system z monitoring, service availability and performance management There’s a lot of misleading information out there, thanks to repeated rumors, studies that get disproved and false advertising claims. Below, we set the record straight on common myths. Myth: #199 - 'Now that I have IBM zAware, I no longer need my OMEGAMON performance monitors and NetView automation' Fact: Not True: Actually it’s just the opposite. Using traditional monitoring and automation... [More]
The following messages relate to security in the OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.0 product. These messages concern the RKANPARU(KDSENV) parameter, KM5_SECURITY _ACTION_CLASS= and will be added to the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.0 Troubleshooting documentation upon the next refresh: KM5ACT010E Security Class not specified. KDSENV) parameter KM5_SECURITY_ACTION_CLASS is missing or null. Explanation: Issuing a Take Action command from the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface or a M5 command from the Tivoli Enterprise Portal requires a... [More]
If you’re like many mainframe IT professionals, you’ve heard about this phenomenon sweeping the industry called “Cloud." And, perhaps you thought,“Hey, we’ve always had cloud on the mainframe. We've been doing this for the last 20 years with virtualized operating systems!" Yet, when you take a closer look, the distributed platform has built on the mainframe model with three concepts that add extreme value: 1) self-service provisioning, 2) elastic scaling, and 3) a new lifecycle element called DevOps that enables time-to-value of... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support and this months blog entry on the Security Exposure for CNMEUNIX security and integrity (SEC/INT) apars. The original apars (OA41059, OA41060, and OA41061) encountered error: IEB127I RECFM INCOMPATIBLE -- INPUT RECFM=FB OUTPUT RECFM=VB during the ACCEPT processing. The apars have been marked as PE, and the following three apars are available as replacements: OA41131 (v1r4), OA41132 (v6r1), and OA41127 (v5r4). The apars just closed and ptf build will begin shortly. Please open a pmr... [More]
You can download a compressed file that contains the BookManager books or a compressed file that contains the PDF books from the NetView for z/OS information center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc/ic-homepage.html Expand "NetView for z/OS" in the contents pane (on the left) and look for "BookManager Books" or "PDF Books". Compressed files for BookManager books and PDF books are also available for some previous versions. In the contents pane, look under... [More]
Article Date: 01 Nov 2009 'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky: Our IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Network V4.10 monitoring agent appears to spike in CPU usage once a day, and the spike appears for over 10 minutes! Any idea what could be the problem? - Spike Dear Spike: It appears you are collecting a large amount of... [More]
Recently there was a change to the Utilized Storage Size data attribute and how it's calculated and displayed in OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, v5.1.0. In the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, the Coupling Facility Structures Data for Sysplex workspace, presents information for each coupling facility structure throughout the sysplex. The OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface provides the Statistics for CF Cache Structure (KM5CFSO4) panel. Both displays use the CF Structures attribute group, which monitors the request activity from a z/OS image to a coupling... [More]
APAR PM66403 introduces support into Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS (TDSz) for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) v2 and above. IDAA statistics data are collected from the SMF type 100 subtype 1 record, and IDAA accounting data is collected from the SMF type 101 record. This APAR provides new record definitions, tables, updates and reports into the DB2 component (Accounting and Response Time Statistics subcomponent) to collect and report on IDAA data from within TDSz. The following new objects are provided with this APAR: 1. Tables Two... [More]