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.
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]
The WebSphere MQ Monitoring Agent is available in IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS, and for distributed platforms in ITCAM for Applications. This agent provides a large number of attribute groups for your convenience in monitoring IBM MQ. However, only a few of the attribute groups are recommended to be enabled for historical collection in order to achieve reductions in agent historical processing, duplication of data, and historical space requirements.
Out of the box, attribute groups MQ Action Log and MQ Event... [More]
Small Enhancement APAR OA44912 is now available. Here are some of the new features:
o The INGTIMER command has now an optional parameter (AVAILABLE) to enforce that the command will be rejected unless the subsystem is AVAILABLE (status UP or ENDED). Refer to RFE 44984.
o Auxiliary Storage Shortage Recovery has been enhanced and messages IRA250I, 252I,... [More]
'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.
I work on a team of operation analysts for a large food and manufacturing company that employs approximately 35,000 workers and had net revenue of over $5 billion dollars in 2013. Our products are also... [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]
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]
'The Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console is a powerful and user friendly single point of operational control for the entire scheduling network of Automation family'.
Learn how to quickly install and configure this web interface for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for zOS.
Material is available at the following link
New IBM Workload Automation release coming!
Take the chance and get in contact with TWA team to evaluate the new functions at a very early time. See the new release in action during the Demo Day sessions . Play with the key features during the Beta sessions .
So what enhancements are we focusing on ?
automation of TWS maintenance, deployment and... [More]
Today IBM has announced a new release of the IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS.
IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS offers a single point of control for a broad range of systems management functions. You get the visibility, control, and
automation of a large range of system elements spanning both the hardware and software resources of enterprises in a sysplex. IBM Service Management Suite for
z/OS provides automation, network, and systems management to address business agility on IBM System z.
We have implemented a... [More]
OMEGAMON development is looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program for OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert. This is a way for participants to follow along as new product enhancements are developed plus interact directly with the OMEGAMON development team. You will be able to validate new product enhancements that could be of value to you and help shape the products and features as they are being developed to better meet your needs.
The OMEGAMON development team values... [More]
Problem solving example with OMEGAMON XE on zOS V5.3 using RMF Monitor III DDS in the Enhanced 3270UI is pretty slick.
Question: Why was my CPC 094E15 MQ work on LPAR Z1 delayed at 8AM today? - Lets look:
So we ask now with the "X" at 8 AM -what the work delays look like on SYSPLEX ZPETPLX2 for CPC 094E15 and the... [More]
IBM has announced the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3.0. This suite includes performance monitoring tools to lower cost and business risk of managing z/OS and all key subsystems. This single product includes all the OMEGAMONs for z/OS and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Web Resources. With this suite, one can monitor performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and IBM... [More]
IBM has announced the V5.3.0 release of the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS product. The new release of the product provides additional exploitation of the Enhanced 3270 User Interface feature which will significantly improve the problem solving capability of CICS system administrators.
Some of the key enhancements to the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.3.0 product include:
Increased problem determination capability with the Enhanced 3270 User Interface Near-Term History function.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS V7.3 provides users overall in-depth IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) management capability. Monitoring of your queue manager, broker resources, and workloads for problem scenarios can help solve problems and improve mean time to repair. Visibility to view objects, such as queues, channels, and message flows with the same performance metrics that are common between the z/OS and distributed systems, can help increase effectiveness. Integration provided allows use of... [More]