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We are pleased to announce the beta program for the latest updates for Service Management Suite for z/OS and OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS. Building on the recent V5.4.0 updates delivered in late 2016 for DB2, Java Runtime and Storage monitoring, the new beta contains updates for z/OS, Networks, CICS, IMS and Messaging.
In addition to product-specific updates, including the delivery of dozens of customer enhancement requests, the OMEGAMON family of offerings have focused on simplifying the deployment process, reducing the time and skills required to configure your monitoring environment.
The following products will be available for beta testing:
OMEGAMON for z/OS
OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS
OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS
OMEGAMON for Messaging on z/OS
OMEGAMON for Mainframe Networks
OMEGAMON Dashboard Edition
Service Management Unite
Examples of the enhancements provided across these offering include
Monitoring support for the latest updates of hardware, z/OS operating system and subsystem versions.
Migration and development of key functions to the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI delivering an integrated powerful yet easy-to-learn 3270-based interface for subject matter experts to manage their complex environments.
Over 30 customer "Requests For Enhancements" covering new function, product support and updates across the family
For clients interested in the Service Management Suite for z/OS updates, a beta package is available providing new updates for monitoring Java runtime resources from OMEGAMON for JVM through the Service Management Unite interface. This provides a web-based UI for integrating system management of Java targeted at IT operators.
If any or all the above interest you, perhaps you are considering migration to latest levels of z/OS subsystems as part of a z Modernization strategy, and want to ensure your monitoring and management tools are up to date then please reach out to us for a discussion on the beta delivery. We can offer libraries for "on-prem" deployment so you can familiarize yourself with the deployment updates and give us valuable feedback. Please contact OMEGAMON Beta coordinator Laura Rosensteel at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
In addition to the beta program we are also looking for feedback on series of educational videos we have produced around the simplified deployment process. We encourage you to view the playlist on YouTube here and let us know if you find this material useful, and what other topics or material you would like to see us focus on in the future.