New powerful additions to Service Management Unite announced !
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Today, we are delighted to announce a significant update to Service Management Unite an integral part of the IBM z Systems Management Suite –
Service Management Unite V1.1.2
Service Management Unite delivers enhancements in IBM z/OS problem diagnosis and isolation. Improved visibility of key performance indicators allow for transparent and intuitive problem resolution on z Systems.
With new command support, Service Management Unite enables operations teams and automation specialists to conveniently schedule typical automation actions to have more flexibility and a reduced error rate.
Service Management Unite is updated with the continuous delivery model to deliver new features and function in a consumable manner. It enables new, optionally installable features and functions, and is added to an existing Service Management Unite installation with no requirement for a version upgrade or migration.
Service Management Unite: Provides operators a transparent view of a z System compute landscape that shows Central Electronic Complex (CECs), LPARs, and Sysplexes with key performance indicators for improved problem isolation, analysis, and diagnosis. Is integrated with Tivoli System Automation for z/OS, allowing to start and stop automated resources, applications, or even the entire system in a guided and intuitive way. Has a new Network Health Overview, which provides network health information for applications, including TCP listener, TCP connection, Dynamic Virtual IP Addressing (DVIPA), and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) endpoint data. Performs automation activities, in less time with less errors as compared to a conventional 3270 panel, by using a built-in scheduler. The dialog on the dashboard lets you easily start and stop resources at any defined time.
Service Management Unite: Gives system programmers, operators, and administrators a transparent view of the health status of the system and allows for easy problem identification and recovery. Provides predefined, customizable dashboards to monitor and operate applications. Users can see, at a glance, the health of the environment and drill down with only a few clicks from an alert to the underlying problem and determine the impact of failures. It enables operators to quickly and confidently analyze, isolate, and diagnose problems by providing relevant data in a single place. Delivers a true service management console, allowing operators to restore service within defined service level agreements without going to a different interface. Provides access to automation functions to start, stop, or recycle business applications running on z Systems and distributed platforms, even from mobile devices. This helps system programmers, operators, and administrators by delivering easier and more efficient automation, and system and network management capabilities. Includes Jazz™ for Service Management and IBM Dashboard Application Services Hub (DASH), mature dashboard technologies used by many IBM and third-party products.
An example of SMU LPAR Problem Isolation Dashboard:
An example of SMU Problem Isolation for CPU Usage of an address space on zOS: