The CICS Development Center on developerWorks has a series of short, informative podcasts called "Did you say mainframe?" that explores a number of topics to help you learn about the latest updates from IBM and understand how to get the most out of your deployments. We recently recorded a session focused on OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM released earlier this year. If you're an existing OMEGAMON user who is interested in seeing what value this new agent can bring to your monitoring environment, or you are being challenged to manage an increasing amount of Java deployments on your LPARs, this podcast can give you some valuable insight into managing this growing area (you don't even need to be a CICS customer - the solution is positioned to monitor any JVM on z/OS, from WebSphere to DB2 to JZOS Batch applications).
Specifically, we cover:
- Auto-discovery of JVMs on your z/OS system
- Monitoring of KPIs such as Garbage Collection rates and heap utilization to detect possible memory leaks
- Analysis of thread and lock data to assist finding problematic applications running on the JVM
- Details of CPU consumption by the JVM including zIIP offload analysis
You can download this podcast (and others from the series) here. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM is part of the OMEGAMON family of z Systems Management products. You can read more about the entire portfolio here.