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When you associate a mouse click with the Enter key in your 3270 emulator session (see the June 21 2013 blog on how to do this)
then with the Enhanced 3270UI you can go ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM from high level issue very quickly to the specific details.
Here is an example using the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite and the OMEGAMON XE for Storage feature
where we start at the SMSPLEX overview and see the highest DASD Volume response is 23.2 ms
With the Enhanced 3270UI in OMEGAMON, there can be times the user sees "No Data" conditions on the 3270. The attached technote takes you to a document that is a first place to look for the most common reasons this may happen. It also has a beginner guide to all the major components you need in order to see e3270ui workspaces.
The enhanced 3270UI short videos that were posted to YouTube on July 12th are also available in flash video formal (flv) from this website (developerWorks) at the following links:
Logon administration and hub connectivity
User interface features
Browsing, locating and cloning a workspace
Setting user preferences
zAware Analysis workspace
The Enhanced 3270UI can now be super charged with some new enhancements just shipped. This applies to all Enhanced 3270UI OMEGAMONs today.
New workspaces supplied for the Tivoli Monitoring Hub Connectivity Administration workspaces assist you with the use of the enhanced 3270 user interface with getting monitoring started quickly. Administration panels are provided that verify the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Hub Connectivity Administration for first time logon and subsequent logon verification, which can be easily managed at any time.
If you see in your e3270ui the Sysplex overview panels in the E3270UI show no data and it gives a use ZOSLPARS to get a list of LPARs and to be able to see LPAR level information then this technote may apply to you. Also in the TEP if the Sysplex level is grayed out in the navigator tree then it also may apply.
Are you r unning v510 OMEGAMON XE for IMS, and using the enhanced 3270 interface? To navigate the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface, all you need to know is where you're going and how to get there!
Where to start?
One of three default workspaces - KIPSTART, KOBSTART, or KIPMONS - can be configured to be your starting workspace when you log into the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 interface. Simply set your initial workspace preference in your Site or User profile.
Where to go from here - how many defined panels?... [More]
We get asked many questions about the Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager (TOM) as it is a relatively new technology that runs on the zOS operating system to provide the Enhanced 3270 User Interface (e3270ui) capability. Let’s address a few of these questions.
Q) Why do we need the Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager (TOM)?
A) The TOM is designed to provide the capability of a single 3270 panel of glass view for all OMEGAMON information and navigation that spans your Sysplexes, zOS’s, CICS’s, IMS’s, DB2’s,... [More]
The latest releases of OMEGAMON offer significant new features: - The PARMGEN configuration tool is now recommended instead of ICAT - The self-describing agent (SDA) feature will simplify maintenance synchronization once it is enabled - The e3270UI offers a greatly enhanced interface with product integration Because all these enhancements have changed the upgrade experience, a tailored support page was published directing users to the most valuable reference materials. It includes links to the latest recommended maintenance, the latest... [More]
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]
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]
Well it is very exciting that all the z OMEGAMON's now have the e3270ui in GA status. That includes OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for CICS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for IMS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for Storage 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for DB2PE 5.1.1, OMEGAMON XE for Messaging 7.1.0. The KOBSTART view in the e3270ui will get you started to where to go to solve problems with all these OMEAGMON's. Here is an example: e3270ui screen
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Christopher Walker of the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS development team recently penned an outstanding article, "OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1: Providing an Integrated Monitoring Infrastructure," which was picked up by Z Mainframe Zone.com , that highlighted among other things, the monitoring enhancements for the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS latest release, v5.1.0. The original article appeared in June/July issue of the Enterprise Tech Journal. Click the Z Mainframe Zone.com link above to view the article. In addition to... [More]
In the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Display video recently posted you learned about the characteristics of the enhanced 3270 display and saw basic information about how to navigate the interface. You should also check out the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Navigation video where you'll learn more about navigating the interface. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Naviagation ,
Check out the video the new OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic usage. This will show you how to navigate the new interface quickly to get the information needed to solve problems. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic Use