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.
Hi community, this is a quick overview of what IBM is offering for automation on the mainframe. Tivoli System Automation for z/OS IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) is a NetView-based application designed to provide a single point of control for a full range of systems management functions. SA z/OS plays a key role in supplying high-end automation solutions. SA z/OS functions include monitoring, controlling and automating a large range of system elements spanning both the hardware and software resources of your enterprise. It is... [More]
Hi All, "Ask the Experts Online Jam!" - May 11 - 8AM - 8PM ET Got questions?...ask the experts! Get your questions ready for the May 11th, 2011 " Ask the Experts Online Jam! " The "Ask the Experts (ATE) Online Jam" is a valuable opportunity for YOU the Global Tivoli User Community (TUC) Members to connect with real world IBM experts on a range of Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer your questions for a concentrated period of 12 hours. IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM);... [More]
Here is a quick introduction to IBM Security zSecure. In a word The IBM Security zSecure suite helps secure your mainframe. It provides cost-effective security administration, improves service by detecting threats, and reduces risk with automated audit and compliance reporting. Most of the product offerings run on z/OS; zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM is an offering for the z/VM operating system. For administrators who are less mainframe minded zSecure Visual provides a Microsoft Windows front-end. For more details about the... [More]
Hi all TDSz users, If you have not already done so, be sure to check out the new Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS wiki at the following address: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/tivoli/Tivoli+Decision+Support+for+zOS On here the TDSz developers will be keeping you up to date with any changes to the product, such as performance fixes, enhancements, new product tolerations and our integration with TCR (Tivoli Common Reporting). You can also find links to all our TDSz product documentation. If there is any specific... [More]
Hi, all, It's May 24, and today we're very pleased to announce NetView for z/OS V6.1, a release that was designed, developed and tested with customers to deliver the value and capabilities that customers have asked for and need. And it's not just a new release, but a new version -- Version 6, continuing NetView's long tradition of delivering rock-solid value to customers through powerful network and system management capabilities. Here are just a few of the highlights of this new release. Expanded logging and log browsing There's a wealth of... [More]
Hello, again, For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. If you're anywhere in the southern half of the US, you know it's HOT -- mid-to-upper 90's (mid-upper 30's C) and more. Try to stay out of the heat. NetView for z/OS V6.1 has been available for a few days now, so I'm sure you've all placed your orders. Today I want to say a little more about another nice feature that's new in this release -- on-demand tracing. As I'm sure you know, NetView allows you to monitor your TCP connections. And as I've previously... [More]
Hi, just a quick note to let everyone know that the latest version of the TADz GKB 7.5 level 20110531 has been released. You can download the latest version from FixCentral at the following URL: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Remember if you have any products that TADz is not finding in your site, please let me know. We will require the IQ data in order for us to add the new data so when you open a PMR please also attach the IQ data.
SMF causing small allocations of ESQA to be orphaned for all address spaces. Systems which are IPL infrequently can have 10s of thousands of these small pieces orphaned. This large volume of individual allocations increase OMEGAMON CPU to monitor Common Storage. XE for z/OS Impact CSAA- Higher than normal CPU in CSA Analyzer address space from chasing thousands of 8 byte orphans. TEMS - High CPU from situations referencing the Address_Space_ComStor_Owned attribute group. PSW sampling via INSPect shows TCB(KOBAS510) with >10% and... [More]
I wanted to let you know about a free webcast coming up later this week that will be of interest to anyone faced with managing increasing complexity in your networks. Titled "Solving Application and Network Issues with OMEGAMON and NetView" and presented by Kirk Bean, Product Manager for NetView for z/OS, the webcast will explore some of the exciting enhancements available in NetView for z/OS V6.1, and illustrate the use of NetView and OMEGAMON with IBM's Integrated Service Management approach to provide additional value... [More]
A new TechDoc "Implementing IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS OMEGAMON Classic in Dedicated Mode" is available. This document can be found on the web at http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/TD105820 . This is extremely useful when setting up on-site (data center) monitoring of your z/OS System, and allows you to use OMEGAMON to provide real time data even when VTAM or TCP/IP is not available.
Coming soon to a city near you ... the 2011 North America System Availability Roadshow. Yes, beginning next week, we take System Availability on the road with stops in the Detroit area (Southfield) on Tuesday, October 4, and Chicago on Thursday, October 6. This is an opportunity for you to spend a day learning how you can increase business flexibility and system availability with Integrated Service Management. See how you can get more value from the management products you already have. Through a series of presentations and demos, you'll be... [More]
Dear AOTC members and conference interested parties, There is an exciting change for our 2012 AOTC event. For the first time in 2012, the Automated Operations Technical Council (AOTC) joins IBM Pulse at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas March 4-7, 2012 and we invite you to take part in the action! AOTC 2012 will offer four full days of sessions focused on the IBM Tivoli® System Automation family of products. The first three days will be open to all Pulse attendees. There will also be a special evening reception for you to network in an informal... [More]
Information about two upcoming webcasts about z/OS 1.13 To register: http://events.unisfair.com/rt/ibm~zosr13value ====================================== PART 1 - What's new with z/OS and z/OS Management Facility Version 1 Release 13, and more! SPEAKER: Gita Grube Berg, IBM Server Technology Group Marketing TUESDAY November 15, 2011, 11AM(ET) z/OS® and z/OS Management Facility Version 1 Release 13 provides significant value to your business by delivering new performance, programming, and operational improvements for your z/OS workloads.... [More]
The 2011 North American System Availability Roadshow is well under way, with stops this week in Atlanta and Dallas. Customers are learning how to get additional value from Tivoli products and solutions they already have, how to use existing automation and network management capabilities they didn't know were there, and the value that Tivoli system availability products offer through integration. In some cases, this can result in cost savings by allowing the customer to remove a narrowly focused point product. Customers have been very... [More]
Application High Availability in a Heterogeneous Environment Many solutions today have services and applications that execute on different hardware and software. This makes it difficult to control and automate each component to improve availability, reduce overall solution risk and decrease operations workload. Are you trying to manage both distributed and mainframe environments as one? Does the requirement for 24/7 availability keep you up at night? Join us for this complimentary teleconference to learn how IBM Tivoli® System Automation... [More]