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.
IBM Security zSecure 2.1 was co-announced with z/OS V2R1 on July 23, 2013 and became generally available on September 6, 2013.
On October 1, 2013 IBM has announced a number of new product releases in the information management area with a planned availability date of October 25, 2013, including IBM DB2 11 for z/OS , IBM Information Management System (IMS) 13 , and IBM InfoSphere Guardium 9.1 .
The Vulnerability Assessment module of IBM InfoSphere... [More]
IBM Security zSecure 2.1 has become generally available on 09/06/2013. You can read the US announcement letter here .
Notable features include:
* a user interface to ease rule-based compliance reporting against standards such as DISA-STIG (the Security Technical Implementation Guide from the Defense Information Systems Agency) and GSD331/ISeC (a global services document with security controls documentation from IBM).
*automatic collection of DB2 catalog resource data including databases, table spaces,... [More]
We had a busy week at SHARE in Boston.
Download the OMEGAMON and NetView for z/OS presentations and see what you missed:
14073: What’s New with System z Monitoring with OMEGAMON - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14073.html
13498: Managing z/VM & Linux Performance Best Practices - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session13498.html
14121: OMEGAMON XE for Storage - Hints and Tips to Improve Performance and Usage - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14121.html
Presentation at the SHARE conference in Boston this week gave an overview and deep dive into scenarios of how OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.1 brings a new level of performance monitoring to z/OS networking!
The V5.1.1 release of OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks is available! These features are available in V5.1.0 with APARs OA42339 and OA42422 and associated Fix Pack 5.1.0-TIV-KN3-FP0001 .
Whether its enterprise-wide views ...
or enterprise-wide searches for TCP connections, FTP transfers, FTP sessions, or TN3270 sessions
or the power and speed of the innovative OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface
These groundbreaking features... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 .
We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail (... [More]
You'r running OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 510, liking the enhanced 3270 user interface, but maybe you have questions on ways to navigate to the workspace that you need... From any workspace, you can always issue the NETWORK or NETMENU command to navigate to any of the Enterprise workspaces. Here is a quick view of the primary navigation options:
All of this and more are found in the OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks Enhanced 3270 Users Guide . These workspaces... [More]
Hi, all, on April 9th the new product IBM Automation Control for z/OS was announced. This product has enhanced the Tivoli System Automation family with a product focused on helping smaller zEnterprise customers. The IBM Automation Control for z/OS (IACz) product is targeted at single System z customers looking to move from manual scripting to policy based automation. IBM Automation Control for z/OS provides: Goal-oriented and policy-based design reduces the need for user scripts Start, stop, monitor and recover z/OS applications and... [More]
When you are upgrading OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks to
V510 and using PARMGEN, here are a few parameters you should verify have the new values:
and PARMGEN preserve previous configuration values. Mainframe
Networks 510 has new LIMIT and MINIMUM values New/higher
values required for Mainframe Networks 510:
o KN3_X_AGT_STORAGE_LIMIT_EXTENDED 23
o KN3_AGT_STORAGE_MINIMUM_EXTENDED 768000
SHARE in San Francisco, Feb 3-8, is here! Join us for some great sessions on z/OS network management:
12780: Understanding The Impact Of The Network On z/OS Performance
Speaker: Ed Woods
12779: What's New for z/OS Network Performance Monitoring with OMEGAMON
Speaker: Dean Butler
12781: Using NetView for z/OS for Enterprise-Wide Event Management and Automation
Speaker: Mike Bonett
12774: Get Up... [More]
is some information on recorded training sessions on PARMGEN. There are
two sessions (Part 1 and Part 2). Latest PARMGEN info can be found here .
**Part 2** Good news for maintenance windows - install,
configure and upgrade OMEGAMON/ITM suite faster using JOBGEN/PARMGEN
01/09/2013 @ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (US)
If you’re like many mainframe IT professionals, you’ve heard about this phenomenon sweeping the industry called “Cloud." And, perhaps you thought,“Hey, we’ve always had cloud on the mainframe. We've been doing this for the last 20 years with virtualized operating systems!" Yet, when you take a closer look, the distributed platform has built on the mainframe model with three concepts that add extreme value: 1) self-service provisioning, 2) elastic scaling, and 3) a new lifecycle element called DevOps that enables time-to-value of... [More]
Integration between IBM Security zSecure Alert and QRadar SIEM 7 has become generally available on December 19, 2012. This integration allows forwarding real-time alerts from zSecure Alert to QRadar SIEM through the syslog protocol. zSecure Alert zSecure Alert is the real-time monitor component of the zSecure suite. It can correlate events and send out real-time alerts through e-mail, text message, Write To Operator console messages, SNMP traps, or syslog receiver events. It also integrates capabilities for data analysis and enrichment that... [More]
The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 workspaces delivered in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 were created under the guidance of network SME's. The workspaces enable problem solving scenarios "designed for mainframe network experts, by mainframe network experts." To showcase the new function, we built a set of viewlets:
What's New in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks Version 5.1.0 : This video provides a description of new functionality you can expect to find in Version 5.1.0 of OMEGAMON XE for... [More]
IBM Security zSecure 1.13.1 has become generally available on 10/26/2012.
Notable features include:
* automatically detecting active DB2 regions and reporting on those, with a focus on tables, views, plans, and packages, analyzing both RACF and DB2 internal security
* comparison capabilities throughout the UI to highlight differences between databases and system snapshots
* ability to define security standards and report compliance with regards to those
* enhancements to the zSecure... [More]