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.
Announcing the continuation of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS Beta Program
The OMEGAMON Development team is looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in the Beta Program for the next release of the IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS. Both On-Premise and Hosted Beta Programs are supported and will include OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS and OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks.
The Beta Program is a great way for participants to evaluate the value of new OMEGAMON... [More]
Today we announce the addition of OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks to the existing OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we are developing in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks. The beta program is a great way for you to evaluate the new OMEGAMON features as they are being developed, and to interact directly with the OMEGAMON Development team. Program support includes receiving... [More]
Today we announce the addition of OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS to the existing OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we are developing in OMEGAMON XE for IMS. The beta program is a great way for you to evaluate the value of new OMEGAMON enhancements as they are being developed, and to interact directly with the OMEGAMON Development team. Program support includes receiving assistance... [More]
We recently recorded a podcast as part of the "Did you say Mainframe?!" series about the latest updates for CICS and CICS TG users in OMEGAMON XE for CICS V530. If you're a current OMEGAMON user perhaps looking to upgrade, or are simply interested in seeing what OMEGAMON can provide for monitoring your CICS environment, this 10 minute recording will highlight the key enhancements. Specifically, we discuss the following:
Faster root-cause investigation of problems using Near-Term Historical data collection.
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]
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]
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)
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]
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® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 provides the following key enhancements and benefits:
Simplified and faster problem resolution through the new OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface. View the enterprise-wide environment from a single 3270 screen. The enhanced 3270 screens were designed by subject matter experts (customers) to solve real-world problems.
Monitor application, TCP listener, and TCP connection activity
Monitor network interface activity
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 became available today!
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provides system monitoring and performance management across System z with an easy-to-use enhanced 3270 user interface
Improve the efficiency of network problem resolution by requiring fewer steps to isolate root cause of performance problems in real time, and therefore, enabling higher availability.
Improve visibility, control, and automation across network resources with a new more... [More]
What’s New in OMEGAMON XE for IMS v510 IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for IMS® v5.10 provides the following key enhancements and benefits: Self-Describing Agents (SDA) reduces the total cost of ownership and improves time to value by eliminating manual installation of application data on ITM servers (TEMS and TEPS) as well as eliminating monitoring outages due to recycling these servers when agents are updated by maintenance. With SDA, the proper level of application data is automatically propagated and installed on all ITM server components... [More]
IBM has just released a brand-new set of performance and availability monitoring capabilities for its zEnterprise™ hybrid computing system.
With this release, IBM offers for the first time an end-to-end monitoring solution for the zEnterprise environment, its physical and virtual resources and workload resource groups. Please click here to read the announcement in detail. Only a single instance of the monitoring agent is required to monitor all zEnterprise systems in a customer's data center. Through the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, the agent... [More]