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.
Read on to see how a typical a systems programmer would answer this question… As a System Programmer I need the ability to closely monitor the utilization and overall health of our production LPAR. This involves having the proper tools that allow me access to the pertinent information in a centralized location. When my manager inquired about the traffic utilization for the two OSA Ethernet adapters on our production LPAR, I was able to check their status effortlessly using OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks. Checking... [More]
Recently, I worked with an airline company to identify why a few transactions out of hundreds per second were failing. Many z/OS applications act as a TCP/IP server and accept connections from users or applications on other hosts and mobile devices. The application at this customer that is experiencing problems does accept connections from end users, but it also acts as a TCP/IP client to retrieve information from servers running on Linux. Some of the transactions between the z/OS application and Linux servers were failing. Here's a brief... [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 14163: OMEGAMON XE for Storage... [More]
A key part of the IBM® Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS®, V5.3.1 announcement today is the new release of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks, version 5.3.0 . Understand information related to when the problem began with near-term history in the enhanced 3270 user interface. For example, select an application and see when an application has high out of order segments and view details of applications, connections, listeners, and other resources around the time the out of order segments occurred View TCP... [More]
See OMEGAMON value quickly with new PARMGEN functionality designed especially to get your monitoring products running in 3 hours or less! Check out many of PARMGEN's upcoming enhancements that embody simplicity and speed in maintaining your monitored LPAR runtime environments (RTEs). Upcoming PARMGEN PTF UA73689 3Q14 Interim Feature (IF) brings significant improvements to the PARMGEN configuration tool. These enhancements cater to all users, whether you are a new first-time-user (FTU) in PARMGEN or whether you... [More]
We are pleased to announce several new releases to key IT Service Management products for IBM Z. IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.5, IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.5.0, IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite together with the individual offerings for z/OS, Networks, CICS, IMS and Messaging provide a number of enhancements to enable clients to efficiently manage and optimize the availability of critical systems and applications on IBM Z. In today's digital economy, ensuring the smooth... [More]
You can now use the OMEGAMON provided Cognos data models to build your reports using those great OMEGAMON Metrics. They map the data your write to the TDW (Tivoli Data Warehouse)so you can build Cognos reports. The models for OMEGAMON XE for zOS, OMEGAMON XE for CICS, OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks and OMEGAMON XE for IMS (all V530 levels are now mapped via these models) are provided. OMEGAMON XE for Messaging has models too that are shipped with the product media. This link provides the models for use.... [More]
Now that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0 is generally available, its time to learn about the business value delivered in this release. Watch the new videos, starting with "What's New...", on our YouTube playlist . Learn more about the integration and capabilities of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite on our You Tube pla ylis t .
Hi everyone, We hope all is well. Thank you for your ongoing support of our IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite's EAP programs and for your attendance of our l ast PARMGEN EAP held in 1Q17 . Schedule : The PARMGEN development team will be hosting an EAP web conference on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 10:00-11:00 a.m. US EDT. June 29th Focus Topics : As part of our continued focus on our suites' deployment simplification, we want to provide a roadmap update to various... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of our previous z Management Suites Deployment Customer Open Q&A teleconference call held on May 10, 2017 . The cumulative 2015-2017 meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details from our last call, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: h t t p : / / w w w . i b m . c o m / d e v e l o p e r w o r k s / c o m m u n i t y / g r o u p s / s e r v i c e / h t m l / c o m m u n i t y v i e w ? c o m m u n i t y U u i d = 5 e 6 5 9 9 0 a - 9 6... [More]
Join us on March 30, 2017 11 EDT as Dean Butler the Lead Developer will present the next webcast in our series. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the Enhanced 3270UI we have planned a series of... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on February 17, 2016 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, March 30th @ 11 a.m. US ET . We tried to choose a time that would be convenient for most participants -- we apologize to those of you where this is very early or very late in the day. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and helping answer any... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on January 20, 2016 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, February 17th @ 11 a.m. US ET . We tried to choose a time that would be convenient for most participants -- we apologize to those of you where this is very early or very late in the day. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and helping answer any deployment queries you may... [More]
Happy New Year! Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on November 18, 2015 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, January 20th @ 11 a.m. US ET . We tried to choose a time that would be convenient for most participants -- we apologize to those of you where this is very early or very late in the day. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and helping answer any... [More]
►► ** 11/19/2015 UPDATE ** Meeting held on 11/18/2015. Thank you for your attendance! Presentation Materials: The presentation can be downloaded from the following link in SMC System z community: URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=b447cab9-a014-46a6-828a-811467d059a3 Meeting Minutes: Furnished upon request. Please contact email@example.com for a copy of the... [More]