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 Support has produced APAR OA38572, which added JCL and copy members for PARMGEN batch configuration processing. The JCL samples KC2JGLB and KC2JSEC, and copy member KOCSUPDI are added to the TKANSAM library to facilitate the configuration processing. The following error message was updated in the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS: Troubleshooting Guide for the OMEGAMON II for CICS component: OC5005: FUNCTION CODE IS NEITHER C, T, V, N, or S. Explanation: When the Global Maintenance Program is run as a batch job, only five... [More]
PARMGEN (for Parameter Generator) is the new tool used to configure OMEGAMON and related products on zOS.
We are planning to produce a series of
introductory and advanced PARMGEN videos, on topics such as
creating a new PARMGEN RTE and converting an RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading it. We'd really like to
know what videos you'd like to see. Add your suggestions in a comment on this
blog Send them to me in an email
( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Post them in the OMEGAMON
forum in Service
Management Connect so other people can comment on them... [More]
The OMEGAMON XE shared configuration documentation
has been updated to coincide with the release of Tivoli Management
Services on z/OS (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) version 6.3.0. The
documentation also reflects updates to the configuration software
included in APARs
OA40035 (PTF UA67172 4Q12) and OA40649 (PTF UA67787 1Q13A) for FMID
OMEGAMON shared publications appear with the documentation for IBM
Tivoli Monitoring V6.3.0 on a new infocenter (... [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]
You've heard the term, but you may have been wondering what it referred to. Now there is a new video that discusses the basic concepts of this new configuration method for OMEGAMON and other Tivoli Management Services-dependent products on z/OS.
Take a few minutes and watch it here .
Hi again everyone, We know that many customers are still planning on moving to OMEGAMON XE V510+ this year where they will encounter a number of valuable updates in the product. Some of those updates affect installation and configuration, such as the new PARMGEN method of configuration. Cecile Day from our PARMGEN R&D team, will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON XE V510 configuration and answer your questions live on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 am Eastern time and again on May 8th at 2:00 pm Eastern . Our first OMEGAMON XE V510... [More]
For large shop with numerous LPARs, you could save up to 20% of labor costs on installs and maintenance by implementing SDA. This new feature replaces installing application support files at your Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server and Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Servers. You save time because you set this up once and then anytime maintenance is applied or new monitoring agents are added, the application support files are automatically updated. When self-describing agent support is enabled, the monitoring agent automatically distributes the... [More]
This new video steps you through the process of converting an ICAT RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading the products in it to the latest release. You can view the video on YouTube ( http://youtu.be/4iNNL8f9_xA ) or on the Tivoli System z Monitoring and Application Management wiki .
Running the KCIJPLOD load job is part of most maintenance scenarios. For sharing-with-base RTEs, this job loads both the RTE-unique libraries and the common shared base libraries by default. If the RTE_LOAD_SHARED_LIBS parameter is set to Y (the default) in the profiles for all the RTEs that share the same base libraries, then the KCIJPLOD job for each RTE loads the base libraries each time you run the KCIJPLOD job. Although it does not hurt the configuration to do so, running the job multiple times will perform multiple IEBCOPY steps to the... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON e3270ui). For our June calls, we plan to focus on PARMGEN System Variables deployment , as requested by a number of customers, in our usual informal webcast and answer your questions live on: Session#1 * : Wednesday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (US) Session#2 * : Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (US) ( * Optionally Attend Either Session#1 * or * Session#2: [Featured topic: PARMGEN System Variables... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our next call, Michael Crump (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Architect) , will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI/Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager and answer your questions live on: =========================================================================================== Session#1 * : 7/24/2013 (Wednesday) @ 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET (US) Session#2 * : 7/25/2013... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). We have 2 sets of open Q&A calls this month of August (4 sessions total - please optionally attend either Session#1 -or- Session#2 on 8/21/2013 and again, on 8/28/2013 ): Set 1: August 21, 2013 : Dale Hodson (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Developer) and team, will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) and its Components and... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our ongoing open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our Sept. open Q&A calls: September 25, 2013 : OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN R&D Development team will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: PARMGEN FAQs, Best Practices and Tips and answer your questions live on: ================================================================================ Session#1 * : 9/25/2013 (Wednesday) @ 7 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET (US) Session#2 *... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our ongoing open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our October open Q&A calls: October 30, 2013 : OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN R&D Development team will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: PARMGEN new version configuration support for 4Q13 GA products and answer your questions live on: ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== ==== === = Session#1 * : 10/30/2013 (Wednesday) @ 7... [More]
Check out the OMEGAMON V5 PARMGEN hands-on lab @ Pulse! Don't just read ab out new OMEGAMON V5 capabilities in PARMGEN in our ITM information center. Try it first-hand by checking out the PARMGEN hands-on lab offered @ Pulse on February 23rd - 26th ( http://www.ibm.com/pulse ). Don't miss this excellent opportunity to gain first-hand technical experience with the PARMGEN Lab E03 ( " OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN Configuration Tool for the First-Time User (FTU) " ) . In thi s lab session, learn how to quickly configure some... [More]