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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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, 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]
IBM Security zSecure 1.13 has become generally available today (11/11/11). Notable features include: * automatically detecting active CICS and IMS regions and reporting on those, with a focus on reporting on transactions and programs * ability to annotate user ID displays with data from external files (e.g. human resources data) * enhancements to the zSecure Admin Access Monitor component introduced in 1.11, allowing collection of additional detail as well as better and faster consolidation This release provides currency with z/OS V1R13 as... [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]
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]
For those of you who are waiting for an updated version of the SA z/OS 3.3 manuals. Here: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/features/system_automation/bkserv/ are the actual PDFs / Books available.
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]
Recently got a note from Christopher Walker of the OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS development team that our colleagues on the CICS Tools team in Hursley recently celebrated a birthday. As an aside, here is something that I was not aware of, the CL/CONFERENCE and CL/SUPERSESSION tools are marked as part of the CICS Tools porfolio. FYI: The CL/CONFERENCE tool provides the capability to transmit the screen image of a VTAM application to others in your network. So, if you are having problems, an authorized member of the support staff can look at... [More]
Hello, in support of Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 System Automation for z/OS shipped toleration support which is needed to run with NetView 6.1. The APAR number is OA35900. Toleration support is available for SA z/OS 3.2 and SA z/OS 3.3 customers.
Hello All, We went live with our "System Z Presence on Service Management Connect" yesterday 5/24/2011. This is a great venue for our Tivoli System Z customers to collaborate with Tivoli Development. We feature a long list of SMEs from the different areas of Tivoli System Z Development team that our customers can interact with. Let the collaboration begin :):) Note:- We are also featuring the launch of Netview for z/OS 6.1 that was announced yesterday. Come check all this out @ the links below SMC Front Page Featuring Netview... [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]