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.
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on April 27, 2016 . The cumulative monthly meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC System z community: URL: http ://w ww.i bm.c om/d evel oper work s/co mmun ity/ grou ps/s ervi ce/h tml/ comm unit yvie w?co mmun ityU uid= 5e65 990a -969 0-42 e2-9 3b1- c226 7be7 620c #ful lpag eWid getI d=Wa a62f 018a 05a_ 4ca4 _b61 2_49 ffee 8039 8e&f... [More]
Are you going to install and use the IWS for z/OS Output Collector feature? If this is the case you might find usefull to read the following quick guide which summarizes the major steps need to set it up. Run EQQJOBS clist in order to create the new sample Job JCLs needed for this IWS for z/OS feature. In EQQJOBS dialog, use option "1" to set the options for the Output Collector. This will generate the following: EQQOUC Sample started task procedure for the Output collector... [More]
Locking is one of the most important aspects in Java application programming. When applications are multi-threaded, they must protect data from concurrent updates. Locking protects the integrity of shared data in a multi-threaded application. There are some conflicts that locking can cause if used improperly. Some of these problems are deadlocks, improper or frequent lock acquires and excessive locking... [More]
In March, we delivered IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON on z/OS Monitoring Feature for JVM , a brand new OMEGAMON monitoring agent focused on Java Virtual Machine (JVM) resource monitoring. You can read more about the features delivered such as garbage collection analysis, thread and lock details, CPU utilization and JVM environment settings in this blog post . Or you could watch this short but comprehensive video that demonstrates the growth of Java on z/OS, how it contributes towards a... [More]
Java is one of the most well-known and used programming languages today, which makes Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) integral in today’s application programming. When working with a JVM, you will undoubtedly encounter performance issues at some point. When these problems arise, the thread data provided by the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS Monitoring Feature for JVM can be invaluable in resolving the issue. JVMs split work across multiple threads... [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]
UPDATE: As of March 11th, OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM is now generally available! Today, we are delighted to announce a significant new offering that becomes an integral part of the IBM z Systems Management portfolio – OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM . This lightweight, easy to deploy agent provides resource level monitoring and metrics of any online Java Virtual Machine on z/OS. From CICS JVMSERVERs to applications deploying a WebSphere Liberty server profile (such as z/OS Connect), you can now get clear, useful... [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]
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]
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]
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]
►► ** 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]
Please use v7.3.0 Fix Pack 1 of the broker monitoring agent in OMEGAMON XE for Messaging and ITCAM for Applications to monitor Version 10 of IBM Integration Bus. To get to this level on z/OS, you can apply PTF UA78812, and on distributed platforms, you can install Passport Advantage part number CN6R0EN. Note that this level of the monitoring agent additionally supports more types of Resource Statistics for the Integration Server (Execution Group) for TCPIP Client Nodes, TCPIP Server Nodes, and Sockets. The following technote also... [More]
This video provides an overview of the new features in OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface 7.3 Interim Feature 1 (APAR OA48295). Learn more about the integration and capabilities of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite on ou r Yo u Tub e pl a yli s t .
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0 delivers faster problem resolution. See the full set of videos in our You Tube pla ylis t . Set variables in a user profile to tailor the enhanced 3270 user interface to your specific needs. In a second scenario, a network systems programmer solves problems with his network applications using OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0. He now has near-term history data in the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface, which is just what he needs. ... [More]