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.
The new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3.0 is Generally Available today. This suite provides both real-time and historical performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM MQ for z/OS, IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, and IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. This suite can help maximize efficiency and effectiveness of managing your z/OS environment by utilizing this powerful integrated tool set. New enhancements... [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... [More]
Learn about the new CICS for z/OS domain insights that we recently made generally available in our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Packs v22.214.171.124 release!
See how easy it has become to set up the z/OS Log Forwarder with our new Configuration Assistant!
New how-to videos are available now on our YouTube playlist .
Simply click below to watch our full set of videos:
Or visit our developerWorks community to find the same videos and a rich set of additional information about the only... [More]
Just heard from a customer... OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provided immediate value to the customer. The very first time that the customer logged on to the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface, they identified an application that had a high number of connection requests that were rejected. The application was not accepting the connection requests fast enough or was not configured properly.
Over 50K requests had been rejected. This may have been 50,000 customers that were not able to place orders, or 50,000 business... [More]
What's New in PARMGEN?
PARMGEN PTF UA73689 (APAR OA45024) brings significant improvements to the PARMGEN Workflow interface . The new PTF delivers the following enhancements for all users , whether you are a new first-time-user in PARMGEN or whether you are an experienced subject matter expert .
The new PARMGEN enhancements are now generally available with IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3 and IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.2 solutions.
Here's a preview of what's new... [More]
Three weeks ago, we announced our 3Q2014 Early Access and Beta program for IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS.
Yesterday, we published our first Beta driver for this new program.
The most exciting capability in this Beta driver is certainly the new Linux on System z run-time support for the IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis server. With this new capability, we have created the first solution to perform z/OS (and distributed) IT log analytics from System z.
Other new capabilities... [More]
Problem solving example with OMEGAMON XE on zOS V5.3 using RMF Monitor III DDS in the Enhanced 3270UI is pretty slick.
Question: Why was my CPC 094E15 MQ work on LPAR Z1 delayed at 8AM today? - Lets look:
So we ask now with the "X" at 8 AM -what the work delays look like on SYSPLEX ZPETPLX2 for CPC 094E15 and the... [More]
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.3 provides for the SMEs, such as system programmers, the capability to manage z/OS operating system resources and workloads. It provides the ability to combine information from z/OS and multiple z/OS subsystems, including middleware, into a single screen for greater integrated problem determination capabilities. Planned availability date is September 5, 2014.
http://tinyurl.com/nzwfpwp -url for full announcement of OMEGAMON 5.3.0's
New features include:
On June 13, 2014 IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 became generally available. Toleration support is available via the service stream as follows:
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS
PTF V420 UA73839
PTF V510 UA73840
OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS
PTF V420 UA73841
PTF V510 UA73842
PTF V620 UA74290
ITCAM for CICS on z/OS V73S
ITCAM for CICS on z/OS V74S
OMEGAMON XE for IMS on... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program continues; l ooking for customer and business partner stakeholders
In March 2014, IBM launched its new IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings: the first solution in the market to provide log analytics capabilities for z/OS. Just a few days ago, we released an Interim Feature that provides valuable enhancements to this solution, including CICS domain insights, support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS High-Performance... [More]
In April, we announced our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program.
The development team follows an Agile Development approach and strives to deliver new or enhanced Beta-ready capabilities every two weeks.
Since our announcement, we have delivered the following Beta content:
* CICS domain insights
* Support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS High-Performance Extensible Logging
* Greatly improved configuration capabilities
We always welcome additional Beta participants.... [More]
If you've been following the updates of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON product family over the past year you can't have failed to notice one of the key features being promoted is “Self-Describing Agents” or SDA. Perhaps you have moved to the latest releases and have started using this enhancement (if you have, keep reading, there may be some subtle information here you may not be already aware of), or you may be in the process of planning your upgrade and have not yet considered what benefits the SDA feature will... [More]
Looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program
In March 2014, IBM launched its new IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings: the first solution in the market to provide log analytics capabilities for z/OS.
As we continue to develop this ground-breaking solution, we would like to collaborate with interested customers and business partners in our Early Access and Beta Program. This program... [More]
To: OMEGAMON Customers and Business Partners
Re: OMEGAMON 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 family. The Beta Program started on January 13, 2014 with OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, and on February 17, 2014 OMEGAMON XE for Messaging on z/OS was added. OMEGAMON XE on z/OS beta code will be available soon for download and installation.
Are your DB2 threads getting enough resources? Are the Work Load Manager Enclave (WLM) definitions too restrictive?
If on the Enhanced 3270UI using the DB2 ® active threads summary (select 'T' from the Enterprise Summary) or the DB2 Thread Detail Accounting screen you see that the elapsed time for a distributed thread is greater than the threshold you have set (the plan name DISTSERV and the correlation ID starting with db2jcc_ indicates this is a distributed thread),