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.
We are very proud to tell you that our latest product "IBM Automation Control for z/OS V1.1" is now generally available since 26 April 2013. IBM Automation Control for z/OS (Automation Control), provides automated operations and availability for small/medium sized z/OS installations, scoped to single z/OS systems. It provides policy-based and goal-oriented automation avoiding customers writing a lot of scripts. It combines powerful, enterprise-tested automation with installation and configuration capabilities... [More]
With OMEGAMON XE for zOS the KM5_CPU_Loop_Warn Situation allows alerting of possible cpu looping address spaces on an LPAR. This unique function allows you to find these jobs before they use lots of your valuable CPU processor time. I have seen from our default settings of this situation to many false positive results while monitoring our LPARs. What I have done to reduce greatly these false positives is to change the formula by editing the situation. I have changed the warning limit from 95% to 98%. ... [More]
Hello everyone, I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on Wednesday, January 28th. For February (2/23/2015 - 2/26/2015), thank you for attending the InterConnect 2015 Conference in Las Vegas, as well as the OMEGAMON z/OS Customer Advisory Council (zCAC) in the same venue. The PARMGEN lab. guide from the PARMGEN 5644 open lab . hosted @ InterConnect, is now available for download in the master PARMGEN technote... [More]
Hello everyone, Happy New Year! I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A calls held on Oct. 29th and Nov. 19th last year. We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer call planned to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28th @ 11 a.m. US ET . For our new attendees, the monthly PARMGEN customer call's goal is to have an informal, open Q&A forum especially those in the planning and configuration phases of upgrading to OMEGAMON Performance... [More]
The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 workspaces delivered in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 were created under the guidance of network SME's. The workspaces enable problem solving scenarios "designed for mainframe network experts, by mainframe network experts." To showcase the new function, we built a set of viewlets: What's New in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks Version 5.1.0 : This video provides a description of new functionality you can expect to find in Version 5.1.0 of OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks. It is... [More]
Hello everyone, We hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on Wednesday, September 9th . We are scheduling the next PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, October 7th @ 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... [More]
As part of the launch of the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS v5.3.0, we have created a demonstration video to help you learn how to enable Near-Term History in the enhanced 3270UI. If you enjoyed the video or found it useful don't forget to hit the like button to let us know! You can also go to the ismconnect home page and subscribe to receive notifications whenever a new video is uploaded. If you have suggestions for possible videos in the future or would like to leave some feedback, please add a comment below. Learn... [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 . Or visit our dev elop erWo rks wik i to find the same videos and more about the OMEGAMON Performance Management suite.
OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is getting Flashy OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 5.3.0 with Interim Feature 2 is providing support for the use of flash memory in Storage Class Memory. z/OS has supported Storage Class Memory since the introduction of the IBM zEC12 processor. Its use is becoming more prevalent and so OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is adding screens that give performance information that can help you insure the paging subsystem is making good use of this storage. Oh by the way, this feature is also beefing up our support for 4Hr Rolling... [More]
The objective of the Service Management Unite (SMU) Quickstart program is to assist the early adopters to begin using Service Management Unite. Advantages to you: Assistance with questions with SMU Assistance with deployment of SW pre-reqs incl. Jazz for Service Management Direct interaction with IBM zIT OPS and Development teams - giving you a better understanding of their environment, the value driven by SMU and needs for future enhancement development. What is involved: A Lead assigned... [More]
Come and get the new Dashboard Edition (DE) Situation Status Tree now as it is ready for your use. For 3270 focused z/OS users the Tivoli OMEGAMON Dashboard Edition on z/OS now includes the enhanced 3270 User Interface Situation Status Tree. Use the out of the box overview dashboard to visually view the last 4 hours of near term history and current status of your situations (exception condition alerts) . You need to install PTF UA77224 to the DE (MV310 FMID). Then for the OMNIMON BASE component you need the OB730 level... [More]
Hello everyone, ►►** 09/10/2015 UPDATE ** Meeting held on 09/09/2015. 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=7ba7ce08-da42-4506-b50f-671922e69db9 Meeting Minutes: Furnished upon request. Please contact email@example.com... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for IMS v5.3.0 is a key part of the IBM® Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS® v5.3.1 announcement today. With the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS you can find IMS system and application problems more quickly and speed up problem resolution time. New OMEGAMON IMS real-time workspaces in the enhanced 3270 user interface The enhanced 3270 user interface has a large set of new workspaces to better monitor key resources such as: shared queues, response time analysis, IMS Open Transaction Manager Access... [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]