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For OMEGAMON and ITM customers we have provided a new sample workspace for customers to use in the e3270ui. The KOBSITEC workspace allows the ITM Situation Events to show on the e3270ui. This workspace is part of PTF UA67643. Once installed call the workspace to see the current ITM Situation status on your e3270ui. Check out the example display. Invoke the workspace with a "=KOBSITEC" on the command line. Proactive monitoring is so important to allow situations to run on each system and alert you... [More]
Here's a link to the Ed Woods video on OMEGAMON XE for z/OS 5.1.0 e3270ui: OMEGAMON XE for z/OS v5.1.0 demo video It's just a short (less than 10 minutes) video of the tool. This video is also referenced from the Ed Woods blog, Tivoli With a Z
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... [More]
Here is a video on OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 and its ability to show the output from the zOS Health Checker. You can under the e3270ui or the TEP interfaces now see in OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 the current recommendations from the zOS Health Checks that have run on the current LPAR. OMEGAMON Health Checker video
Check out the video the new OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic usage. This will show you how to navigate the new interface quickly to get the information needed to solve problems. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic Use
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]
For those of you who are new to System Automation or have already a lot of experience, but are puzzled by the new panels of this SA release and want to know how to get the best out of it, I want to give some usage hints. To be able to add some screen shots I have created a PDF and stored it into the Files-section, the title is “SA z/OS Automation Table Definition Hints”. I kept it fairly short and arranged it around the following three questions: How to specify an odd message-id, e. g. mixed case How to position a message trap within the AT... [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]
NetView for z/OS v6.1 Sample REXX programs can be downloaded to help you speed up zOS problem determination. The samples can be used to help you find different system messages captured in the NetView Consolidated Audit, Network and zOS log (Canzlog) that match on
various filter specifications available to NetView users. Click here to download a zip containing the three REXX files along with a readme in pdf form describing their capabilities. Click here to access the NetView Wiki for additional information.
Hi Community please have a look to the following documents where the benefits of this feature are illustrated ! Do you need to condition the start of a job to a specific return code of a predecessor job? Would you like to shorten your workload execution time by conditioning the start of a job to a specific step return code without waiting the whole job execution? Conditional logic feature is what can help you to realize these scenarios. The feature is well described in the TWS for z/OS Managing the Workload manual (there is a dedicated... [More]
Just a reminder that OMEGAMON XE for zOS (4.2.0 and 5.1.0) will use RMF to collect metrics like Coupling Facility, XCF and Locking. This is a way to lower the OMEGAMON collection cpu used for customers already collecting this information with RMF. We plan to continue to use RMF more over time for OMEGAMON collection.
In the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Display video recently posted you learned about the characteristics of the enhanced 3270 display and saw basic information about how to navigate the interface. You should also check out the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Navigation video where you'll learn more about navigating the interface. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Naviagation ,
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 became available today!
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provides system monitoring and performance management across System z with an easy-to-use enhanced 3270 user interface
Improve the efficiency of network problem resolution by requiring fewer steps to isolate root cause of performance problems in real time, and therefore, enabling higher availability.
Improve visibility, control, and automation across network resources with a new more... [More]
Check out the OMEGAMON XE on zOS 5.1.0 video showing a problem solving scenario "
Resolving a Looping CPU Job issue on zOS Issue Using OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 Interface Workspaces"
Video Resolve CPU Issue