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.
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux 4.2.0 IF5 is now available for download on Fix Central The kvl_resources.jar file was signed with a certificate that was set to expire June 2013. This could cause problems with the Java WebStart or Browser based desktops. Additionally, the Wondows KVL*.EXE installation files have been digitally signed with a new certificate. The Language Pack has also been resigned and is available on Fix Central.
Hi again everyone, We know that many customers are still planning on moving to OMEGAMON XE V510+ this year where they will encounter a number of valuable updates in the product. Some of those updates affect installation and configuration, such as the new PARMGEN method of configuration. Cecile Day from our PARMGEN R&D team, will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON XE V510 configuration and answer your questions live on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 am Eastern time and again on May 8th at 2:00 pm Eastern . Our first OMEGAMON XE V510... [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]
You've heard the term, but you may have been wondering what it referred to. Now there is a new video that discusses the basic concepts of this new configuration method for OMEGAMON and other Tivoli Management Services-dependent products on z/OS.
Take a few minutes and watch it here .
This is John Arnesen with NetView and SA Level 2 support.
Have you even seen a message and wondered what it meant? Could not find any meaningful information in the manuals?? Wanted to know more about a command??? There are ways to find out more using the IBM Support Portal or Google. Did you know that IBM content is indexed in Google... The IBM Support Portal will limit searches to be Product Specific. If the IBM Support Portal is configured for NetView z/OS, all searches will be related to that product. For... [More]
Webcast Topics Goal-oriented and policy-based design reduces the need for user scripts Start, stop, monitor and recover z/OS applications and resources Proactive automation from tight integration with z/OS ecosystem and many Tivoli® products, including OMEGAMON® Out-of-the-box hardware management Speaker: Uwe Gramm, Product Manager, IBM System Automation for z/OS, IBM Software Group
Broadcast date: April 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT / 4:00 p.m. BST
Developed for: IT and enterprise; IT managers;
application programmers and... [More]
The latest releases of OMEGAMON offer significant new features: - The PARMGEN configuration tool is now recommended instead of ICAT - The self-describing agent (SDA) feature will simplify maintenance synchronization once it is enabled - The e3270UI offers a greatly enhanced interface with product integration Because all these enhancements have changed the upgrade experience, a tailored support page was published directing users to the most valuable reference materials. It includes links to the latest recommended maintenance, the latest... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. I am interested to know if anybody out there is interested in a Support twitter feed? This would be the same information you would find in my Blog and other Twitter feeds that I all ready appear in. This is nothing new, just another place to look for my Level 2 support information. If you are interested in a Level 2 support feed, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. If I get enough interest I'll set something up. Thanks!! John
Check out how industry leaders are leveraging the unique capabilities of System z to give them an advantage in the marketplace by using cloud, analytics, and security in Doug Balog's latest blog " A New Conversation around the IBM Mainframe ". The two embedded videos highlight the strengths of the zEnterprise EC12 and the value provided to clients. Already have an IBM zEnterprise System, but not monitoring this key resource? Explore the Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring offering that is available to all IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON and IBM Tivoli... [More]
Article Date: 01 Aug 2009 'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R& D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky: There are different storage parameters in IBM Tivoli Management Services: Engine (ITMS:Engine) that are set for different products. There seems to be no real consistency between the various OMEGAMON products. Because we feel these values are important to performance,... [More]
The OMEGAMON XE shared configuration documentation
has been updated to coincide with the release of Tivoli Management
Services on z/OS (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) version 6.3.0. The
documentation also reflects updates to the configuration software
included in APARs
OA40035 (PTF UA67172 4Q12) and OA40649 (PTF UA67787 1Q13A) for FMID
OMEGAMON shared publications appear with the documentation for IBM
Tivoli Monitoring V6.3.0 on a new infocenter (... [More]
PARMGEN (for Parameter Generator) is the new tool used to configure OMEGAMON and related products on zOS.
We are planning to produce a series of
introductory and advanced PARMGEN videos, on topics such as
creating a new PARMGEN RTE and converting an RTE to PARMGEN and upgrading it. We'd really like to
know what videos you'd like to see. Add your suggestions in a comment on this
blog Send them to me in an email
( email@example.com ) Post them in the OMEGAMON
forum in Service
Management Connect so other people can comment on them... [More]
If you saw the announcement for z/VM 6.3, you may have missed that it was also announced that OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux will be providing support for both SSI and LGR. With OMEGAMON XE you will be able to monitor your entire SSI, as well as view, monitor and set situations on all LGR events taking place within the SSI. this will enable you to know who moved which guests, when they did it, and how long it took for the move to occur.
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation z/OS Level 2 Defect Support. I will be attending PULSE/AOTC this year and look forward to meeting my customers and putting a face with a name. I am also very interested to hear how you use NetView and System Automation in your shop. Please don't hesitate to say hello. I am happy to address any questions you have with NetView or System Automation, any PMR's you may have open, or questions on level 2 support in general regardless of the product. I am also presenting a Level 2... [More]
Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS 8.1 has pGA'ed on 15 February 2013. The US announcement letter can be found here : http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-036 The information center is updated at
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/tivolidoccentral/Tivoli+Asset+Discovery+for+zOS TADz Forum : http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=2922 TADz Wiki :... [More]