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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 .
This is the last of a series of posts about new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView V6.2.1. All are now available, as is the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3! We've commented on NFAs for expanded global variables, subnode name in the TEP, CNMSCATU, and DBAUTO. The last in this set expands message CNM493I. The APAR number is OA48181. This message logs a command driven from NetView's automation table processing. Its content is expanded to include the LABEL, ENDLABEL, or GROUP name where the automated... [More]
The SUP update under V8.1 of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery, 5698AA4 is now available. It has cumulative PTF maintenance up to UA78443. The updated PDF copy of Administration Guide and Reference (SC22-5474-00) is available for download. 1. TADz Wiki - http://tinyurl.com/IBM-TADzWiki 2. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/tadz/pdf_tadz_8.1.0.pdf 3. http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/tadz/pdf_tadz_8.1.0.pdf
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.3.0 Fix Pack 1, along with PTF UA78624 is now available and delivers improved metrics, integration to OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V.5.3.0 and additional support. The following improvements are being provided: Task History Improvements: Previously, Task History filtering only supported one decimal place for response time and CPU time. This is now increased to support up to 6 decimal places. Currently, when you enter task history you are presented with the most recent transactions. You can access task history... [More]
IBM has delivered a number of new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView for z/OS V6.2.1. Several of these were part of the announcement materials for the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3. We commented last week on expanded global variables. Another NFA gives customers the ability to specify the name used for the NetView subnode in the navigation tree in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. By default, the node uses the NetView domain name. A new CNMSTYLE statement, NACMD.SUBNODE, allows the name to be changed to a user-defined... [More]
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]
IBM is in the process of delivering a number of new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView for z/OS V6.2.1. Several of these were part of the recent announcement materials for the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3. Today, we'll describe one of these in more detail. NetView has expanded its global variables, allowing for variable names up to 250 characters long, and values up to 31000 characters long, up from the current limits of 31 and 255 characters respectively. Among other uses, this will expand customers’... [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 firstname.lastname@example.org... [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]
Thanks guys, now everyone knows that today IBM announced Service Management Suite for z/OS® V1.3.0! In conjunction with this release, NetView for z/OS V6.2.1, which is a component product of the Service Management Suite, will ship several new-function APARs delivering customer-requested enhancements and greater value to automation, customization and serviceability: automation: - expanded support for global variables, allowing for variable names up to 250 characters long, and values up to 31000 characters long. Among other... [More]
Today IBM Service Management Unite is announced as a new component in the IBM Service Management Suite V1.3. This component will help z/OS sites manage by exception (Situations). It allows access to exception information from IBM Automation and Monitoring products. This access can be via mobile devices too. Here is an example of a Dashboard listing current monitoring and automation exceptions for a site: ... [More]