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 pleased to announce that the latest version of our beta code for OMEGAMON for Application Performance Management 540 is available for download. The download will enable you to add z/OS resources into your existing APM User Interface and build cross-platform views which incorporate CICS/TS, IMS, DB2, JVM, z/OS, Messaging and IBM Integration Bus Key Performance Indicators to build comprehensive reports. In this example you can see KPIs from OMEGAMON agents running on z/OS in the APM UI. Data from the OMEGAMON agents for CICS/TS, DB2 and... [More]
Announcing a new Beta for OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS as part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program. Today we are opening our Beta program for OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS with enhanced capabilities to monitor various Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) and their subsystems on z/OS. This Beta is part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we are developing to monitor JVMs... [More]
The z/OS syslog – the main source of information for every operator as soon as problems occur on the mainframe & the main source for monitoring and automating resources on the mainframe for System Automation. But detailed information for specific problems can only be found in the job logs of the corresponding jobs or started tasks, which are not included in the z/OS syslog. With System Automation it is possible to monitor these logs and write important messages to the syslog. This process is called Job Log Monitoring and enables... [More]
The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI team would like to cordially invite you to participate in an educational series of web based seminars on the Enhanced 3270UI. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for subject matter experts managing their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems (CICS, DB2, MQ, IMS, JVM). The interface has been designed with the help of extensive feedback from existing clients to focus on simplification and integration to help identify and fix problems fast. Have you planned your migration to this new tool yet? To... [More]
A set of user interface productivity enhancements to zSecure 2.2.0 has been made available in a Service Stream Enhancement (SSE) on July 30, 2016. Background IBM Security zSecure suite can help you protect your enterprise, detect threats, comply with policy and regulations and reduce costs. Most of the products run on the z/OS operating system. IBM Security zSecure Admin boosts productivity for RACF administrators. IBM Security zSecure Audit helps review the security of the system in various ways. IBM Security zSecure Alert is a... [More]
Next week SHARE rolls into Atlanta for the latest week of updates, hands-on labs and discussions around IBM z Systems. The full technical session agenda is available now to read through and pick the sessions you want to attend. For those of you interested in z/OS systems management and monitoring, IBM will have many useful sessions you might want to attend. I have listed just a few of them here now: MONDAY - AUGUST 1ST 10AM Session: 19841 Automated Performance Management on z/OS: Techniques And Best... [More]
System Automation for z/OS V3.5 delivered APAR OA50631 that provides a best practices sample policy for OMEGAMON XE for z/OS JVM Feature. The best practices policy allows you to quickly create the necessary System Automation resources for the ITM Infrastructure, the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 UI (TOM), the OMEGAMON XE JVM Monitoring Agent (TEMA) and the OMEGAMON XE JVM Monitoring Collector address spaces including the relationships between all the required parts without having to worry about the details yourself. Once created, the... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on June 29, 2016 . The cumulative monthly meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: htt p :// w ww. i bm. c om/ d eve l ope r wor k s/c o mmu n ity / gro u ps/ s erv i ce/ h tml / com m uni t yvi e w?c o mmu n ity U uid = 5e6 5 990 a -96 9 0-4 2 e2- 9 3b1 - c22 6 7be 7 620 c #fu l lpa g eWi d get I d=W a a62 f 018... [More]
We are pleased to announce a webinar this upcoming week entitled "Modern Development, Integration and Management with z/OS Connect and OMEGAMON for JVM". In this 1 hour session, Al Grega (IBM z Systems Software Global Sales Executive) and Chris Walker (IBM OMEGAMON Offering Manager) will discuss how offerings from IBM z Systems software are already enabling clients to modernize their mainframe infrastructure, leveraging existing assets to transform access to... [More]
On Thursday, July 28th at 1000am EST, the OMEGAMON Development team are hosting an EAP session to present more details about IBM OMEGAMON for Application Performance Management (APM). OMEGAMON for APM offers integration of z/OS resource data into the APM framework, allowing you to build cross platform views of your applications. There will also be a brief discussion of our design work which allows our customers to work with development to provide input to the planning process for the upcoming software releases. This effort helps us ensure... [More]
On December 11, 2015 IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.3 became generally available. Toleration support is available via the service stream as follows: OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V510 APAR OA48778 PTF UA80210 V530 APAR OA49613 PTF UA80219 OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS APAR OA48780 PTF V510 UA80212 PTF V530 UA80213 OMEGAMON End-to-End APAR OA49571 PTF V620 tbd ITCAM for CICS on z/OS APAR OA50357 PTF V73S UA81503 PTF V74S UA81504 OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS V510 APAR OA48722 PTF UA80052 V530 APAR OA48805 PTF ... [More]
With the availability of IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems V2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 in June 2016, the V2.2.0 documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center was also updated. The V2.2.0 documentation now covers all new features through V2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 and includes prebuilt PDF files . For information about the new IBM Knowledge Center , see Tips to help you find the right information in IBM Knowledge Center .
A problem determination collection tool has been created for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) zOS environment. This tool will collect the started tasks (STC) job output, RKANPAR, RKANCMD, RKANDATV, To execute the zOS PD collection tool, you can go to PARMGEN option 28 from the UTIL panel: DCF: ttp://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21689140 contains instructions on executing KCIPDCOL. KCIPQPGU ------------------------- UTILITIES ---------------------- Option... [More]
Operational Insights at a Glance – the journey begins! On June 30, 2016, we released IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems v2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 . With this Interim Feature, tedious searching through volumes of operational data is a thing of the past. The new Problem Insights dashboard puts key operational issues at your fingertips: Summarization of key issues per sysplex. A Problem Insights table that provides a synopsis of the key issues that are affecting the sysplexes that you select. Suggested Actions that offer actionable... [More]
In 2014, IBM Knowledge Center was launched to consolidate the product documentation for over 3000 IBM products and services. It now hosts some 60 million pages, including content that is published in over 30 languages. In June 2016, the new IBM Knowledge Center went live with a new appearance. The following updates are some of the new features that can help you find the information you are looking for: Search results now include information not only from the IBM Knowledge Center but also from other IBM sources, such as IBM Support... [More]