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.
Hello Everyone, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation for z/OS level 2 support. We have seen instances where a customer issue can be avoided by keeping up with HIPER and/or PE maintenance. Customers have asked how they can keep current with HIPER's and PE's. The answer is a SMP/E function called Enhanced Holddata that lists all the Hiper and PE maint for z/OS products. Customers can request this data and it is also shipped with all ESO's, Corrective Service orders and PDOs. Here is a... [More]
The OMEGAMON, System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS), NetView and Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS (TADz) development teams are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program and later possibly in a Beta Program for the IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS (SMSz). Initial foc us is on the Early Access Program with design discussions, participation in the Beta Program (with code download and installation) can be decided later. This program is a way for participants to follow... [More]
Today we announce the addition of OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS to the existing 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 in OMEGAMON XE for IMS. The beta program is a great way for you to evaluate the value of new OMEGAMON enhancements as they are being developed, and to interact directly with the OMEGAMON Development team. Program support includes receiving assistance... [More]
Easier use of SMSz The Service Management Suite for z/OS (SMSz) is now providing an installation overview, a configuration overview and documented integration scenarios, The installation chapter provides high level guidance about both the order of component product installation and the installation into separate zones (along with links to more detailed information). The configuration chapter provides guidance on the the order and basic configuration of Tivoli Management Services, the included monitoring agents, SAz, zNetView and... [More]
EOTC 2015 - Register Now! Dear Automation Experts, this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2015 . We have limited space available in our auditorium and therefore safe your seat and register as soon as possible! Registration is required for all attendees, including speakers. Only registered persons will get entrance to the conference. The special rate... [More]
In OMEGAMON XE for IMS v510 we released our first content in the new Enhanced 3270 User Interface. One of the very useful things that this interface allows us to do is show you information across your entire IMSplex – even across LPARs - on one screen. Lets start on our main workspace, KIPSTART. We'll be looking at the first subpanel, which shows a list of all of the IMSplexes in our environment, focusing on IMSplex IA1C for this scenario: Already, we notice that somewhere within the IMSplex, a locking condition has occurred.... [More]
Today we announced the 2015 Early Access and Beta Program for IBM's SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS offering. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we plan to develop for this leading IT Operations Analytics solution for z/OS. Please visit our developerWorks community for announcement details. Or contact the program coordinator to learn how you can participate.
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Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. I will be attending InterConnect and AOTC this year. I look forward to meeting the customers I have worked with over the years - don't hesitate to say hello!! See you there, John
Happy New Year to all. With APAR OA46638 and PTF UA75771, we have added a interim fix to help identify IBM products that are made available as IBM Bundled Suites. Please review the ++HOLD ACTION in the PTF for more details. We are working on a solution that will be released in the next release. Please contact email@example.com with any feedback and suggestions. Thank-you. Travis Kok (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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]
OMEGAMON zCAC Announcement: We will run the next OMEGAMON zCAC - Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015. This meeting will be held during the InterConnect 2015 conference ( htt p:// www. ibm. com/ clou d-co mput ing/ us/e n/in terc onne ct / ) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Hotel which runs from February 22nd through February 26th, 2015. If you are interested to join, please contact Kevin Hosozawa (email@example.com).
If this is your question, the answer is: YES, by accessing IBM Knowledge Center! IBM Knowledge Center is a single location where you find all IBM product documentation. After signing in with your IBM ID, you can create your own collection of pages by selecting them from any manuals of any product listed. From the collection, you can create your custom PDF, download it, and even share it with others. To create your custom PDF, complete the following procedure: In the Table of Contents tab, access the manual you want and locate the section that... [More]
AOTC Announcement: We will run the next AOTC (Automated Operations Technical Council) Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting from Thursday, February 26, 2015 until Friday February 27, 2015. This meeting will be held during the InterConnect 2015 conference ( http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/ ) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Hotel which runs from February 22nd through February 26th, 2015. If you are interested to join, please contact Uwe Gramm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This affects any address spaces that execute PGM=KLV, namely: z/OS ITM TEMS, z/OS OMEGAMON TEMAs, and z/OS OMEGAMON CUAs Previously a TIME RESET command would need to be issued to each address space after the z/OS system local clock was changed. With APAR OA46343, the code will check every quarter of an hour for a change of more than two minutes, forward or backward, in the z/OS system local clock; if a change is detected, the ITM Engine clock is resynchronised with the z/OS system local time. Using... [More]
In December 2014, we shipped Interim Feature 1 for our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS v1.2 Insight Pack offerings. This Interim Feature focuses on making work with our IT Operations Analytics solution for System z even easier and more secure. Please visit us in our developerWorks community to learn in detail about the enhancements included in this release. The community forum is a great place to ask questions about our solution and how it can help you in managing your IT Operations... [More]
IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS version 3.4 or higher provides Relational Data Services (RDS) that enables you to create, modify and query relational tables similar to SQL. There is an enhancement that supports now the parameter TARGET for command INGRDS. This helps you to access and replicate RDS tables located on remote systems. Install the PTF for APAR OA46166 in order to use this enhancement. Usage Scenario There is a master RDS table on system A . On system B you want a SA REXX program to modify the remote master table. On system C... [More]
Stay informed with automated alerts We know it's hard to stay informed. That's why we have a system that will e-mail you when new fixes or alerts come out. You create a profile indicating what kinds of information you're interested in, so you only receive the information you're looking for. There are different types of automated information: Support Subscriptions can be set up via My Notifications Allows you to receive security advisories and alerts that maintenance fixes are available. See the website for the complete list of... [More]
On December 19, 2014 a new service stream enhancement (SSE) to zSecure Audit 2.1.1 has become generally available, adding additional compliance checks for the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for z/OS from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Following the support added for IBM MQ for z/OS in zSecure 2.1.1, this SSE focuses on compliance checks for MQ. Background The Security Technical Implementation Guide from DISA provides a framework for ensuring that security is set up properly. IBM Security zSecure Audit... [More]