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 for APM V5.4.0 was released in September 2016 as an "on-prem" offering, enabling resource monitoring for z-based application components. Last week, the cloud offering for Application Performance Management was refreshed and OMEGAMON for APM will be available as a "z system extension pack" for SaaS subscriptions. Even if a SaaS offering does not fit your needs, the Cloud Marketplace does include a "Live Demo" environment. This is a great opportunity for you to explore the whole IBM APM... [More]
Join us on April 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT with our speaker Dale Hodson for the webcast. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the Enhanced 3270UI we have planned a series of webinars. In the next... [More]
A Service Stream Enhancement (SSE) has been made available for the Access Monitor component of zSecure Admin 2.2.1 on March 30, 2017 to enable analytics processing. Insight Pack 3 for IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems (IOAz) 3.1 was made available around the same time, enabling IOAz to process Access Monitor statistics. Background IBM Secu rity zSe cure sui t e can help you protect your enterprise, detect threats, comply with policy and regulations and reduce costs. Most... [More]
New functions have been introduced and covered in the updates to the OMEGAMON® XE for IMS™ V530 . PTF UA 91324 (March 2017) introduces the following new feature and enhancement:
Database Details workspaces You can view information in the new Database Detail workspaces such as the date and time an error occurred and the type of error, which enables you to resolve errors faster and more efficiently. You can also view the health and efficiency of your database depending on its type:
For data entry databases (DEDBs), you can view... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on February 22, 2017 . The cumulative 2016-2017 meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details from our last call, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: h t t p : / / w w w . i b m . c o m / d e v e l o p e r w o r k s / c o m m u n i t y / g r o u p s / s e r v i c e / h t m l / c o m m u n i t y v i e w ? c o m m u n i t y U u i d = 5 e 6 5 9 9 0 a - 9 6 9 0 -... [More]
We are pleased to announce that support for (traditional) WebSphere Application Server V9 and Liberty has been added to ITCAM for Application Diagnostics on z/OS. Using this new enhancement, you can now perform detailed monitoring of performance on the latest levels of application server. The support is provided through an updated data collector (184.108.40.206), often referred to as the ITCAM Data Collector for WebSphere. When you configure and start the data collector it runs within the same Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as the application server and... [More]
To take over the configuration of an RTE from another user, you just need to supply the GBL_USER_JCL, the RTE high-level qualifier, and your preferred jobcard information. With these values, you can manipulate any RTEs previously created by someone else. To manage another user’s RTE, proceed as follows: 1. Start the installation and configuration tool by running the command EX 'gbl_target_hilev.TKANCUS'. ‘gbl_target_hilev’ is the high-level qualifier for the SMP/E target libraries where the products are installed. The... [More]
The OMEGAMON APM team will cover several topics, including: Where to access a Live Demo environment to explore today’s resource monitoring capability. An overview of our plans to deliver transaction tracking, including what has been implemented in our first beta drop. An overview of our plans to partner with AppDynamics. This is not your traditional OMEGAMON. It is very valuable to Application Owners who wish to quickly isolate transaction-related problems. It is a great DevOps tool , allowing application developers to... [More]
Dear Friends of System Automation, his is a friendly reminder not to forget about EOTC 2017 . We have managed a special rate for the hotel but this is only valid till April 3rd. There are still some rooms left, so take your chance!! The conference is planned from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English . Remember that the conference will last half a day longer than last year. Begin is on Monday at 1 PM, end is on Thursday at noon. This conference... [More]
The first beta download for OMEGAMON for APM V5.5.0 is ready! The first release of OMEGAMON for APM provided resource monitoring for application resources on the z platform. Specifically, visibility was given to z/OS, CICS, MQ/IIB, DB2 IMS and JVM application resources. With this beta package, visibility has been extended to include more JVM information and CTG resources as well. The most exciting new feature of OMEGAMON for APM V5.5.0 is transaction tracking. For this first beta drop, look for transaction... [More]
System Automation for z/OS V4.1 and Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.4.2 are now generally available. We are providing many valuable and requested capabilities with the new releases. To learn more about the new enhancements and updates you can have a look on the Knowledge Centers of the two products: For System Automation for z/OS V4.1 the KC link is here . For Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.4.2 the KC link is here . You also can have a look on the developerWorks... [More]
Join us on March 30, 2017 11 EDT as Dean Butler the Lead Developer will present the next webcast in our series. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the Enhanced 3270UI we have planned a series of... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Fix Pack 3 is now available for download from Fix Central. This Fix Pack contains the following enhancements: New workspaces that allow you to monitor CPU Pools in both z/VM 6.3 and z/VM 6.4.
CPU pooling provides the ability to define a limit on the amount of CPU resources
(in terms of real CP or IFL processors) that a group of z/VM guests are
allowed to consume in aggregate. One or more
virtual machines can be assigned to a CPU pool (a virtual
machine can be assigned to one CPU pool at a time) and... [More]
With the release today of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux 4.3.0 FP3, you may now manage your z/VM LPARs from an Ubuntu Linux guest within that LPAR. FixPack 3 supports running OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS and later. This is in addition to the current support for running on REHL and SLES. You will need to upgrade your ITM infrastructure to ITM 6.3 FixPack 7 in order to use this support.
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System Automation for z/OS 4.1 and Service Management Suite for z/OS 1.4.2 have been announced to provide new functions to optimize the efficiency and availability of critical systems and applications on IBM z... [More]
IBM Knowledge Center is the central location for finding and organizing information about IBM products. It offers a channel called Contact Us to hear customer voices. When you have confusions about our products or manuals, welcome to contact us. Here is the procedure: 1. If you have confusions about a topic, click Contact US at the bottom right of your browser. 2. Click Comment on this content from the popup. 3. Select one email application you prefer and then click OK . Take Yahoo! Mail for example. 4. The receiver... [More]
Next week SHARE takes place in San Jose for the latest round of updates, hands-on labs and discussions around IBM z Systems. The full tec hnic al s essi on a gend a 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 - MARCH 6TH 10AM Session: 20650 Discover the Top 10 Problems... [More]
Dear Friends of System Automation, This is your official Invitation for the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) in 2017. The conference is planned from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English . Remember that the conference will last half a day longer than last year. Begin is on Monday at 1 PM, end is on Thursday at noon. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by... [More]
Join us on March 2, 2017 at 11AM EST as Kay Maggi Lead Developer for the OMEGAMON Messaging team will continue the series of Modernizing your OMEGAMON Environment. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the... [More]