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Join us for a complimentary webcast as we discuss how using Tivoli ® OMEGAMON XE to improve zEnterprise ® monitoring—interfaced with System Automation for z/OS ® —can minimize the time it takes to find and fix problems. Proactive automation enables correlation of problems across applications and drives automated problem resolution without manual overhead. This webcast will give examples of zEnterprise situations where having OMEGAMON ® and System Automation working together can proactively resolve problems. Learn how... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. Even though I don't support GDPS, it does sit on top of NetView/SA and I received the following information today. You may find it useful if you are also running GDPS/PPRC. Thanks, John This newsletter is being sent to highlight two GDPS V3R9 PTFs in error, which can result in HyperSwap integrity problems with symptoms that include unwarranted system resets and/or lost updates during swap processing. PTF UK83124 contains an error in program logic that can... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our next call, Michael Crump (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Architect) , will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI/Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager and answer your questions live on: =========================================================================================== Session#1 * : 7/24/2013 (Wednesday) @ 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET (US) Session#2 * : 7/25/2013... [More]
Now with OMEGAMON XE for zOS V5.1.1 just announced you can be aware your zAware has found an issue. The US announcement letter is here: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=AN&subtype=CA&htmlfid=897/ENUS213-273&appname=USN IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 offers new visibility and proactive notifications of IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (zAware), which is an integrated, self-learning, analytics solution for IBM z/OS that helps identify unusual system behavior in near... [More]
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.omegamon_xezos.doc/welcome/welcome_omxezos511.htm Check out the New in this release topic. You can also check out this short video about the new zAware Analysis workspace on YouTube: zAware Analysis work spac e: htt ps:/ /www .you tube .com /wat ch?v =nfm rznd lWW 0 The following publications were updated for this... [More]
A new version of the enhanced 3270 User Interface Guide is available. This version of the guide is available with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Management Services Version 6.3 Fix Pack 1. The guide is available at: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.omegamon_share.doc_188.8.131.52/e3270/e3270_interface.htm Check out the New in this release topic to see what’s new. You can also check out these short videos about the new features on YouTube: Logon administration and hub connectivity: ... [More]
The Enhanced 3270UI can now be super charged with some new enhancements just shipped. This applies to all Enhanced 3270UI OMEGAMONs today. New workspaces supplied for the Tivoli Monitoring Hub Connectivity Administration workspaces assist you with the use of the enhanced 3270 user interface with getting monitoring started quickly. Administration panels are provided that verify the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Hub Connectivity Administration for first time logon and subsequent logon verification, which can be easily managed at any time. The... [More]
Check out these short videos about new features that apply to all enhanced 3270UI OMEGAMONs (these links will open in a new window on YouTube): Logon administration and hub connectivity User interface features Browsing, locating and cloning a workspace Setting user preferences And a short video about the new zAware workspace on the enhanced 3270UI for OMEGAMON XE on z/OS: zAware Analysis workspace UPDATE: The videos are also available in flash video formal... [More]
Are you aware that the z/VM DLA that you already have, which comes with both TADDM and TBSM, will support the newly announced release of the z/VM Operating System, z/VM 6.3? The z/VM DLA will support z/VM 6.3 with the same functionality as in previous releases of z/VM.
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. Are you running NetView v6r1 and wondering if a message was automated or not? There is a easy way to tell using the Canzlog. Issue NetView command: BR CANZLOG to pull up the Canzlog. Then put your cursor on a message and hit enter - I selected FKX701I in this case. Notice how AutoTime shows none? This means that the message was NOT automated on. Here is an example of a message that was automated on - DSI020I. You will notice that AutoTime is set to 1 msec.... [More]
Dear All, if you are interested in seeing what's new in Tivoli System Automation for z/OS or if you are even keen on trying out the latest code in development, then you are welcome to join our Transparent Development program now and benefit from presentations, webcasts, demos that the development team created for you and published in the Transparent Development community on developerWorks. A forum is in place where you also can interact directly with the members of the development team to give feedback... [More]
Hello. I am working as RACF Admin and Systems Programmer from last 25 years. Our actual Host is near to its end-of-life. But I don't like to lose contact with this environment. For this reason, I am searching for *free* similar resources available as a way to improve my knowledge of the diverse tools and subsystems (well-known and new) available in current IBM Mainframe Systems. I am not thinking in the usual IBM Courses nor in free resources inside DW, IBM itself, and so. I've read some time ago about some Prometric exams freely... [More]
Yesterday, IBM made a number of important product announcements for new IBM zEnterprise BC12 and IBM zEnterprise EC12 systems. If you are a GDPS or SA z/OS ProcOps user, please read and use the following System Automation for z/OS service information: In order to tolerate the Support Element and Hardware Management Console firmware version 2.12.1 of the new announced IBM zEnterprise BC12 mainframe server (D/T2828) and to support the firmware version 2.12.1 of the IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server (D/T2827), the following APARs/PTFs need to... [More]
In order to tolerate the Support Element and Hardware Management Console firmware version 2.12.1 of the new announced IBM zEnterprise BC12 mainframe server (D/T2828) and to support the firmware version 2.12.1 of the IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server (D/T2827), the following APAR/PTFs need to be applied: FMID APAR PTF COMMENT HSAL110 OA42054 UA69445 IACz 1.1... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 . We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail ( email@example.com... [More]