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.
Earlier today, IBM shared its point of view on the future of the data center with Smarter Computing V3 , a cross-IBM set of products and technologies that enable a smarter planet through Cloud, Data and Security.
A central focus is IBM Enterprise Systems (zEnterprise EC12 and Power)
and their ability to deliver exceptional value through a Cloud-optimized
IT infrastructure. We've seen how organizations have been able to
leverage IBM Enterprise Systems to achieve significant benefits. Take
the City of Honolulu for example which was able... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with System Automation level 2 support. Here is my SA Support Blog for September. SA v3r4 has been out for a few months now. There is one apar that my interest you if you are running SA 3.4 with the AON Tower enabled. This caused message: DSI234I DUPLICATE COMMAND 'DDFPANEL' DETECTED If you see this message, please review apar OA39825. Thanks, John
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support and this months blog entry. If you are planning on installing NetView v6r1, it is important to note that the install requires a IPL to pick up SSI changes. Have a look at this section for IEFSSNxx in the NetView Installation: Getting Started manual: http://publibfi.dhe.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/ENVI6201/2.3.4?SHELF=env2bk41&DT=20110721113801#HDRIEFSSN Note usage note number 2 where is states a restart of MVS is required: 2. Any subsystem name that you define for the NetView... [More]
NetView for z/OS has a long list of IP Management capabilities. Now available is a quick start procedure to enable the IP management functions in Netview v5.4 and v6.1. For those using Netview for other purposes like automated operations, use this guide to quickly configure and start using NetView's IP Management tools. Click Enabling IP Management in NetView for z/OS v5.4 or v6.1.
The IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS Beta code drop starts week of 15 Oct 2012. The Beta program will provide participants with the
opportunity to get an early look at the future release and provide
early feedback directly to the Development team. For more information please
contact development team at email@example.com.
Worldwide Announcement & Request for Participants in IBM Tivoli's NetView for z/OS V6.next Transparent Development Program! The Transparent Development Program (consisting of an early access
program as well as a beta program) will provide participants with the
opportunity to get an early look at a future release and provide
early feedback directly to the Development team. For more information please
contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky, I am a System's Programmer for a large specialty insurance company with over $100 billion in total assets and approximately 65,000 employees.We run various IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® products to monitor our 4 - way production Parallel Sysplex running z/OS® 1.12, IMS®V11, CICS® 4.2, DB2® V9 , and... [More]
New Technical Q&A is posted on using NetView's automation table functions, Canzlog consolidated log configuration, and installation configuration tips. New postings are added weekly to the NetView for z/OS Wiki.
KGWRM messages: The OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component monitoring exit (TxnMonitor) provides its own set of log and trace messages. If this is a Gateway daemon, the messages are written to the STDERR file by default. If this is a WebSphere Application Server instance, the messages are written to the SYSPRINT file of the SERVANT region by default. The following message information was updated and will appear in the v5.1.0 OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS Troubleshooting Guide under the OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component messages upon the next refresh... [More]
With the OMEGAMON e3270ui user interface there can be times the user sees "No Data" conditions on the 3270. Â The attached document is a first place to look for the most common reasons this may happen. Â It also has a beginner guide to all the major components you need in order to see e3270ui workspace data.Â Trobleshooting e3270ui No-Data OMEGAMON V1.2 T
Since the "smartphone" boom with the release of the iPhone, mobile technology has grown at an astounding rate. Mobile computing offers business massive opportunities to expand and become more productive. But tapping into this potential requires preparation to contain development costs. Start off with a good understanding of how IBM CICS can help you achieve your business goals for mobile. Click on the following link to download or playback the webcast: CICS goes mobile
The SA z/OS team just provided an APAR with zEnterprise EC12 Toleration support. APAR number is OA39856, PTFs are available for SA z/OS 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 releases. The APAR provides the necessary support to tolerate the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe systems as target for the SA z/OS hardware interfaces.
Tivoli Workload Scheduling for Z What's Next?
Do you want to know the " Next Feature" in the
world of Workload Auto mati on/S ched ulin g? Follow the new Webcast meeting! Save the Date September 05 th 2012 - 3 PM CEST, 1 PM GMT, 9 AM ET (USA) September 6 th 2012 - 8 AM CEST, 1 AM GMT (for AP Geo) For registration send email to flor iana .fer rara @it. ibm. com or go to registration link
Integration between IBM Security zSecure Audit 1.13.0 and QRadar SIEM 7.0 has become generally available on July 31, 2012. This integration allows sending z/OS, RACF, ACF2, Top Secret, DB2, and CICS events from the System Management Facilities (SMF) log to QRadar SIEM. zSecure Audit enriches the event data with information from the security database and system snapshot (CKFREEZE) information. QRadar SIEM QRadar SIEM is a next-generation Security Information and Event Management solution by Q1 Labs . It... [More]
The NetView for z/OS Media Gallery now has two additional videos. Click here for the full list of videos. Discovery Manager in NetView for z/OS : Uncover IP management gems using discovery manager in Tivoli Netview for z/OS. DVIPA Support in NetView for z/OS : This video provides an overview of DVIPA support within Tivoli NetView for z/OS. The library contains around 15 videos and is an excellent way to learn about NetView and stay current on the value the product provides in both Network Management and Automation. To learn more check out... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with System Automation level 2 support. I am going to blog once a month from a Level 2 perspective. This month I am focusing on the migration to v3r3. Be sure to the following sections on migrating from SA 3.2 to 3.3 in the Planning and Installation guide: APPENDIX1.5.1 Migration Steps to SA z/OS 3.3 http://publibfi.dhe.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/INGPI502/APPENDIX1.5.1?SHELF=ingkya23&DT=20110627151029&CASE= APPENDIX1.5.2 Migration Notes and Advice when Migrating from SA z/OS 3.2... [More]
This self-paced audio-visual course provides an overview of the System Automation for z/OS 3.4 functional differences as they relate to implementation and administration. This is is the first of three courses in a set of courses that cover implementation and administration differences. The other two courses provide demonstrations and additional details on specific topics. The functional differences associated with operational commands are covered in a separate set of courses. Links: SA z/OS 3.4 Difference - Overview
The Fix Level Recommendation Tool (FLRT) provides cross-product compatibility information and fix recommendations for IBM products. It enables you to: Plan upgrades of key components or to verify the current health of a system. Enter your current levels of firmware and software to receive a recommendation. When
planning upgrades, enter the levels of firmware or software you want to
use, so you can verify levels and compatibility across products before
you upgrade. Products supported by this service include software products that run on... [More]