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.
Important information for former AOTC participants and PULSE participants with focus on IBM System z products : Below you will find the basic information announcing and inviting you to Pulse which we will again be a part of so I also want to add some AOTC (Automated Operations Technical Council) specific information. The most important information below is that the call to speakers is open and we need speakers. Accepted speakers will again be provided with a free conference pass. Topics around automation, monitoring, scheduling,... [More]
Hello System Automation for z/OS users, please be aware of a small enhancement of IBM System Automation for z/OS® V3.4 delivered in August this year. This small enhancement is related to the policy update through a flat file. If you require to update the PROCESSOR INFORMATION policy through a flat file, please install this support. For further information including this enhancement's documentation please visit the Support and Important Information section of the System Automation for z/OS® wiki (... [More]
IBM Security zSecure 2.1 was co-announced with z/OS V2R1 on July 23, 2013 and became generally available on September 6, 2013. On October 1, 2013 IBM has announced a number of new product releases in the information management area with a planned availability date of October 25, 2013, including IBM DB2 11 for z/OS , IBM Information Management System (IMS) 13 , and IBM InfoSphere Guardium 9.1 . The Vulnerability Assessment module of IBM InfoSphere Guardium 9.1 will... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. A change was made in NetyView V5R4 that causes CLOSE IMMED to be converted to CLOSE STOP if NetView wasn't already terminating. This is documented under the IMMED option in the help for the CLOSE command. This design change was made to prevent severe actions from taking place when they aren't required. This change is also part of NetView V6R1. If CLOSE IMMED is issued again or after a CLOSE STOP or any other case where NetView was already terminating, it is... [More]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our ongoing open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our Sept. open Q&A calls: September 25, 2013 : OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN R&D Development team will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: PARMGEN FAQs, Best Practices and Tips and answer your questions live on: ================================================================================ Session#1 * : 9/25/2013 (Wednesday) @ 7 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET (US) Session#2 *... [More]
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. The Management Suite provides a complete z/OS platform management and monitoring capability for the operating system, networks, and storage subsystem. You can access this information center at: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.omegamon_zms.doc/zms_welcome.htm
IBM Security zSecure 2.1 has become generally available on 09/06/2013. You can read the US announcement letter here . Notable features include: * a user interface to ease rule-based compliance reporting against standards such as DISA-STIG (the Security Technical Implementation Guide from the Defense Information Systems Agency) and GSD331/ISeC (a global services document with security controls documentation from IBM). *automatic collection of DB2 catalog resource data including databases, table spaces, storage groups, sequences,... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. Are you looking for a way to audit who issues System Automation commands? Or just want to make a notation in the netlog when a System Automation command is issued? The INGCNTL command can do that for you. Issue command: INGCNTL SET COMMAND_LOGGING=YES and every time a SA command is issued, a AOF705I message will be written to the netlog containing the command and the options used along with the userid or autotask that issued the command. Here is an... [More]
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS: Flashes - TITLE: Do not apply UA69205 or UA69877 if you run OMEGAMON Dedicated mode (Classic OMEGAMON Channel Attached - known as "the Console of Last Resort") - URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21647616 - ABSTRACT: PTFs UA69205 and UA69877 may cause system outages when running OMEGAMON Dedicated Mode (KOMPROC). Do not apply these PTFs if you are running OMEGAMON Dedicated Mode. They do not cause any problems with the E3270UI or OMEGAMON in VTAM mode.
We had a busy week at SHARE in Boston. Download the OMEGAMON and NetView for z/OS presentations and see what you missed: 14073: What’s New with System z Monitoring with OMEGAMON - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14073.html 13498: Managing z/VM & Linux Performance Best Practices - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session13498.html 14121: OMEGAMON XE for Storage - Hints and Tips to Improve Performance and Usage - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14121.html 14163: OMEGAMON XE for Storage... [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). We have 2 sets of open Q&A calls this month of August (4 sessions total - please optionally attend either Session#1 -or- Session#2 on 8/21/2013 and again, on 8/28/2013 ): Set 1: August 21, 2013 : Dale Hodson (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Developer) and team, will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) and its Components and... [More]
The Mainframe Networks short videos that were posted to YouTube in July are now available for download from this website (developerWorks) at the following link: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20System%20z%20Monitoring%20and%20Application%20Management/page/Media%20Gallery%20for%20OMEGAMON%20XE%20for%20Mainframe%20Network
Presentation at the SHARE conference in Boston this week gave an overview and deep dive into scenarios of how OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.1 brings a new level of performance monitoring to z/OS networking! Presentation: https://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session13295.html