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.
This is John Arnesen with a NetView and System Automation Level 2 support blog.
Are you running NetView v6r1 and seeing issues with MVS Message Automation? Issues like MVS messages not getting automated on, or what looks like hangs in message automation processing? Please note this issue can be seen in NetView, System Automation or GDPS MVS Message Processing. This is most likely caused by a Canzlog problem. Even if you are not using Canzlog, it is involved with Message Automation in v6r1. NetView message automation was changed in... [More]
Note: this entry was cross-posted in
the Application Performance Management community of Service Management Connect .
December 2012 saw the release of ITCAM for Transaction V7.3 FP1 .
This release contains a number of significant enhancements for users
of CICS Transaction Server (CICS) and CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS
TG) to extend the transaction tracking capability. ITCAM for
Transactions provides an end-to-end view of your transaction flows
with response times. For some monitored components, such as CICS, you
can link directly... [More]
Dear Automation Experts, this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2013. The conference will be held Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, 2013
in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be
English. Register now at https://events.paxido.com/EOTC-2013/ 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... [More]
When you are upgrading OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks to
V510 and using PARMGEN, here are a few parameters you should verify have the new values: ICAT
and PARMGEN preserve previous configuration values. Mainframe
Networks 510 has new LIMIT and MINIMUM values New/higher
values required for Mainframe Networks 510: – KN3SYSIN •
LIMIT(23,X) o KN3_X_AGT_STORAGE_LIMIT_EXTENDED 23 •
MINIMUM(768000,X) o KN3_AGT_STORAGE_MINIMUM_EXTENDED 768000 – PDS •
SHARE in San Francisco, Feb 3-8, is here! Join us for some great sessions on z/OS network management: 12780: Understanding The Impact Of The Network On z/OS Performance Speaker: Ed Woods 12779: What's New for z/OS Network Performance Monitoring with OMEGAMON Speaker: Dean Butler 12781: Using NetView for z/OS for Enterprise-Wide Event Management and Automation Speaker: Mike Bonett 12774: Get Up and Running With NetView IP Management Speakers: Kirk Bean and Larry Green Talk to us and see... [More]
We have many OMEGAMON sessions next week at Share in San Francisco. Please stop by and say hello also in the Exhibit area where we will running OMEGAMON demo's. Here are just a few of the session you can see next week on OMEGAMON. What’s New with System z Monitoring with OMEGAMON - Session 12617 OMEGAMON v5 Enhanced 3270 Hands-on Lab Session 12789 Lunch and Learn: (who says there is no free lunch?) - OMEGAMON V5 improves problem management for increased system availability - ... Session - 13155: Speeding Performance Problem Solving... [More]
is some information on recorded training sessions on PARMGEN. There are
two sessions (Part 1 and Part 2). Latest PARMGEN info can be found here . Support Technical
Exchange (STE): Title **Part 2** Good news for maintenance windows - install,
configure and upgrade OMEGAMON/ITM suite faster using JOBGEN/PARMGEN Course number 20121001102132516 Date 01/09/2013 @ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (US) Description This Support Technical Exchange (STE) session plans to
cover the following topics: ** Part 2 is focused on the live... [More]
For OMEGAMON and ITM customers we have provided a new sample workspace for customers to use in the e3270ui. The KOBSITEC workspace allows the ITM Situation Events to show on the e3270ui. This workspace is part of PTF UA67643. Once installed call the workspace to see the current ITM Situation status on your e3270ui. Check out the example display. Invoke the workspace with a "=KOBSITEC" on the command line. Proactive monitoring is so important to allow situations to run on each system and alert you... [More]
A new NetView for z/OS v6.1 SVCLOG61 Serviceability Clist is available for download. This Clist logs diagnostic information for the local NetView v6.1 including
environment data, resources used, defaults, security options, and
CNMSTYLE data. An option is provided to collect a NetView dump. This
Clist should be used before submitting log data to IBM Service. For more information and other great NetView resources go to the NetView Wiki.
IBM Tivoli System z Experts set the record straight on common myths about system z monitoring, service availability and performance management There’s a lot of misleading information out there, thanks to repeated rumors, studies that get disproved and false advertising claims. Below, we set the record straight on common myths. Myth: #199 - 'Now that I have IBM zAware, I no longer need my OMEGAMON performance monitors and NetView automation' Fact: Not True: Actually it’s just the opposite. Using traditional monitoring and automation... [More]
The following messages relate to security in the OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.0 product. These messages concern the RKANPARU(KDSENV) parameter, KM5_SECURITY _ACTION_CLASS= and will be added to the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.0 Troubleshooting documentation upon the next refresh: KM5ACT010E Security Class not specified. KDSENV) parameter KM5_SECURITY_ACTION_CLASS is missing or null. Explanation: Issuing a Take Action command from the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface or a M5 command from the Tivoli Enterprise Portal requires a... [More]
If you’re like many mainframe IT professionals, you’ve heard about this phenomenon sweeping the industry called “Cloud." And, perhaps you thought,“Hey, we’ve always had cloud on the mainframe. We've been doing this for the last 20 years with virtualized operating systems!" Yet, when you take a closer look, the distributed platform has built on the mainframe model with three concepts that add extreme value: 1) self-service provisioning, 2) elastic scaling, and 3) a new lifecycle element called DevOps that enables time-to-value of... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support and this months blog entry on the Security Exposure for CNMEUNIX security and integrity (SEC/INT) apars. The original apars (OA41059, OA41060, and OA41061) encountered error: IEB127I RECFM INCOMPATIBLE -- INPUT RECFM=FB OUTPUT RECFM=VB during the ACCEPT processing. The apars have been marked as PE, and the following three apars are available as replacements: OA41131 (v1r4), OA41132 (v6r1), and OA41127 (v5r4). The apars just closed and ptf build will begin shortly. Please open a pmr... [More]
You can download a compressed file that contains the BookManager books or a compressed file that contains the PDF books from the NetView for z/OS information center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc/ic-homepage.html Expand "NetView for z/OS" in the contents pane (on the left) and look for "BookManager Books" or "PDF Books". Compressed files for BookManager books and PDF books are also available for some previous versions. In the contents pane, look under... [More]
Article Date: 01 Nov 2009 '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: Our IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Network V4.10 monitoring agent appears to spike in CPU usage once a day, and the spike appears for over 10 minutes! Any idea what could be the problem? - Spike Dear Spike: It appears you are collecting a large amount of... [More]