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.
If you run CICS you will now be able to get out of the box performance analysis with IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems V2.2 which adds real-time analysis on SMF Type 110 records. Performance and exception data from these records, combined with a wealth of IBM CICS log data, provide deep insights into CICS Transaction Server health and help to identify and resolve problems as they arise. Other new features include a lerting capabilities to enable users to become aware of unusual patterns within their operational data, r ole-based access... [More]
IBM Secu rity zSe cure sui t e 2.2.0 was announced on October 1, 2015 with a planned availability date of November 6, 2015. You can read the US announcement letter here . This release provides currency with z/OS V2R2, IMS 14, CICS V5R3, and Windows 10, extends the zSecure Audit Compliance Testing Framework and user interface for standards such as DISA-STIG and PCI-DSS, and adds or extends integration with IBM Security QRadar SIEM and IBM Security Identity Governance. Background IBM Security zSecure suite can help you... [More]
APAR PI37191 provides exploitation support for multi-threading, which is introduced with z13 hardware. Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) is a technique for improving the overall efficiency of CPU resources. When multi-threading is enabled and a unit of work (thread) running on a core encounters a cache miss and can no longer make progress, the core is able to switch to a different thread which is ready to execute. When multi-threading is enabled, new information is available in the SMF type 70 (CPU activity), SMF type 71... [More]
This video provides an overview of the new features in OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface 7.3 Interim Feature 1 (APAR OA48295). Learn more about the integration and capabilities of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite on ou r Yo u Tub e pl a yli s t .
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0 delivers faster problem resolution. See the full set of videos in our You Tube pla ylis t . Set variables in a user profile to tailor the enhanced 3270 user interface to your specific needs. In a second scenario, a network systems programmer solves problems with his network applications using OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0. He now has near-term history data in the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface, which is just what he needs. ... [More]
Hello everyone We have release a small ZIP package in FxCentral called: interim fix: TADZ-SMUZ-COGNOS-REPORTS This package will allow existing TADz V8R1 clients that has deployed Cognos Reporting to use the following 4 predefined reports: Back Level Report Discovered Product Use By Month Product Change Report (Product Changed) Product Change(Replaced Products) These reports will help users to quickly identify What has changed in their z/OS environment since the last check with TADz Inquisitor Help with cost management. ie What software... [More]
Hello everyone, ►►** 10/08/2015 UPDATE ** Meeting held on 10/07/2015. Thank you for your attendance! Presentation Materials: The presentation can be downloaded from the following link in SMC) System z community: URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=60fbca38-f84d-4df2-97e5-f37fd18c9042 Meeting Minutes: Furnished upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org... [More]
Are you going to install and use Enterprise COBOL V5 in your z/OS environment? Are you going to use the IWS (aka TWS) for z/OS PIF sample programs (like EQQPIFJC) or to create new ones to run with COBOL V5? Either case you might find usefull to read the following info about changes introduced with the new Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5. -There are new DD cards (like SYSMDECK and 15 SYSUTxx datasets) that are required by the COBOL compiler in... [More]
z/OS V2R2 was announced on July 28, 2015 with a planned availability date of September 30, 2015. Toleration fixes have been made available for zSecure 1.13.0, 1.13.1, 2.1.0, and 2.1.1. Background The zSecure for z/OS release numbers follow those of z/OS. For complete support of a z/OS release, you generally need the same release of zSecure. However, compatibility fixes are sometimes provided for earlier zSecure releases. Relevant APARs A list of compatibility APARs to date follows below. If later APARs are added, these will be... [More]
Event: Webcast followed by live Q&A Title: OMEGAMON XE for DB2 PE V5.3 Webcast. Learn what's new from the experts! Date: October 13, 2015 Time: 11:00 Eastern Time/15:00 GMT Speaker: Paul Kenney OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert V5.3 was released in May 2015. Do you know about all of the usability and performance enhancements added? We’ll cover: How you can increase your ability to quickly identify performance issues before they become performance problems. Performance... [More]
As part of the launch of the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS v5.3.0, we have created a demonstration video to help you learn how to enable Near-Term History in the enhanced 3270UI. If you enjoyed the video or found it useful don't forget to hit the like button to let us know! You can also go to the ismconnect home page and subscribe to receive notifications whenever a new video is uploaded. If you have suggestions for possible videos in the future or would like to leave some feedback, please add a comment below. Learn... [More]
Now that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0 is generally available, its time to learn about the business value delivered in this release. Watch the new videos, starting with "What's New...", on our YouTube playlist . Learn more about the integration and capabilities of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite on our You Tube pla ylis t .
This is the last of a series of posts about new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView V6.2.1. All are now available, as is the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3! We've commented on NFAs for expanded global variables, subnode name in the TEP, CNMSCATU, and DBAUTO. The last in this set expands message CNM493I. The APAR number is OA48181. This message logs a command driven from NetView's automation table processing. Its content is expanded to include the LABEL, ENDLABEL, or GROUP name where the automated... [More]
The SUP update under V8.1 of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery, 5698AA4 is now available. It has cumulative PTF maintenance up to UA78443. The updated PDF copy of Administration Guide and Reference (SC22-5474-00) is available for download. 1. TADz Wiki - http://tinyurl.com/IBM-TADzWiki 2. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/tadz/pdf_tadz_8.1.0.pdf 3. http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/tadz/pdf_tadz_8.1.0.pdf
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.3.0 Fix Pack 1, along with PTF UA78624 is now available and delivers improved metrics, integration to OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V.5.3.0 and additional support. The following improvements are being provided: Task History Improvements: Previously, Task History filtering only supported one decimal place for response time and CPU time. This is now increased to support up to 6 decimal places. Currently, when you enter task history you are presented with the most recent transactions. You can access task history... [More]
IBM has delivered a number of new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView for z/OS V6.2.1. Several of these were part of the announcement materials for the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3. We commented last week on expanded global variables. Another NFA gives customers the ability to specify the name used for the NetView subnode in the navigation tree in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. By default, the node uses the NetView domain name. A new CNMSTYLE statement, NACMD.SUBNODE, allows the name to be changed to a user-defined... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is getting Flashy OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 5.3.0 with Interim Feature 2 is providing support for the use of flash memory in Storage Class Memory. z/OS has supported Storage Class Memory since the introduction of the IBM zEC12 processor. Its use is becoming more prevalent and so OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is adding screens that give performance information that can help you insure the paging subsystem is making good use of this storage. Oh by the way, this feature is also beefing up our support for 4Hr Rolling... [More]
The objective of the Service Management Unite (SMU) Quickstart program is to assist the early adopters to begin using Service Management Unite. Advantages to you: Assistance with questions with SMU Assistance with deployment of SW pre-reqs incl. Jazz for Service Management Direct interaction with IBM zIT OPS and Development teams - giving you a better understanding of their environment, the value driven by SMU and needs for future enhancement development. What is involved: A Lead assigned... [More]
Come and get the new Dashboard Edition (DE) Situation Status Tree now as it is ready for your use. For 3270 focused z/OS users the Tivoli OMEGAMON Dashboard Edition on z/OS now includes the enhanced 3270 User Interface Situation Status Tree. Use the out of the box overview dashboard to visually view the last 4 hours of near term history and current status of your situations (exception condition alerts) . You need to install PTF UA77224 to the DE (MV310 FMID). Then for the OMNIMON BASE component you need the OB730 level... [More]