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.
On Thursday, September 1st at 10:00 a.m. US EDT , the OMEGAMON Development team will be hosting an OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Early Access Program (EAP) web conference. September 1st Focus Topic : Please join our next EAP featuring a live demo. of the proposed PARMGEN z/OS Discovery Library Adapter (DLA) integration based on 3Q16 beta design (applicable to PARMGEN-configured components in the IBM z Systems Management Suites). As part of our continued focus on deployment simplification, we want to provide an update to progress... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on August 10, 2016 . The cumulative monthly meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: ht t p :/ / w ww . i bm . c om / d ev e l op e r wo r k s/ c o mm u n it y / gr o u ps / s er v i ce / h tm l / co m m un i t yv i e w? c o mm u n it y U ui d = 5e 6 5 99 0 a -9 6 9 0- 4 2 e2 - 9 3b 1 - c2 2 6 7b e 7 62 0 c #f u l lp a... [More]
The CICS Development Center on developerWorks has a series of short, informative podcasts called "Did you say mainframe?" that explores a number of topics to help you learn about the latest updates from IBM and understand how to get the most out of your deployments. We recently recorded a session focused on OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM released earlier this year. If you're an existing OMEGAMON user who is interested in seeing what value this new agent can bring to your monitoring environment, or you are being... [More]
Announcing a new Beta for OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS as part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program. Today we are opening our Beta program for OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS with enhanced capabilities to monitor various Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) and their subsystems on z/OS. This Beta is part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we are developing to monitor JVMs... [More]
A set of user interface productivity enhancements to zSecure 2.2.0 has been made available in a Service Stream Enhancement (SSE) on July 30, 2016. Background IBM Security zSecure suite can help you protect your enterprise, detect threats, comply with policy and regulations and reduce costs. Most of the products run on the z/OS operating system. IBM Security zSecure Admin boosts productivity for RACF administrators. IBM Security zSecure Audit helps review the security of the system in various ways. IBM Security zSecure Alert is a... [More]
Next week SHARE rolls into Atlanta for the latest week of updates, hands-on labs and discussions around IBM z Systems. The full technical session agenda is available now to read through and pick the sessions you want to attend. For those of you interested in z/OS systems management and monitoring, IBM will have many useful sessions you might want to attend. I have listed just a few of them here now: MONDAY - AUGUST 1ST 10AM Session: 19841 Automated Performance Management on z/OS: Techniques And Best... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on June 29, 2016 . The cumulative monthly meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: htt p :// w ww. i bm. c om/ d eve l ope r wor k s/c o mmu n ity / gro u ps/ s erv i ce/ h tml / com m uni t yvi e w?c o mmu n ity U uid = 5e6 5 990 a -96 9 0-4 2 e2- 9 3b1 - c22 6 7be 7 620 c #fu l lpa g eWi d get I d=W a a62 f 018... [More]
We are pleased to announce a webinar this upcoming week entitled "Modern Development, Integration and Management with z/OS Connect and OMEGAMON for JVM". In this 1 hour session, Al Grega (IBM z Systems Software Global Sales Executive) and Chris Walker (IBM OMEGAMON Offering Manager) will discuss how offerings from IBM z Systems software are already enabling clients to modernize their mainframe infrastructure, leveraging existing assets to transform access to... [More]
On Thursday, July 28th at 1000am EST, the OMEGAMON Development team are hosting an EAP session to present more details about IBM OMEGAMON for Application Performance Management (APM). OMEGAMON for APM offers integration of z/OS resource data into the APM framework, allowing you to build cross platform views of your applications. There will also be a brief discussion of our design work which allows our customers to work with development to provide input to the planning process for the upcoming software releases. This effort helps us ensure... [More]
On December 11, 2015 IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.3 became generally available. Toleration support is available via the service stream as follows: OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V510 APAR OA48778 PTF UA80210 V530 APAR OA49613 PTF UA80219 OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS APAR OA48780 PTF V510 UA80212 PTF V530 UA80213 OMEGAMON End-to-End APAR OA49571 PTF V620 tbd ITCAM for CICS on z/OS APAR OA50357 PTF V73S UA81503 PTF V74S UA81504 OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS V510 APAR OA48722 PTF UA80052 V530 APAR OA48805 PTF ... [More]
With the availability of IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems V2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 in June 2016, the V2.2.0 documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center was also updated. The V2.2.0 documentation now covers all new features through V2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 and includes prebuilt PDF files . For information about the new IBM Knowledge Center , see Tips to help you find the right information in IBM Knowledge Center .
Operational Insights at a Glance – the journey begins! On June 30, 2016, we released IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems v2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 . With this Interim Feature, tedious searching through volumes of operational data is a thing of the past. The new Problem Insights dashboard puts key operational issues at your fingertips: Summarization of key issues per sysplex. A Problem Insights table that provides a synopsis of the key issues that are affecting the sysplexes that you select. Suggested Actions that offer actionable... [More]
The announcement letter for IBM Security zSecure suite 2.2.0 issued on October 1, 2015 contained a Statement of Direction about providing 64-bit addressing support on a future date. This support has become available on June 25, 2016 through a Service Stream Enhancement (SSE). This SSE also contains performance improvements and scoping enhancements that also apply to 31-bit addressing mode. Background IBM Security zSecure suite can help you protect your enterprise, detect threats, comply with policy and regulations and... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on May 25, 2016 . The cumulative monthly meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: http ://w ww.i bm.c om/d evel oper work s/co mmun ity/ grou ps/s ervi ce/h tml/ comm unit yvie w?co mmun ityU uid= 5e65 990a -969 0-42 e2-9 3b1- c226 7be7 620c #ful lpag eWid getI d=Wa a62f 018a 05a_ 4ca4 _b61 2_49 ffee 8039 8e&f ile=... [More]