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.
Dear Friends of System Automation, This is your official Invitation for the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) in 2017. The conference is planned from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English . Remember that the conference will last half a day longer than last year. Begin is on Monday at 1 PM, end is on Thursday at noon. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by... [More]
Join us on March 2, 2017 at 11AM EST as Kay Maggi Lead Developer for the OMEGAMON Messaging team will continue the series of Modernizing your OMEGAMON Environment. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on January 11, 2017 . The cumulative 2016-2017 meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details from our Jan. 11th call, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: h t t p : / / w w w . i b m . c o m / d e v e l o p e r w o r k s / c o m m u n i t y / g r o u p s / s e r v i c e / h t m l / c o m m u n i t y v i e w ? c o m m u n i t y U u i d = 5 e 6 5 9 9 0 a - 9 6 9... [More]
Occasionally, you might need to remove a subsystem from a particular runtime environment. You should thoroughly clear out all the runtime members that are no longer used in your production libraries. To remove subsystems from your runtime environment using PARMGEN, perform as follows: 1. Define the RTE that you want to configure. a. Start the installation and configuration tool by running the command EX 'gbl_target_hilev.TKANCUS' where gbl_target_hilev is the high-level qualifier for the SMP/E target libraries where the products are... [More]
The IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems V3.1.0 documentation is available in the IBM Knowledge Center . The documentation includes prebuilt PDF files . You might also want to review " Tips to help you find the right information in IBM Knowledge Center ." For more information about the product, see the announcement "... [More]
IBM InterConnect 2017 - Las Vegas (19-23 March) There will be 30+ z ITSM sessions, including several focusing on OMEGAMON, throughout the week at InterConnect 2017 including breakouts, panels, meet the experts, technical demos and hand-on labs (including two focused on OMEGAMON). Additionally you can register for 1-on-1 meetings with zITSM subject matter experts and executive briefing sessions. For more information: http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/ z IT Service Management User Group @ InterConnect (23-24 March) The... [More]
Happy New Year from the OMEGAMON development team. We would like to invite you to our next installment of our Enhanced 3270UI Webcast Series on January 26 2017 at 11am EST which will have a specific focus on CICS monitoring and presented by lead developer, Mick Harris. OMEGAMON for CICS is a mature, robust and trusted product and recent enhancements - available only through the Enhanced 3270UI - deliver the function required for monitoring today's complex environments where CICS transaction interact with other subsystems such as MQ, DB2 and... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on October 26, 2016 . The cumulative 2016 meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details from our October 26th call, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: h t t p : / / w w w . i b m . c o m / d e v e l o p e r w o r k s / c o m m u n i t y / g r o u p s / s e r v i c e / h t m l / c o m m u n i t y v i e w ? c o m m u n i t y U u i d = 5 e 6 5 9 9 0 a - 9 6 9 0... [More]
The fix pack 2 level of OMEGAMON XE for Messaging v7.3.0 provides more than just fixes! New features have been added for IBM MQ monitoring and for IBM Integration Bus monitoring. With fix pack 2, MQ SMDS monitoring is supported, message monitoring allows you to create situations to alert based on messages on queues, you can dynamically change your MQ monitoring parameters from the Enhanced 3270 UI, and much more. Please see the following link to review the full list of what is new with fix pack 2: ... [More]
IBM Security zSecure suite 2.2.1 was announced on October 25, 2016 with a planned availability date of December 9, 2016. You can read the US announcement letter here . This release provides live SMF event streaming to IBM Security QRadar SIEM, enhanced alerting capability in zSecure Alert based on specific access events captured by zSecure Admin Access Monitor, improved scalability through exploitation of 64-bit addressing mode, new policies in zSecure Command Verifier including the ability to link denial of access to an external... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux is completely supported on z/VM 6.4. All functionality included on OM XE on z/VM and Linux 4.3.0 FP2 is available on the latest release of z/VM with no additional OMEGAMON updates required.
During the process of creating and configuring a brand new RTE, you may encounter lots of unexpected problems especially when you are a beginner. Don't worry, today, we'll show you a video demo guiding you to complete creating an RTE with the latest PARMGEN DLA feature. We'll highlight the following parts in our video: 1. Take you through scenario QCF10--configuring a sharing-with-SMP/E runtime environment with a hub monitoring server . This is a very detailed step-by-step guide, and for the purpose of covering all kinds of... [More]
z/VM V6R4 was announced on October 25, 2016 with a planned availability date of November 11, 2016. Toleration fixes have been made available beforehand for zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM 1.11.1 and 1.11.2 and for zSecure for z/OS 2.1.0, 2.1.1, and 2.2.0. Background IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM helps you protect your z/VM systems. You can feed the data collected by its zSecure Collect for z/VM (CKVCOLL) component into IBM Security zSecure Admin and zSecure Audit. This allows comprehensive analysis including both z/OS and z/VM... [More]
The OMEGAMON development team is inviting you to join us on our fourth installment of the Enhanced 3270UI Webcast Series on December 1 at 11AM EST . On November 11 2016, IBM OMEGAMON for Storage V540 became generally available . Key updates include the addition of monitoring for FICON director, integration with other OMEGAMON data and key problem solving scenarios, plus how the bolstering of data available within the Enhanced 3270UI simplifies configuration, reduces the need for distributed... [More]
OMEGAMON Performance Mgt Suite customers and any OMEGAMON XE zOS customers can now do in the Enhanced 3270UI Memory Listing and Memory Zapping (with proper security authorizations). Check out the Technote. OMEGAMON zOS Technote