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.
Hello Community, this entry means to summarize the main TWSz enhancement that more strongly affected Workload Service Assurance, both in terms of performances and in terms of improved functionalities. TWS for z/OS 8.3.0 Making Risk Level changes more effective by ignoring not critical deadlines and improving times calculations for Critical Job table entries Apar PM07794 has determined a functional improvement that can be activated by means of two new BATCHOPT keywords, IGNOREDEADL(YES,NO) and TIMEDEPCHK(YES,NO). IGNOREDEADL allows TWSz to... [More]
Hi Community please have a look to the following documents where the benefits of this feature are illustrated ! Do you need to condition the start of a job to a specific return code of a predecessor job? Would you like to shorten your workload execution time by conditioning the start of a job to a specific step return code without waiting the whole job execution? Conditional logic feature is what can help you to realize these scenarios. The feature is well described in the TWS for z/OS Managing the Workload manual (there is a dedicated... [More]
A new viewlet introduces the IBM® Tivoli® Event Pump for z/OS® Version 4.2.2 functions and advantages. It describes the data sources and event feeds that Event Pump supports and how the events that are collected from programs that are running on z/OS systems are processed to show state in Netcool/OMNIbus and Tivoli Business Service Manager. It also shows an example of an end-to-end solution for enterprise-wide event management. You can access this viewlet on the Event Pump for z/OS page in the Tivoli Media Gallery: ... [More]
When you are making global entry changes (KC2GLBxx) and you want these changes to be picked up, a simple OMEG RECYCLE will suffice. You do not have to recycle your CICS region or recyle the classic started task or even perform a OMEG SHUT, OMEG REMOVE or OMEG INIT for that matter. The only time you need to do anything other than a OMEG RECYCLE is if the name of your GLOBAL (KC2GLBxx) has changed. Then you need to update the DD card in the CICS region. In this case, however, you do need to recycle the CICS region. Note: It is very important... [More]
IBM Security zSecure 1.13 has become generally available today (11/11/11). Notable features include: * automatically detecting active CICS and IMS regions and reporting on those, with a focus on reporting on transactions and programs * ability to annotate user ID displays with data from external files (e.g. human resources data) * enhancements to the zSecure Admin Access Monitor component introduced in 1.11, allowing collection of additional detail as well as better and faster consolidation This release provides currency with z/OS V1R13 as... [More]
Get the details on what OMEGAMON XE customers are talking about; the
new PARMLIB method of OMEGAMON configuration Some early users have voiced there enthusiastic approval of this configuration method available for OMEGAMON XE and related products: “It’s more like the methods I’m used to and far easier than before.” “This is more intuitive and I was able to quickly locate, update, and
implement a few parameters without rebuilding my production environment.” The PARMLIB configuration method is particularly suitable for the following types of... [More]
'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, I am a Systems Programmer for a large financial institution which operates over 500 banking centers across several provinces. We have assets of more than $30 billion and have over 7500 employees. Additionally, we are among the 10 largest financial institutions by market capitialization. We... [More]
The 2011 North American System Availability Roadshow is well under way, with stops this week in Atlanta and Dallas. Customers are learning how to get additional value from Tivoli products and solutions they already have, how to use existing automation and network management capabilities they didn't know were there, and the value that Tivoli system availability products offer through integration. In some cases, this can result in cost savings by allowing the customer to remove a narrowly focused point product. Customers have been very... [More]
Here is a great link that enables you to reach the OMEGAMON suite of products instantly.
OMEGAMON XE product line The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON family of products provides a comprehensive
performance and availability solution to proactively analyze and manage
operating systems, databases or other environments for optimal performance. It
helps you detect bottlenecks and other potential performance problems from
multiple vantage points, and quickly isolates and takes action automatically to
resolve these issues.
We are all in the process of digesting the education that is available to us on social media. While we are digesting what has been given to us, the truth is that more education is needed to convince the unconvinced that social networking sites and internal, employee-based social communities do change business processes and do produce tangible customer and business outcomes. It's time to become more collaborative, communicative, and
efficient. Check out the link below, it contains some valuable information and also quotes IBM's Ed... [More]
Recently I found myself perusing various articles and presentations on using the Tivoli Enterprise Portal and especially on workspace usage. I found a neat little setting within the Tivoli Enterprise Portal that enables you to refresh the data that is displayed in your workspace on demand or at a set interval. Suppose you have a workspace in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal that you want to run in automatic update mode. In the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, you can go to View>Refresh Every and specify the refresh interval you want when you view your... [More]
Join Kevin Hosozawa, Product Manager, Tivoli IT Asset Management Portfolio, IBM Software Group for a teleconference and a live question-and-answer session on October 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight, 3:00 p.m. GMT, 4:00 p.m. British Summer Time. This session was developed for IT and enterprise architects, IT managers, systems analysts, systems programmers, project managers, technology researchers, and operations managers. You will learn how you can gain visibility across your entire z/OS environment with OMEGAMON for z/OS... [More]
Hi TWSz community,
if you are interested to get familiar with this new feature in TWSz 8.6 please give a look at the following link: Tivoli Workload Scheduler - Advanced ISPF Style If you need assistance both for the document and for further questions and info please contact us Annamaria
We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in a Beta program for Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring and Discovery. The Beta program provides participants with the opportunity to get an early look at this future product capability with new problem solving capabilities for the IBM zEnterprise platform and provide feedback directly to the Development team. There will be 2 options offered to Beta program participants: Participants can download Beta code from a web site and install it in their own test... [More]
CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) V8.1 was announced today and provides significant enhancements in areas including open platform integration,
scalability, high availability, security and ease of use.
The main theme is improved support within high availability defined environments and an extension to the CICS Explorer plugin that allows user-defined groupings of CICS TGs. There is also some minor changes to improve compatibility, with the transaction tracking enhancements that were introduced with CICS Transaction Server V4.2 earlier... [More]