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.
A Service Stream Enhancement (SSE) has been made available for the Access Monitor component of zSecure Admin 2.2.1 on March 30, 2017 to enable analytics processing. Insight Pack 3 for IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems (IOAz) 3.1 was made available around the same time, enabling IOAz to process Access Monitor statistics. Background IBM Secu rity zSe cure sui t e can help you protect your enterprise, detect threats, comply with policy and regulations and reduce costs. Most... [More]
New functions have been introduced and covered in the updates to the OMEGAMON® XE for IMS™ V530 . PTF UA 91324 (March 2017) introduces the following new feature and enhancement:
Database Details workspaces You can view information in the new Database Detail workspaces such as the date and time an error occurred and the type of error, which enables you to resolve errors faster and more efficiently. You can also view the health and efficiency of your database depending on its type:
For data entry databases (DEDBs), you can view... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on February 22, 2017 . The cumulative 2016-2017 meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details from our last 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 OMEGAMON APM team will cover several topics, including: Where to access a Live Demo environment to explore today’s resource monitoring capability. An overview of our plans to deliver transaction tracking, including what has been implemented in our first beta drop. An overview of our plans to partner with AppDynamics. This is not your traditional OMEGAMON. It is very valuable to Application Owners who wish to quickly isolate transaction-related problems. It is a great DevOps tool , allowing application developers to... [More]
Join us on March 30, 2017 11 EDT as Dean Butler the Lead Developer will present the next webcast in our series. 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 Enhanced 3270UI we have planned a series of... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Fix Pack 3 is now available for download from Fix Central. This Fix Pack contains the following enhancements: New workspaces that allow you to monitor CPU Pools in both z/VM 6.3 and z/VM 6.4.
CPU pooling provides the ability to define a limit on the amount of CPU resources
(in terms of real CP or IFL processors) that a group of z/VM guests are
allowed to consume in aggregate. One or more
virtual machines can be assigned to a CPU pool (a virtual
machine can be assigned to one CPU pool at a time) and... [More]
With the release today of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux 4.3.0 FP3, you may now manage your z/VM LPARs from an Ubuntu Linux guest within that LPAR. FixPack 3 supports running OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS and later. This is in addition to the current support for running on REHL and SLES. You will need to upgrade your ITM infrastructure to ITM 6.3 FixPack 7 in order to use this support.
Next week SHARE takes place in San Jose for the latest round of updates, hands-on labs and discussions around IBM z Systems. The full tec hnic al s essi on a gend a 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 - MARCH 6TH 10AM Session: 20650 Discover the Top 10 Problems... [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 . For more information about the product, see the announcement titled "... [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]