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.
Happy New Year! Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on November 18, 2015 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, January 20th @ 11 a.m. US ET . We tried to choose a time that would be convenient for most participants -- we apologize to those of you where this is very early or very late in the day. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and helping answer any... [More]
CICS/TS V5.3 is now available and provides enhanced capabilities in these focus areas: Service agility, Operational efficiency, and Cloud with DevOps. OMEGAMON XE for CICS, part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS, delivered support for CICS/TS V5.3 as follows: OMEGAMON XE for CICS V5.1.0 requires PTF UA80210 (APAR OA48778). OMEGAMON XE for CICS V5.3.0 requires PTF UA80219 (APAR OA49613). OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG V5.1.0 requires PTF UA80212 (APAR OA48780). OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG V5.3.0 requires PTF UA80213... [More]
CICS-DB2 thread analysis with the enhanced 3270 and OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert The Enhanced 3270UI “embedded data” feature merges relevant data from multiple IBM® monitoring products into a single workspace in a seamless manner that can enable much quicker and more comprehensive problem identification for enterprise applications. In OMEGAMON® XE for DB2® Performance Expert on z/OS® V530, if a DB2 thread is originating from a CICS®-DB2® transaction, those DB2 thread workspaces can... [More]
Fast path to DB2 thread performance with enhanced 3270 usability improvements from OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert Depending on your environment, you may find the Enhanced 3270 Data Sharing Group Thread Summary (called “DB2 Group Active Threads”) to be the preferred way to understand your DB2 ® for z/OS ® applications. With V530, new linkage has been created to be able to quickly and easily navigate to the related thread detail workspaces from this view. In addition, an authorized user can... [More]
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS V5.3.0 New Feature: SQL Text in Enhanced 3270 UI New features are being added to the Enhanced 3270 User Interface in each release of Tivoli ® OMEGAMON ® XE for DB2 ® Performance Expert on z/OS ® . One of the most important new features for the recently released version 5.3.0 is to display SQL text. Introduction DB2 for z/OS application performance problems can quite often be traced back to poorly written SQL. Lack of WHERE clauses or improper WHERE clauses... [More]
►► ** 11/19/2015 UPDATE ** Meeting held on 11/18/2015. 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=b447cab9-a014-46a6-828a-811467d059a3 Meeting Minutes: Furnished upon request. Please contact email@example.com for a copy of the... [More]
Please use v7.3.0 Fix Pack 1 of the broker monitoring agent in OMEGAMON XE for Messaging and ITCAM for Applications to monitor Version 10 of IBM Integration Bus. To get to this level on z/OS, you can apply PTF UA78812, and on distributed platforms, you can install Passport Advantage part number CN6R0EN. Note that this level of the monitoring agent additionally supports more types of Resource Statistics for the Integration Server (Execution Group) for TCPIP Client Nodes, TCPIP Server Nodes, and Sockets. The following technote also... [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, ►►** 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]