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Join the OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks development team for an Early Access Program web conference on November 20, 2014 at 10:00AM Eastern . The development team will request your feedback on the release content and design decisions currently under consideration. z/OS network SMEs and OMEGAMON administrators will benefit from attending this session and participating in the Early Access Program. We look forward to seeing you there. =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- =-=- What is the Early Access Program... [More]
This is as easy as "one two three" now with OMEGAMON XE on zOS V5.3. First from the LPAR overview screen in the Enhanced 3270UI pick your LPAR with MSU use high - in this example it is Z2 at 98% of MSU Capacity - put "M" in the selection for the 4HR Rolling Average MSU Statistics for Z2. The "M" shows us the MSU details for the LPAR Z2. Now Pick your 5 Minute time period of heavy MSU usage... [More]
In a recent blog, it’s been stated that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS (TWSz) v9.2 version enhances operation efficiency with self-service catalogs and mobile connection (see here ). Do you want to read about our clients’ opinions supporting this statement? In this post, I will report our clients’ quotes and will comment on some of the advantages that “mobilizing” Workload Automation provides. "Mobile access is crucial for our organization to be competitive on the market. It accommodates business... [More]
The Third in a Series : OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS development plans to demonstrate, discuss, and solicit feedback on the next set of features and functions in development for the upcoming release. Mark your calendars for November 13, 2014 at 10:00AM Eastern where the development team will focus on: Proposed improvements to OMEGAMON DB2's enhanced 3270 UI system health indicators Updates to IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator monitoring support in the enhanced 3270 UI We look forward to seeing you there.... [More]
A system programmer received a call that one of the applications on a transaction server is having some problem. The system programmer logs on to a data analyzer, quickly glances at the analyzed reports, understands what might be going wrong and fixes it. This seems to be a first reaction when a customer notices an issue in their workshop. There seems to be an exponential growth in the data generated worldwide. About 90% of data was generated in the last two years alone. It is also significant to know that 70% of the unstructured data in... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation for z/OS level 2 support. Have you ever wanted to search all the manuals for a product release level at once, or were familiar with using BookManager to search for information in all the manuals and have found out the new product versions are in PDF format??? How do I search the PDF manuals like I did in BookManager??? Check out the IBM Knowledge Center and you will find a quick and easy way to search all the manuals for one or more products and versions. Get started with this URL... [More]
Are you installing IBM®’s OMEGAMON monitoring solutions at your site for the first time? Are you using the PARMGEN configuration tool for the first time? Are you performing a quick on-premise proof of concept deployment? If none of these items describes you, then you are an experienced user of the monitoring products and the PARMGEN tool and you are welcome to go directly to the documented quick configuration scenarios published in IBM Knowledge Center OMEGAMON XE shared documentation , after... [More]
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS uses an agent named IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS to send events and alerts to IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM). Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS establishes an IP connection with the Socket Data Source of the Tivoli Monitoring agent which acts like a listener task. Every time one of the monitored operations changes its status, or an alert is issued, the related event is sent to the Tivoli Monitoring agent. The data sent by Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS is... [More]
We have shipped PTF UA70726 (V7.5) and UA71035 (V8.1) to overcome the high water mark limitation for INTEGER data type found in 3 columns of 3 tables in the database repository. The maximum allowable value for INTEGER data type is 2147483647. These 3 columns are now defined as FLOAT data types in order to support values greater than 2147483647 .
In a previous blog entry, “You can get there from here”, the new OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 5.3.0 Near Term History support was introduced. The navigation paths between all supported workspaces were explained. The scenario used in this blog entry focuses on one of those areas of navigation. It explains how to determine the reason for an address space experiencing delays, and the address space or spaces causing them, during a specific historical timeframe. Why was my job delayed Jason? Jason, in systems programming, received a... [More]
We recently recorded a podcast as part of the "Did you say Mainframe?!" series about the latest updates for CICS and CICS TG users in OMEGAMON XE for CICS V530. If you're a current OMEGAMON user perhaps looking to upgrade, or are simply interested in seeing what OMEGAMON can provide for monitoring your CICS environment, this 10 minute recording will highlight the key enhancements. Specifically, we discuss the following: Faster root-cause investigation of problems using Near-Term Historical data collection. Providing stronger... [More]
With the latest version of OMEGAMON 530 products, NTH(Near Term History) function is available. NTH is good for the customer to debug and diagnosis monitoring issue. We would use UA73689 HKCI310 driver in this article to introduce the PARMGEN support for the OMEGAMON 530 and 3270 UI NTH feature. This paper would show the way how to configure OMEGAMON XE Messaging agent and 3270 UI with PARMGEN. What is more, User can learn the way to enable NTH within 3270 UI. 1. Find the %hlq.TKANCUS dataset and send 'EXEC' command to start the... [More]
Hi Everyone, **UPDATE**: 11/19/2014 Broadcast Invitation sent out on 11/12/2014: For those who may not have received it, or if you wish to receive an official calendar broadcast invitation entry to reserve November 19th meeting time, please e-mail Cecile Day (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information and we can add your info. to the calendar/mailing list. Thank you. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and soliciting your valuable feedback/helping answer any PARMGEN deployment queries you may... [More]
Free IBM zOS Software Checker to report on IBM zOS software inventory Why do you need to look into using this free tool? What can it do for me? What's the benefit for ME and IBM? All explained in the presentation you can download in the Attachment section. Please click here to go to the TADz Wiki for more details >>>>>... [More]
In September 2014, we released Version 1.2 of our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings. This release contains a significant number of new capabilities, including domain insights for IBM Information Management System (IMS) and IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS . Another major achievement is the ability to run the Analytics engine on Linux on System z . With this, we provide the first IT Log Analytics solution that can be run end-to-end on System z. The official announcement provides additional... [More]