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.
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]
OMEGAMON XE for Messaging v7.3.0 includes several Enhanced 3270 User Interface workspaces with embedded data from other OMEGAMON products, which allow direct access to additional data you need to monitor your MQ applications. It is important to understand that the embedded data feature also allows immediate viewing of z/OS address space data about your queue manager and channel initiator address spaces. Previously, you would have had to hunt through the address spaces listed for an LPAR to find the data you... [More]
This presentation provides an overview of the Dynamic Workload Console 9.2. The main features that have been described are: * Managing z/OS engines by using z/OS Connector * Login to TDWC and description of the buttons to access the main functions of the interface * Define Engine z/OS on TDWC * Dashboard (graphical views that show the status of the current plan) * Query, Modify the Database - Workload Design - Select an Engine - Find objects in the database - Graphical Viewthat shows the... [More]
Thanks for your ongoing support of our previous blogs: September 2014 Blog: " Where has the OMEGAMON documentation gone? " (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/omegamon_shared_documentation_ch_ch_ch_changes?lang=en ) August 2014 Blog: " Three Hours to Thrill: OMEGAMON Configuration Tip#1! " (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/parmgen_tip?lang=en ) July 2014 Blog : " Good news for... [More]
The Second 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 October 2, 2014 at 10:00AM Eastern where the development team will focus on: Navigation improvements planned for the enhanced 3270 UI Integration enhancements planned for the enhanced 3270 UI . We look forward to seeing you there. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- What is the... [More]
On z/OS data collected during the OMEGAMON history collection process is stored in the OMEGAMON Persistent Data Store (PDS). The PDS is a set of predefined flat files that are continually re-used. When the active PDS data set becomes full, the PDS data set containing the oldest data will be emptied and initialized for reuse. The PDS maintenance process is an automated process which should not require intervention by the system administrator. However, there are a number of PDS related MVS modify commands which can be issued to assist in... [More]
On z/OS data collected during the OMEGAMON history collection process is stored in the Persistent Data Store (PDS). In this blog entry we will provide some insight into how to effectively monitor the PDS maintenance process. The PDS is a set of pre-allocated flat files that are continually reinitialized and reused. T he PDS maintenance process is an automated process which should not require intervention by the system administrator. However, an understanding of the PDS maintenance process will be helpful to system administrators who want to... [More]
On z/OS data collected during the OMEGAMON history collection process is stored in the OMEGAMON Persistent Data Store (PDS). In this blog entry we will discuss PDS sizing considerations for the OMEGAMON XE for CICS and the OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG product components. The PDS is a set of pre-allocated flat files that are re-used on an oldest data basis. When the active PDS data set becomes full, data collection will switch to the next empty PDS file. When there are no more empty PDS data sets, the PDS data set containing the oldest data will be... [More]