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.
Easier use of SMSz The Service Management Suite for z/OS (SMSz) is now providing an installation overview, a configuration overview and documented integration scenarios, The installation chapter provides high level guidance about both the order of component product installation and the installation into separate zones (along with links to more detailed information). The configuration chapter provides guidance on the the order and basic configuration of Tivoli Management Services, the included monitoring agents, SAz, zNetView and... [More]
Today we announced the 2015 Early Access and Beta Program for IBM's SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS offering. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we plan to develop for this leading IT Operations Analytics solution for z/OS. Please visit our developerWorks community for announcement details. Or contact the program coordinator to learn how you can participate.
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Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support. I will be attending InterConnect and AOTC this year. I look forward to meeting the customers I have worked with over the years - don't hesitate to say hello!! See you there, John
Happy New Year to all. With APAR OA46638 and PTF UA75771, we have added a interim fix to help identify IBM products that are made available as IBM Bundled Suites. Please review the ++HOLD ACTION in the PTF for more details. We are working on a solution that will be released in the next release. Please contact email@example.com with any feedback and suggestions. Thank-you. Travis Kok (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hello everyone, Happy New Year! I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A calls held on Oct. 29th and Nov. 19th last year. We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer call planned to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28th @ 11 a.m. US ET . For our new attendees, the monthly PARMGEN customer call's goal is to have an informal, open Q&A forum especially those in the planning and configuration phases of upgrading to OMEGAMON Performance... [More]
OMEGAMON zCAC Announcement: We will run the next OMEGAMON zCAC - Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015. This meeting will be held during the InterConnect 2015 conference ( htt p:// www. ibm. com/ clou d-co mput ing/ us/e n/in terc onne ct / ) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Hotel which runs from February 22nd through February 26th, 2015. If you are interested to join, please contact Kevin Hosozawa (email@example.com).
If this is your question, the answer is: YES, by accessing IBM Knowledge Center! IBM Knowledge Center is a single location where you find all IBM product documentation. After signing in with your IBM ID, you can create your own collection of pages by selecting them from any manuals of any product listed. From the collection, you can create your custom PDF, download it, and even share it with others. To create your custom PDF, complete the following procedure: In the Table of Contents tab, access the manual you want and locate the section that... [More]
In December 2014, we shipped Interim Feature 1 for our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS v1.2 Insight Pack offerings. This Interim Feature focuses on making work with our IT Operations Analytics solution for System z even easier and more secure. Please visit us in our developerWorks community to learn in detail about the enhancements included in this release. The community forum is a great place to ask questions about our solution and how it can help you in managing your IT Operations... [More]
On December 19, 2014 a new service stream enhancement (SSE) to zSecure Audit 2.1.1 has become generally available, adding additional compliance checks for the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for z/OS from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Following the support added for IBM MQ for z/OS in zSecure 2.1.1, this SSE focuses on compliance checks for MQ. Background The Security Technical Implementation Guide from DISA provides a framework for ensuring that security is set up properly. IBM Security zSecure Audit... [More]
By Sarah Knowles Strategy & Portfolio Manager for zAnalytics, IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure You can follow me on Twitter , connect with me on Linkedin Subscribe to C&S I Sy stem z s ocia l co nten t I began my career in IT Support. I started as a support rep for OS2 Lan Server – yes, I am dating myself! I then moved to support a few flavors of UNIX on laptops, and finally moved to IBM Tivoli Support working on what is now Tivoli... [More]
Viewlets have been added to the OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS media gallery wiki page for the v7.3 release. You may be interested in watching these to learn more about the embedded data and near term history features. They are short and fast to download and watch. Here are links to the topics recently added to the product's Media Gallery page: Finding the occurrence time of a channel issue with the MQ Enhanced 3270 user interface : This viewlet shows... [More]
We have a Interim solution to support the Bundling Suites of IBM Products. For TADz 8.1, please apply PTF UA75856 for APAR OA46615. Please review the HOLDACT comments in the PTF to perfform post-apply changes needed to effect this fix.
When sites alter the time of some of their systems this caused a problem when scanning these systems as the time taken might be years in advance and this causes problems when importing this data. Changes were made to Inquisitor and Usage Monitor to always use the PR/SM time rather than the system time as PR/SM time will always be the current date and time. This is available via APAR OA46093 for TADz 8.1. Please order PTF UA75220.