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.
Today IBM has announced a new release of IBM Automation Control for z/OS. The new release will be generally available on September 5th, 2014. IBM Automation Control for z/OS offers a powerful and versatile set of functions to automate IBM System z application environments. You get new tailorable, goal-driven, and policy-based technology to manage complex system and application automation challenges. IBM Automation Control for z/OS is designed to eliminate most common reasons for writing manual scripts and to reduce dependencies on system... [More]
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.3 provides for the SMEs, such as system programmers, the capability to manage z/OS operating system resources and workloads. It provides the ability to combine information from z/OS and multiple z/OS subsystems, including middleware, into a single screen for greater integrated problem determination capabilities. Planned availability date is September 5, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/nzwfpwp -url for full announcement of OMEGAMON 5.3.0's New features include: Delivers Enhanced 3270UI... [More]
If you've been following the updates of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON product family over the past year you can't have failed to notice one of the key features being promoted is “Self-Describing Agents” or SDA. Perhaps you have moved to the latest releases and have started using this enhancement (if you have, keep reading, there may be some subtle information here you may not be already aware of), or you may be in the process of planning your upgrade and have not yet considered what benefits the SDA feature will... [More]
Hello All, Small Enhancement APAR OA43477 is now available. Here are some of the new features: o Introduced a Flat File Batch Export Utility. o Enabled OUTMODE=LINE for the INGCF command. o Enhanced the NetView/SA Sample Startup Procedure with TRSIZE (INTERNAL TRACE TABLE SIZE) and INGPSWD (SA z/OS password dataset). o Enhanced PARMLIB member HSAPRM00 to accept the setting of new parameter DIAGMSGS=YES|NO.
The following SA z/OS 3.4 presentations about 'ProcOps zEnterprise Support' are available now here: Part 1: ProcOps Framework Enhancements: Part 1 Part 2: ProcOps Ensemble Communication and Commands: Part 2
A few years ago I wrote a lengthy article about how the CICS TG monitoring agent delivered as part of the OMEGAMON XE for CICS product opens up the black-box of CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) on z/OS giving system administrators the information required to tune their CICS TG resources in order to optimize throughput and minimize bottlenecks within this key middleware component. Well, as time moves on URLs change and the original article seems to have disappeared into the ether. The details within in it however, are still very much valid and... [More]
The System Automation for z/OS team has just released the small product enhancement APAR OA43571 which contains the following functions: Immediate message reporting on the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Looping address space suppression Let me highlight and explain the new functions in more detail. Immediate message reporting on the Tivoli Enterprise Portal With the System Automation for z/OS Monitoring Agent, you can bring your operational data into the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP). Side by side, you can display automated resources... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 . We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail ( email@example.com ). Since... [More]
Dear All, if you are interested in seeing what's new in Tivoli System Automation for z/OS or if you are even keen on trying out the latest code in development, then you are welcome to join our Transparent Development program now and benefit from presentations, webcasts, demos that the development team created for you and published in the Transparent Development community on developerWorks. A forum is in place where you also can interact directly with the members of the development team to give feedback... [More]
Many 3270 emulators support an option to associate a mouse click with the Enter key. You might prefer to associate a mouse click with the Enter key in your 3270 emulator session. After you make this association, in contexts where you normally “click and enter”, you can instead “double click.” Procedure Locate point and select or mouse click configuration options for your emulator. For example, in an IBM Personal Communications emulator window, select Edit > Preferences > Hotspots . The Hotspots Setup window opens.... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation for z/OS level 2 support. Have you ever had a problem starting or stopping resources in System Automation, and could not figure out what is causing the problem?? One tool that is available to you is option 'X' from INGLIST. Just use X for the cmd next to the resource in question and you will see the following screen: The Examined State can be changed from UP to DOWN to show Starting or Stopping issues. There is also Help available to explain what the panel... [More]
Hello System Automation for z/OS and NetView for z/OS Experts, this is just a small reminder not to forget to register to EOTC 2013. There are still some seats available. The conference will be held Monday, May13 through Friday, May 17, 2013 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language is English. We can promise a bunch of interesting presentations and workshops. See the registration page for the final agenda. Link below. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators.... [More]
Hi, all, on April 9th the new product IBM Automation Control for z/OS was announced. This product has enhanced the Tivoli System Automation family with a product focused on helping smaller zEnterprise customers. The IBM Automation Control for z/OS (IACz) product is targeted at single System z customers looking to move from manual scripting to policy based automation. IBM Automation Control for z/OS provides: Goal-oriented and policy-based design reduces the need for user scripts Start, stop, monitor and recover z/OS applications and... [More]
Check out how industry leaders are leveraging the unique capabilities of System z to give them an advantage in the marketplace by using cloud, analytics, and security in Doug Balog's latest blog " A New Conversation around the IBM Mainframe ". The two embedded videos highlight the strengths of the zEnterprise EC12 and the value provided to clients. Already have an IBM zEnterprise System, but not monitoring this key resource? Explore the Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring offering that is available to all IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON and IBM Tivoli... [More]