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.
On April 24, 2015 IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems v2.1 became generally available. Wait ... another IT Operations Analytics product? No -- IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems is the follow-on release to IBM's SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings that were introduced in March 2014. Built on the same proven Operations Analytics technology as its predecessors, this offering not only sports a new name, but also a significant set of new capabilities and enhancements that further increase its value to... [More]
IBM recently announced the IBM® MQ Appliance V8.0; you can create one or more queue managers on an appliance and connect them as part of an IBM MQ network. Accordingly, ITCAM MQ monitoring agents also certificated the ability to monitor the IBM MQ Appliance via the remote monitoring feature, for detailed configuration steps please refers to the following technote for the details: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21700672 Thus if you’re using the OMEGAMON XE for Messaging V7.3, you can also consolidate the IBM MQ... [More]
Hello everyone, I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on Wednesday, March 18th . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, April 15th @ 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... [More]
Many IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for DB2® Performance Expert on z/OS® clients are not aware of the built-in SQL Dashboard capability available with the product. This article highlights this industry differentiating capability. OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert is often referred to as a DB2 system monitor which focuses on threads (from the application perspective) and the DB2 address space from the system resource usage perspective, e.g. buffer pools, system-wide parameters (called DSNZPARMs), memory usage,... [More]
With the next release of Service Management Suite for z/OS IBM intends to deliver a new web based DASHboard user interface. T he offering will enable users to automate and monitor heterogeneous workloads from one operations console. Customizable DASHboards will introduce a new level of service management integration with improved transparency and control of your z Systems workload. See here here for the announcement letter. A first glance with a demo will be possible next week at InterConnect 2015 in Las... [More]
Going to the IBM Interconnect 2015? This is the premier Cloud and Mobile Conference. Be sure to look out for the following great sessions in the area of performance, capacity management, log analysis and analytics on z Systems: Session 3381 Best Practice Performance and Capacity Management using TDSz KPI Features. Get an overview on the new Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS, including its new Key Performance Metric components. Session 4611 CMA New Features Why Capacity Management Analytics on Distributed & z Systems. Session 6021 Analytics... [More]
Hello Everyone, This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation for z/OS level 2 support. We have seen instances where a customer issue can be avoided by keeping up with HIPER and/or PE maintenance. Customers have asked how they can keep current with HIPER's and PE's. The answer is a SMP/E function called Enhanced Holddata that lists all the Hiper and PE maint for z/OS products. Customers can request this data and it is also shipped with all ESO's, Corrective Service orders and PDOs. Here is a... [More]
The OMEGAMON, System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS), NetView and Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS (TADz) development teams are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program and later possibly in a Beta Program for the IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS (SMSz). Initial foc us is on the Early Access Program with design discussions, participation in the Beta Program (with code download and installation) can be decided later. This program is a way for participants to follow... [More]
EOTC 2015 - Register Now! Dear Automation Experts, this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2015 . We have limited space available in our auditorium and therefore safe your seat and register as soon as possible! Registration is required for all attendees, including speakers. Only registered persons will get entrance to the conference. The special rate... [More]
AOTC Announcement: We will run the next AOTC (Automated Operations Technical Council) Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting from Thursday, February 26, 2015 until Friday February 27, 2015. This meeting will be held during the InterConnect 2015 conference ( http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/ ) 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 Uwe Gramm (email@example.com).
IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS version 3.4 or higher provides Relational Data Services (RDS) that enables you to create, modify and query relational tables similar to SQL. There is an enhancement that supports now the parameter TARGET for command INGRDS. This helps you to access and replicate RDS tables located on remote systems. Install the PTF for APAR OA46166 in order to use this enhancement. Usage Scenario There is a master RDS table on system A . On system B you want a SA REXX program to modify the remote master table. On system C... [More]
Stay informed with automated alerts We know it's hard to stay informed. That's why we have a system that will e-mail you when new fixes or alerts come out. You create a profile indicating what kinds of information you're interested in, so you only receive the information you're looking for. There are different types of automated information: Support Subscriptions can be set up via My Notifications Allows you to receive security advisories and alerts that maintenance fixes are available. See the website for the complete list of... [More]
by Beth Sarnie Market Segment Lead for Linux on System z, 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 Everything is speeding up, the need to decrease cost is constant and so is the need for change. How can you reduce cost and increase efficiency, reliability, availability, and security? Can you really have it your way? ... [More]
Five ways to get NetView and CANZLOG "HELP" from Mr. CANZLOG NetView and Canzlog (Consolidated Audit, NetView, and z/OS log) The NetView product has multiple ways to access HELP in order to provide information to you. We will walk through the steps to explain some of the different ways you can access HELP. Here are five ways to access additional HELP information: HELP on the command line. INDEX on the command line. HELP BR on the command line. HELP X – Where X is the item you desire additional information.