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If you defined a profile data set with a fixed record length DCB attribute, for example, of 80, and issued a NTD command to import a previously exported profile you would see the following message in your RKLVLOG output: KC2IMP - Member &dsn(&mbn) is not a valid profile KC2IMPFF - Import failed for profile xxxx KC2IMP - KLVTBULD failed with rc=6 reason=1 When you are upgrading OMEGAMON II for CICS profiles from V4.1.0 to V4.2.0 use the dynamic profile export/import facility interface to import your profiles. Before you begin your... [More]
For those of you who are new to System Automation or have already a lot of experience, but are puzzled by the new panels of this SA release and want to know how to get the best out of it, I want to give some usage hints. To be able to add some screen shots I have created a PDF and stored it into the Files-section, the title is “SA z/OS Automation Table Definition Hints”. I kept it fairly short and arranged it around the following three questions: How to specify an odd message-id, e. g. mixed case How to position a message trap within the AT... [More]
Hello, again, For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. If you're anywhere in the southern half of the US, you know it's HOT -- mid-to-upper 90's (mid-upper 30's C) and more. Try to stay out of the heat. NetView for z/OS V6.1 has been available for a few days now, so I'm sure you've all placed your orders. Today I want to say a little more about another nice feature that's new in this release -- on-demand tracing. As I'm sure you know, NetView allows you to monitor your TCP connections. And as I've previously... [More]
Hi, all, It's May 24, and today we're very pleased to announce NetView for z/OS V6.1, a release that was designed, developed and tested with customers to deliver the value and capabilities that customers have asked for and need. And it's not just a new release, but a new version -- Version 6, continuing NetView's long tradition of delivering rock-solid value to customers through powerful network and system management capabilities. Here are just a few of the highlights of this new release. Expanded logging and log browsing There's a wealth of... [More]
Level set The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator offers customers an excellent way to accelerate OLAP (warehouse) queries and as such provide the base infrastructure for real time analytics. This is transparent for existing DB2 z/OS applications making the analytics accelerator the unique solution on the market. Even though the accelerator is seen as an appliance (inventor Namik Hrle refers to it as an "additional z/OS® resource manager"), customers would like to understand the potential savings an accelerator can provide... [More]
Locking is one of the most important aspects in Java application programming. When applications are multi-threaded, they must protect data from concurrent updates. Locking protects the integrity of shared data in a multi-threaded application. There are some conflicts that locking can cause if used improperly. Some of these problems are deadlocks, improper or frequent lock acquires and excessive locking... [More]
In March, we delivered IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON on z/OS Monitoring Feature for JVM , a brand new OMEGAMON monitoring agent focused on Java Virtual Machine (JVM) resource monitoring. You can read more about the features delivered such as garbage collection analysis, thread and lock details, CPU utilization and JVM environment settings in this blog post . Or you could watch this short but comprehensive video that demonstrates the growth of Java on z/OS, how it contributes towards a... [More]
Conference Announcement - Register Now! Dear Friends of System Automation, This is your official Invitation for the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) in 2016. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by representatives from IBM software development teams and YOU, the product exploiters. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged. Topics cover a range of IBM system management products, mainly IBM System Automation for z/OS , the IBM... [More]
With the Small Enhancement APAR OA48922 several improvements were added to System Automation for z/OS in 4Q2015: Fix default USS file descriptor STDIN Incorrect status shown for FDBR dependent regions display Allow standard wild cards for WTOBUF in MVC Enhancements in *E2E add-on policy Enhancements in *SAPSRV add-on policy Additionally the following RFEs were implemented: Extension of unique console name construction within AOFRGCON – RFE 29098... [More]
The enhanced 3270 User Interface (UI) of OMEGAMON® XE for DB2® Performance Expert on z/OS® V530 captures snapshot of statement level statistics for all statements in the dynamic SQL cache. With potentially thousands of statements in the cache, locating the particular statements that are affecting application performance becomes a very time-consuming task. With the newly added filter options in V530, selectively displaying statements of interest becomes as simple as choosing the right filter options. In addition, using filters can... [More]
In the 1 st Quarter of 2015 IBM introduced the IBM z13 processor. The hardware enhancements included Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) of the processor cores. On the IBM z13, using configuration parameters under z/OS Version 2.2, zIIP processors can be configured to run up to 2 simultaneous threads that share a physical core’s resources. Under z/OS each thread is effectively a logical CPU having its own set of related management control blocks and associated metrics. HiperDispatch introduced z/OS awareness of the topology of the physical... [More]
You can now use the OMEGAMON provided Cognos data models to build your reports using those great OMEGAMON Metrics. They map the data your write to the TDW (Tivoli Data Warehouse)so you can build Cognos reports. The models for OMEGAMON XE for zOS, OMEGAMON XE for CICS, OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks and OMEGAMON XE for IMS (all V530 levels are now mapped via these models) are provided. OMEGAMON XE for Messaging has models too that are shipped with the product media. This link provides the models for use.... [More]
If you run CICS you will now be able to get out of the box performance analysis with IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems V2.2 which adds real-time analysis on SMF Type 110 records. Performance and exception data from these records, combined with a wealth of IBM CICS log data, provide deep insights into CICS Transaction Server health and help to identify and resolve problems as they arise. Other new features include a lerting capabilities to enable users to become aware of unusual patterns within their operational data, r ole-based access... [More]
Hello everyone We have release a small ZIP package in FxCentral called: interim fix: TADZ-SMUZ-COGNOS-REPORTS This package will allow existing TADz V8R1 clients that has deployed Cognos Reporting to use the following 4 predefined reports: Back Level Report Discovered Product Use By Month Product Change Report (Product Changed) Product Change(Replaced Products) These reports will help users to quickly identify What has changed in their z/OS environment since the last check with TADz Inquisitor Help with cost management. ie What software... [More]
Now that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0 is generally available, its time to learn about the business value delivered in this release. Watch the new videos, starting with "What's New...", on our YouTube playlist . Learn more about the integration and capabilities of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite on our You Tube pla ylis t .