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.
Are you going to install and use Enterprise COBOL V5 in your z/OS environment? Are you going to use the IWS (aka TWS) for z/OS PIF sample programs (like EQQPIFJC) or to create new ones to run with COBOL V5? Either case you might find usefull to read the following info about changes introduced with the new Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5. -There are new DD cards (like SYSMDECK and 15 SYSUTxx datasets) that are required by the COBOL compiler in... [More]
z/OS V2R2 was announced on July 28, 2015 with a planned availability date of September 30, 2015. Toleration fixes have been made available for zSecure 1.13.0, 1.13.1, 2.1.0, and 2.1.1. Background The zSecure for z/OS release numbers follow those of z/OS. For complete support of a z/OS release, you generally need the same release of zSecure. However, compatibility fixes are sometimes provided for earlier zSecure releases. Relevant APARs A list of compatibility APARs to date follows below. If later APARs are added, these will be... [More]
Event: Webcast followed by live Q&A Title: OMEGAMON XE for DB2 PE V5.3 Webcast. Learn what's new from the experts! Date: October 13, 2015 Time: 11:00 Eastern Time/15:00 GMT Speaker: Paul Kenney OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert V5.3 was released in May 2015. Do you know about all of the usability and performance enhancements added? We’ll cover: How you can increase your ability to quickly identify performance issues before they become performance problems. Performance... [More]
As part of the launch of the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS v5.3.0, we have created a demonstration video to help you learn how to enable Near-Term History in the enhanced 3270UI. If you enjoyed the video or found it useful don't forget to hit the like button to let us know! You can also go to the ismconnect home page and subscribe to receive notifications whenever a new video is uploaded. If you have suggestions for possible videos in the future or would like to leave some feedback, please add a comment below. Learn... [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 .
This is the last of a series of posts about new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView V6.2.1. All are now available, as is the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3! We've commented on NFAs for expanded global variables, subnode name in the TEP, CNMSCATU, and DBAUTO. The last in this set expands message CNM493I. The APAR number is OA48181. This message logs a command driven from NetView's automation table processing. Its content is expanded to include the LABEL, ENDLABEL, or GROUP name where the automated... [More]
The SUP update under V8.1 of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery, 5698AA4 is now available. It has cumulative PTF maintenance up to UA78443. The updated PDF copy of Administration Guide and Reference (SC22-5474-00) is available for download. 1. TADz Wiki - http://tinyurl.com/IBM-TADzWiki 2. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/tadz/pdf_tadz_8.1.0.pdf 3. http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/tadz/pdf_tadz_8.1.0.pdf
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.3.0 Fix Pack 1, along with PTF UA78624 is now available and delivers improved metrics, integration to OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V.5.3.0 and additional support. The following improvements are being provided: Task History Improvements: Previously, Task History filtering only supported one decimal place for response time and CPU time. This is now increased to support up to 6 decimal places. Currently, when you enter task history you are presented with the most recent transactions. You can access task history... [More]
IBM has delivered a number of new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView for z/OS V6.2.1. Several of these were part of the announcement materials for the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3. We commented last week on expanded global variables. Another NFA gives customers the ability to specify the name used for the NetView subnode in the navigation tree in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. By default, the node uses the NetView domain name. A new CNMSTYLE statement, NACMD.SUBNODE, allows the name to be changed to a user-defined... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is getting Flashy OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 5.3.0 with Interim Feature 2 is providing support for the use of flash memory in Storage Class Memory. z/OS has supported Storage Class Memory since the introduction of the IBM zEC12 processor. Its use is becoming more prevalent and so OMEGAMON XE on z/OS is adding screens that give performance information that can help you insure the paging subsystem is making good use of this storage. Oh by the way, this feature is also beefing up our support for 4Hr Rolling... [More]
The objective of the Service Management Unite (SMU) Quickstart program is to assist the early adopters to begin using Service Management Unite. Advantages to you: Assistance with questions with SMU Assistance with deployment of SW pre-reqs incl. Jazz for Service Management Direct interaction with IBM zIT OPS and Development teams - giving you a better understanding of their environment, the value driven by SMU and needs for future enhancement development. What is involved: A Lead assigned... [More]
IBM is in the process of delivering a number of new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView for z/OS V6.2.1. Several of these were part of the recent announcement materials for the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3. Today, we'll describe one of these in more detail. NetView has expanded its global variables, allowing for variable names up to 250 characters long, and values up to 31000 characters long, up from the current limits of 31 and 255 characters respectively. Among other uses, this will expand customers’... [More]
Hello everyone, ►►** 09/10/2015 UPDATE ** Meeting held on 09/09/2015. Thank you for your attendance! Presentation Materials: The presentation can be downloaded from the following link in SMC) System z community: URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=7ba7ce08-da42-4506-b50f-671922e69db9 Meeting Minutes: Furnished upon request. Please contact email@example.com... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for IMS v5.3.0 is a key part of the IBM® Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS® v5.3.1 announcement today. With the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS you can find IMS system and application problems more quickly and speed up problem resolution time. New OMEGAMON IMS real-time workspaces in the enhanced 3270 user interface The enhanced 3270 user interface has a large set of new workspaces to better monitor key resources such as: shared queues, response time analysis, IMS Open Transaction Manager Access... [More]