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.
Hello, Bobby Dixon will be attending Pulse and AOTC this year representing Level 2 support for NetView and System Automation on z/OS. You will find Bobby attending sessions in the Optimizing IT & Service Management Steam and focusing on the System Z Management & Operations Track. This is any session that has a SZM prefix and a focus on Automation on z/OS (NetView, System Automation, and Omegamon). Be sure to say hello if you see him.
IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM 1.11.1 originally shipped before z/VM V6R3 was available. If you are planning to upgrade your z/VM release level to z/VM V6R3, take note of the following available maintenance: * PTF UV61210 for APAR VM64434 ships toleration support for z/VM V6R3. Among other things, this prevents message CKV0157 ("Unsupported VM release..."). * PTF UV61204 for APAR VM65404 ships toleration support for the changed response from CP QUERY PATHS due to new function... [More]
You've been storing data collected by OMEGAMON XE on z/OS in the Tivoli Data Warehouse. You can identify problems that occured in the past using the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. You can go learn more and keep your z/OS systems running smoothly by regularly running the following reports on detailed and summarized data: z/OS Status DASD Issues z/OS Status WLM Service Class Period z/OS Utilization Common Storage z/OS Utilization LPAR Summary z/OS Utilization LPAR Usage Summary z/OS Utilization Real Storage Available on... [More]
Deadlocks and timeouts are unresolved contentions in DB2. These unresolved contentions might cause incomplete transactions and might degrade the overall performance of your system. It is important to monitor and resolve these contentions. Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS (OMPE) is invaluable in detecting and analyzing DB2 for z/OS deadlocks and timeouts. The following link takes you to some of IBM's recommended best practices using OMPE to identify where these are occurring then what steps to take to resolve the... [More]
The end-to-end scheduling with z-centric capabilities in two steps STEP1- Define the parameter library for Tws for z/OS In the parameter member of the TWS for z/OS engine add the HTTPOPTS statement in the following way : HTTPOPTS TCPIPJOBNAME('TCPIP') ... [More]
Welcome to the new age of CS&I OMEGAMON Beta programs! We have an exciting new program to offer you... As part of our use of agile development, each beta driver that we make available with the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite beta will be a near GA-ready solution. This is quite different from the beta programs you have experienced in the past. You might recall that in the "old age" of beta programs, prior to agile development, you would get a beta driver of very early GA development code and quite... [More]
Hello, Bobby DIxon will be representing Level 2 support for NetView and System Automation z/OS at Pulse and AOTC this year in Las Vegas. Bobby will be attending presentations during Pulse for z/os Automation Products (NetView, System Automation and Omegamon), as well as AOTC. Be sure to say hello if you see him!! Thank you, John
Activating and configuring Dynamic Critical Path The Dynamic Critical Path feature is entirely managed by the Controller and Daily Plan Batch tasks. There are no other requirements. The only times that you are asked to specify for the (critical) operation are the deadline and the estimated duration times. After that, the feature automatically calculates and adjusts the intermediate times to adhere to the defined times without requiring any further manual intervention. To activate Dynamic Critical Path, leave to YES the CRITJOB keyword of the... [More]
Popular PARMGEN FAQs about base-sharing RTEs: FAQ#1: How do I create a brand new base-sharing RTE (RTE Name=SHRBASEP) in PARMGEN mode? FAQ#2. How do I convert an ICAT Base RTE (RTE Name=BASE1) and an ICAT base-sharing RTE (RTE Name=SHRBASEI) in PARMGEN? ANSWER: PARMGEN streamlined the set-up and deployment of sharing RTEs in general. Creating the shared-to RTE (a Base RTE in this case) and the RTE that shares the Base is a one-step process in PARMGEN mode . In interactive ICAT mode, one would need to: 1. create the ICAT Base RTE... [More]
Check out the OMEGAMON V5 PARMGEN hands-on lab @ Pulse! Don't just read ab out new OMEGAMON V5 capabilities in PARMGEN in our ITM information center. Try it first-hand by checking out the PARMGEN hands-on lab offered @ Pulse on February 23rd - 26th ( http://www.ibm.com/pulse ). Don't miss this excellent opportunity to gain first-hand technical experience with the PARMGEN Lab E03 ( " OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN Configuration Tool for the First-Time User (FTU) " ) . In thi s lab session, learn how to quickly configure some... [More]
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center here . Product information for the suite is available here and the announcement letter is available here .
Updated IBM® Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS® Version 6.2 documentation is available in the NetView for z/OS 6.2 information center, which contains the most up-to-date information about the product: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc%2Fic-homepage.html The following documents were updated: - Administration Reference - Command Reference Volume 1 (A-N) - Installation: Configuring the GDPS Active/Active Continuous Availability Solution - Installation:... [More]
WebCast on the Value of System Automation for supporting Mobile and Cloud on System z Highlights Topics Eliminating manual setup steps during policy customization by auto-discovering parameters Detecting problems simply and quickly with the new Tivoli® Enterprise Portal topology view Including new applications in SA-based automation via the support of joblog messages Managing the availability of BladeCenter® technology, virtual hosts and virtual servers Speaker: Uwe Gramm, Product Manager, Tivoli System z Systems Automation, IBM... [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.
APAR OA43920 ( www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1OA43920 ) adds support for your OSA-Express5S hardware in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5. OSA-Express5S is a technology refresh and introduces a new SNMP MIB with a new set of metrics. This APAR adds 4 attribute groups to OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5. Customers who are running OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 4.2 will need to upgrade to version 5 in order to monitor OSA-Express5S. After installing the PTF and fixpack, the new OSA-Express5S attributes... [More]