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IBM has announced the V5.3.0 release of the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS product. The new release of the product provides additional exploitation of the Enhanced 3270 User Interface feature which will significantly improve the problem solving capability of CICS system administrators. Some of the key enhancements to the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.3.0 product include: Increased problem determination capability with the Enhanced 3270 User Interface Near-Term History function. CICS transaction history (ONDV transaction history) and... [More]
IBM has announced the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1. This suite includes performance monitoring tools to lower cost and business risk of managing z/OS and all key subsystems. This single product includes all the OMEGAMONs for z/OS and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Web Resources. With this suite, one can monitor performance and availability for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and IBM WebSphere Application... [More]
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.omegamon_xezos.doc/welcome/welcome_omxezos511.htm Check out the New in this release topic. You can also check out this short video about the new zAware Analysis workspace on YouTube: zAware Analysis work spac e: htt ps:/ /www .you tube .com /wat ch?v =nfm rznd lWW 0 The following publications were updated for this... [More]
The OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS consists of eight OMEGAMON monitors which are packaged together. In common with the other mainframe OMEGAMON products which were made generally available on September 5th, OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.3.0 included new features which are focused on Enhanced 3270 UI near term history and embedded data. Both of these features will help you resolve problems in your CICS environment by ensuring that the data that you need is available quickly, even when that data is from different subsystems or... [More]
IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 provides the following key enhancements and benefits: Simplified and faster problem resolution through the new OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface. View the enterprise-wide environment from a single 3270 screen. The enhanced 3270 screens were designed by subject matter experts (customers) to solve real-world problems. Monitor application, TCP listener, and TCP connection activity Monitor network interface activity Monitor OSA channels, ports, and LPAR utilization Monitor... [More]
Tivoli Omegamon XE on z/VM and Linux has just released IF4. The highlight of this IF is a new Central Processing Complex (CPC) Workspace. From this workspace you can see, at a glance, the overall CPU usage of all the processors in your complex. The usage is broken down by processor type (IFL, CP, ZiiP, ZaaP, etc). This will allow you to easily see if you have excess capacity in your CPC, or if you are maximizing all of your processor resources. IF4 can be downloaded from Fix Central, with the corresponding Performance Toolkit piece available... [More]
The V5.1.1 release of OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks is available! These features are available in V5.1.0 with APARs OA42339 and OA42422 and associated Fix Pack 5.1.0-TIV-KN3-FP0001 . Whether its enterprise-wide views ... or enterprise-wide searches for TCP connections, FTP transfers, FTP sessions, or TN3270 sessions or the power and speed of the innovative OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface These groundbreaking features demonstrate how OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks has redefined... [More]
Dear Rocky, I work as a Performance Engineer for a leading non profit Health Care system that employs more than 55,000 employees and is a $10 billion integrated global health enterprise comprised of more than 20 hospitals and clinical locations. We run a 6 way Parallel Sysplex which heavily utilizes a V11 IMSPlex with Shared Queues and processes approximately 2 million Fast Path and Full Function transactions per day. Several IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® products are used to monitor our enterprise, however, the success of our business applications is... [More]
Come and get the new Dashboard Edition (DE) Situation Status Tree now as it is ready for your use. For 3270 focused z/OS users the Tivoli OMEGAMON Dashboard Edition on z/OS now includes the enhanced 3270 User Interface Situation Status Tree. Use the out of the box overview dashboard to visually view the last 4 hours of near term history and current status of your situations (exception condition alerts) . You need to install PTF UA77224 to the DE (MV310 FMID). Then for the OMNIMON BASE component you need the OB730 level... [More]
In December 2014, we shipped Interim Feature 1 for our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS v1.2 Insight Pack offerings. This Interim Feature focuses on making work with our IT Operations Analytics solution for System z even easier and more secure. Please visit us in our developerWorks community to learn in detail about the enhancements included in this release. The community forum is a great place to ask questions about our solution and how it can help you in managing your IT Operations... [More]
The Associated Press reported today that the "Jeopardy"-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, announced their special honorees today. The 15th annual Webby Awards ceremony is June 13, hosted by Lisa Kudrow.
The show will stream live on numerous outlets, including via Facebook, among others.
Article Date: 01 Aug 2009 'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R& D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky: There are different storage parameters in IBM Tivoli Management Services: Engine (ITMS:Engine) that are set for different products. There seems to be no real consistency between the various OMEGAMON products. Because we feel these values are important to performance,... [More]
Please use v7.3.0 Fix Pack 1 of the broker monitoring agent in OMEGAMON XE for Messaging and ITCAM for Applications to monitor Version 10 of IBM Integration Bus. To get to this level on z/OS, you can apply PTF UA78812, and on distributed platforms, you can install Passport Advantage part number CN6R0EN. Note that this level of the monitoring agent additionally supports more types of Resource Statistics for the Integration Server (Execution Group) for TCPIP Client Nodes, TCPIP Server Nodes, and Sockets. The following technote also... [More]
I wanted to let you know about a free webcast coming up later this week that will be of interest to anyone faced with managing increasing complexity in your networks. Titled "Solving Application and Network Issues with OMEGAMON and NetView" and presented by Kirk Bean, Product Manager for NetView for z/OS, the webcast will explore some of the exciting enhancements available in NetView for z/OS V6.1, and illustrate the use of NetView and OMEGAMON with IBM's Integrated Service Management approach to provide additional value... [More]
On z/OS data collected during the OMEGAMON history collection process is stored in the Persistent Data Store (PDS). In this blog entry we will provide some insight into how to effectively monitor the PDS maintenance process. The PDS is a set of pre-allocated flat files that are continually reinitialized and reused. T he PDS maintenance process is an automated process which should not require intervention by the system administrator. However, an understanding of the PDS maintenance process will be helpful to system administrators who want to... [More]