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.
The following messages provide information on a failed attempt to obtain CICS TG statistics and the routine that caused the failure. KGWSPI73E: KGWSAPI Get Keyed Sample Request Failed, routine= aaaaaaaa.bbbbbbbb ,RC= xxxxxxxx , RS= yyyyyyyy . Explanation: An attempt to obtain CICS TG statistics has failed. The aaaaaaaa.bbbbbbbb value is the name and label of the failed routine. The xxxxxxxx value is the return code received from the Statistics API. The yyyyyyyy value is the reason code received from the Statistics API. System action: The... [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]
Check out how industry leaders are leveraging the unique capabilities of System z to give them an advantage in the marketplace by using cloud, analytics, and security in Doug Balog's latest blog " A New Conversation around the IBM Mainframe ". The two embedded videos highlight the strengths of the zEnterprise EC12 and the value provided to clients. Already have an IBM zEnterprise System, but not monitoring this key resource? Explore the Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring offering that is available to all IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON and IBM Tivoli... [More]
In April, we announced our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program. The development team follows an Agile Development approach and strives to deliver new or enhanced Beta-ready capabilities every two weeks. Since our announcement, we have delivered the following Beta content: * CICS domain insights * Support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS High-Performance Extensible Logging * Greatly improved configuration capabilities We always welcome additional Beta participants. If you are interested in... [More]
Just a reminder that OMEGAMON XE for zOS (4.2.0 and 5.1.0) will use RMF to collect metrics like Coupling Facility, XCF and Locking. This is a way to lower the OMEGAMON collection cpu used for customers already collecting this information with RMF. We plan to continue to use RMF more over time for OMEGAMON collection.
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]
Now you can use IBM SmartCloud Analytics – Log Analysis and OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite agents working together under Tivoli Enterprise Portal. This is a very powerful tool to help you find issues impacting your performance very quickly.. Check this link for details http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21696831
In a recent blog, it’s been stated that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS (TWSz) v9.2 version enhances operation efficiency with self-service catalogs and mobile connection (see here ). Do you want to read about our clients’ opinions supporting this statement? In this post, I will report our clients’ quotes and will comment on some of the advantages that “mobilizing” Workload Automation provides. "Mobile access is crucial for our organization to be competitive on the market. It accommodates business... [More]
NetView for z/OS REXX samples are available for integrating NetView with the zAware Server. These samples help identify when system anomalies are found by zAware and allow further automation and problem diagnosis using NetView functions. Further information about this integration, the samples for downloading and information about zAware itself can be found by clicking here for the NetView for z/OS Wiki Integration Scenarios page.
Learn about the new CICS for z/OS domain insights that we recently made generally available in our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Packs v188.8.131.52 release! See how easy it has become to set up the z/OS Log Forwarder with our new Configuration Assistant! New how-to videos are available now on our YouTube playlist . Simply click below to watch our full set of videos: Or visit our developerWorks community to find the same videos and a rich set of additional information about the only IT Log Analytics solution... [More]
When you are making global entry changes (KC2GLBxx) and you want these changes to be picked up, a simple OMEG RECYCLE will suffice. You do not have to recycle your CICS region or recyle the classic started task or even perform a OMEG SHUT, OMEG REMOVE or OMEG INIT for that matter. The only time you need to do anything other than a OMEG RECYCLE is if the name of your GLOBAL (KC2GLBxx) has changed. Then you need to update the DD card in the CICS region. In this case, however, you do need to recycle the CICS region. Note: It is very important... [More]
Well it is very exciting that all the z OMEGAMON's now have the e3270ui in GA status. That includes OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for CICS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for IMS 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for Storage 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 5.1.0, OMEGAMON XE for DB2PE 5.1.1, OMEGAMON XE for Messaging 7.1.0. The KOBSTART view in the e3270ui will get you started to where to go to solve problems with all these OMEAGMON's. Here is an example: e3270ui screen
IBM is looking for additional customers and business partners who are interested in participating in Early Access Programs for the next release of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE CICS on z/OS and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, which are currently under development. Beta code will soon be available for download for both products. This will be an important new release of the products, with new problem solving capabilities. The Development team is eager to get feedback from users of the products on the enhancements in the release. Feedback will be used... [More]
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]
In September 2014, we released Version 1.2 of our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings. This release contains a significant number of new capabilities, including domain insights for IBM Information Management System (IMS) and IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS . Another major achievement is the ability to run the Analytics engine on Linux on System z . With this, we provide the first IT Log Analytics solution that can be run end-to-end on System z. The official announcement provides additional... [More]