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 above diagram provides a quick, high level look at the OMEGAMON 3270 Enhanced User Interface and how you can use it to drill down for information for OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS. The first workspace you will see when you log on to the e3270ui depends on whether more than one product that supports this new interface is installed in your environment and what is designated as the first workspace in the site or user profile. For OM XE for CICS on z/OS, you might see Enterprise Summary - All Active CICSplexes The Options menu (enter a... [More]
IMS V14 is now available and provides enhancements in IMS performance, scalability, usability, and availability. OMEGAMON XE for IMS, part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS, delivered its Day One support for IMS 14. OMEGAMON XE for IMS v5.3.0 (5698-T02) supports IMS 14 in its base release. For support in v5.1.0, PTF UA79563 (APAR OA48864) is required. One of the major enhancements in IMS V14 is a new user exit for the IMS Monitor. This enhancement can help provide a better... [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]
What’s New in OMEGAMON XE for IMS v510 IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for IMS® v5.10 provides the following key enhancements and benefits: Self-Describing Agents (SDA) reduces the total cost of ownership and improves time to value by eliminating manual installation of application data on ITM servers (TEMS and TEPS) as well as eliminating monitoring outages due to recycling these servers when agents are updated by maintenance. With SDA, the proper level of application data is automatically propagated and installed on all ITM server components... [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 affects any address spaces that execute PGM=KLV, namely: z/OS ITM TEMS, z/OS OMEGAMON TEMAs, and z/OS OMEGAMON CUAs Previously a TIME RESET command would need to be issued to each address space after the z/OS system local clock was changed. With APAR OA46343, the code will check every quarter of an hour for a change of more than two minutes, forward or backward, in the z/OS system local clock; if a change is detected, the ITM Engine clock is resynchronised with the z/OS system local time. Using... [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]
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS V5.3.0 New Feature: SQL Text in Enhanced 3270 UI New features are being added to the Enhanced 3270 User Interface in each release of Tivoli ® OMEGAMON ® XE for DB2 ® Performance Expert on z/OS ® . One of the most important new features for the recently released version 5.3.0 is to display SQL text. Introduction DB2 for z/OS application performance problems can quite often be traced back to poorly written SQL. Lack of WHERE clauses or improper WHERE clauses... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and SA Level 2 support.
Have you even seen a message and wondered what it meant? Could not find any meaningful information in the manuals?? Wanted to know more about a command??? There are ways to find out more using the IBM Support Portal or Google. Did you know that IBM content is indexed in Google... The IBM Support Portal will limit searches to be Product Specific. If the IBM Support Portal is configured for NetView z/OS, all searches will be related to that product. For... [More]
Earlier this week we announced updates to the IBM Service Management on z/OS product suites, including the introduction of a new OMEGAMON monitoring agent focused on resource level metrics for any Java Virtual Machine on z/OS. For the first time you can get a comprehensive side-by-side view of the health of JVMs executing on z/OS, from application workload utilizing Liberty on CICS, standalone Java-based batch applications or JVMs providing the underlying infrastructure to applications such as z/OS... [More]
This is as easy as "one two three" now with OMEGAMON XE on zOS V5.3. First from the LPAR overview screen in the Enhanced 3270UI pick your LPAR with MSU use high - in this example it is Z2 at 98% of MSU Capacity - put "M" in the selection for the 4HR Rolling Average MSU Statistics for Z2. The "M" shows us the MSU details for the LPAR Z2. Now Pick your 5 Minute time period of heavy MSU usage... [More]
Fast path to DB2 thread performance with enhanced 3270 usability improvements from OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert Depending on your environment, you may find the Enhanced 3270 Data Sharing Group Thread Summary (called “DB2 Group Active Threads”) to be the preferred way to understand your DB2 ® for z/OS ® applications. With V530, new linkage has been created to be able to quickly and easily navigate to the related thread detail workspaces from this view. In addition, an authorized user can... [More]
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]
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS V7.3 provides users overall in-depth IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) management capability. Monitoring of your queue manager, broker resources, and workloads for problem scenarios can help solve problems and improve mean time to repair. Visibility to view objects, such as queues, channels, and message flows with the same performance metrics that are common between the z/OS and distributed systems, can help increase effectiveness. Integration provided allows use of... [More]