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.
You'r running OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks 510, liking the enhanced 3270 user interface, but maybe you have questions on ways to navigate to the workspace that you need... From any workspace, you can always issue the NETWORK or NETMENU command to navigate to any of the Enterprise workspaces. Here is a quick view of the primary navigation options: All of this and more are found in the OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks Enhanced 3270 Users Guide . These workspaces and navigation... [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 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.
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]
Updated IBM® Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS® Version 6.1 documentation is available in the NetView for z/OS Version 6.1 information center, which contains the most up-to-date information about the product: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc/ic-homepage.html The following documents were updated: Installation: Getting Started Installation: Configuring Additional Components Installation: Configuring the NetView Enterprise Management Agent Installation: Configuring the GDPS Active/Active... [More]
Here is a video on OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 and its ability to show the output from the zOS Health Checker. You can under the e3270ui or the TEP interfaces now see in OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 the current recommendations from the zOS Health Checks that have run on the current LPAR. OMEGAMON Health Checker video
Today IBM has announced a new release of IBM Automation Control for z/OS. The new release will be generally available on September 5th, 2014. IBM Automation Control for z/OS offers a powerful and versatile set of functions to automate IBM System z application environments. You get new tailorable, goal-driven, and policy-based technology to manage complex system and application automation challenges. IBM Automation Control for z/OS is designed to eliminate most common reasons for writing manual scripts and to reduce dependencies on system... [More]
Click the link below to read an in depth interview that MainframeZone.com conducted recently with IBM's Annette Miller, who has assumed a new role in the IBM Global Business Partner organization as the Worldwide Cloud Development Executive. The article contains a lot of great information on cloud computing in general,as well as, real examples on how companies have implemented a cloud strategy into their IT organization, and real insight on IBM's push forward into getting their platforms to be ready to deliver cloud services in a variety of... [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]
In the attached PDF we show how OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 can prevent a z/OS LPAR from doom by warning the USS Processes pool is close to full. On slide 2 the e3270ui Situation Event Console workspace alerts me that the SP14 USS Process pool is over 90% full. If it gets to 100% the LPAR is in trouble and may not be able to continue to process work. On slide 3 you can see that I then went over to look at USS Processes in use of SP14. Who is using most of the 282 processes out of the max of 300? On slide 4 we see that... [More]
Hi all, it's July 15 , and today we're very pleased to announce IBM System Automation for z/OS V3.5 (SA z/OS). It will be available on September, 5th, 2014. Let me tell you some of the highlights making this release the best you have ever seen . SA z/OS V3.5 provides innovative enhancements helping clients to automate a comprehensive zEnterprise application and workload environment. The new release helps you to automate complex IT operations, delivers groundbreaking simplification improvements, and includes a multitude of tools to keep... [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]
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.
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family AOTC is a full 5 days conference (March 3-8, 2013), which will show you exciting news, hands-on experiences, ways to increase your productivity through smart usage of IBM Tivoli's automation... [More]