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.
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]
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 became available today! OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provides system monitoring and performance management across System z with an easy-to-use enhanced 3270 user interface Improve the efficiency of network problem resolution by requiring fewer steps to isolate root cause of performance problems in real time, and therefore, enabling higher availability. Improve visibility, control, and automation across network resources with a new more comprehensive enhanced 3270-based UI capable of viewing... [More]
Check out the video the new OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic usage. This will show you how to navigate the new interface quickly to get the information needed to solve problems. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic Use
On September 5, 2014 IBM CICS Transaction Gateway V9.1 became generally available. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS provides Day 1 toleration support for CICS TG for z/OS V9.1 with no PTFs required. A performance monitoring tool for CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS, shipped with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, this tool offers both Tivoli Enterprise Portal and the new Enhanced 3270UI solution which is included in OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite on z/OS V5.3.0.
The following books, which contain information common to the OMEGAMON XE products, have been updated for the release of Tivoli Management Services (IBM Tivoli Monitoring) V6.2.3: IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Management Services on z/OS : Common Planning and Configuration Guide IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Management Services: Upgrade Guide IBM Tivoli Monitoring: Configuring the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS Program Directory for IBM Tivoli Management Services on z/OS This latest version of the Planning and Configuration... [More]
PULSE 2012 is only 4 weeks away from now. As you might know, Pulse 2012 takes place in Las Vegas from March 4-8, 2012. It includes a FOUR day Automated Operations Technical Council (AOTC) track focused on the IBM Tivoli System Automation family of products. Take the opportunity to meet representatives from the SA and NetView development teams as well as to meet many customers for networking, information exchange and lively discussion. Don't miss the last day where the development team shares future plans (requires registration and sign-off... [More]
Dear AOTC members and conference interested parties, There is an exciting change for our 2012 AOTC event. For the first time in 2012, the Automated Operations Technical Council (AOTC) joins IBM Pulse at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas March 4-7, 2012 and we invite you to take part in the action! AOTC 2012 will offer four full days of sessions focused on the IBM Tivoli® System Automation family of products. The first three days will be open to all Pulse attendees. There will also be a special evening reception for you to network in an informal... [More]
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]
Hi Community please have a look to the following documents where the benefits of this feature are illustrated ! Do you need to condition the start of a job to a specific return code of a predecessor job? Would you like to shorten your workload execution time by conditioning the start of a job to a specific step return code without waiting the whole job execution? Conditional logic feature is what can help you to realize these scenarios. The feature is well described in the TWS for z/OS Managing the Workload manual (there is a dedicated... [More]
Dear Rocky, My company is a large personal lines property and casualty insurer with over $130 billion in total assets and approximately 70,000 employees. We use several IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® products to monitor our 4 - way production Parallel Sysplex running z/OS 1.12. IMS is critical to the success of our business. Each day we process between 3 – 4 million transactions per IMS subsystem and can have up to 500 TSO users logged on. Our business applications run across 25 Production CICS regions, a 2-way IMSPlex, and Websphere MQ. The... [More]
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Three weeks ago, we announced our 3Q2014 Early Access and Beta program for IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS. Yesterday, we published our first Beta driver for this new program. The most exciting capability in this Beta driver is certainly the new Linux on System z run-time support for the IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis server. With this new capability, we have created the first solution to perform z/OS (and distributed) IT log analytics from System z. Other new capabilities included in this Beta driver: *... [More]
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]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support. Apar OA39553/UA66231 for NetView v6r1 and OA38861/UA65375 for NetView v5r4 are available and marked HIPER. The apars fix a problem where a HANG can occur anytime a PIPE CORRWAIT is issued. We have seen NetView take a ABEND0C8 in DSIMQMAN as one symptom for this problem. Please note there are 43 modules in this apar, so there are potential issues with the HANG that have not been identified. Also, please note that the apars will also impact System Automation and GDPS as they both have... [More]