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.
What's New in PARMGEN? PARMGEN PTF UA73689 (APAR OA45024) brings significant improvements to the PARMGEN Workflow interface . The new PTF delivers the following enhancements for all users , whether you are a new first-time-user in PARMGEN or whether you are an experienced subject matter expert . The new PARMGEN enhancements are now generally available with IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3 and IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.2 solutions. Here's a preview of what's new in PARMGEN UA73689... [More]
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 v184.108.40.206 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]
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]
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]
Hello, again, For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. If you're anywhere in the southern half of the US, you know it's HOT -- mid-to-upper 90's (mid-upper 30's C) and more. Try to stay out of the heat. NetView for z/OS V6.1 has been available for a few days now, so I'm sure you've all placed your orders. Today I want to say a little more about another nice feature that's new in this release -- on-demand tracing. As I'm sure you know, NetView allows you to monitor your TCP connections. And as I've previously... [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 .
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.3.0 Fix Pack 1, along with PTF UA78624 is now available and delivers improved metrics, integration to OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V.5.3.0 and additional support. The following improvements are being provided: Task History Improvements: Previously, Task History filtering only supported one decimal place for response time and CPU time. This is now increased to support up to 6 decimal places. Currently, when you enter task history you are presented with the most recent transactions. You can access task history... [More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
ITMSUPER is an ITM diagnostic tool that lessens the effort required to maintain a complex ITM environment and the link will take you to an article with Examples on use of ITMSUPER for beginners. ITM is used with many Tivoli products including OMEGAMON. ITMSUPER
We are pleased to announce a webinar this upcoming week entitled "Modern Development, Integration and Management with z/OS Connect and OMEGAMON for JVM". In this 1 hour session, Al Grega (IBM z Systems Software Global Sales Executive) and Chris Walker (IBM OMEGAMON Offering Manager) will discuss how offerings from IBM z Systems software are already enabling clients to modernize their mainframe infrastructure, leveraging existing assets to transform access to... [More]
PROactive Performance Analysis using OMEGAMON and IBM Application Performance Analyzer OMEGAMON customers who are looking for that "next level of detailed analysis" can obtain that information using IBM's Application Performance Analyzer (5655-Q09) or APA. While OMEGAMON looks at the execution environment from the system and subsystem level, APA looks at the resources consumed by an application at the application's execution level - the Address Space where the application is running. APA can identify which modules... [More]
IBM recently announced the open beta of CICS Transaction Gateway on z/OS V9.1 . There are a number of significant new features provided, most notably JSON web service support allowing mobile clients to connect directly into a Gateway daemon and route requests securely through to CICS with minimal fuss. You can read more about the new features here and watch a brief video below of the mobile enhancement. If you're an existing OMEGAMON XE for CICS or... [More]