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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
The latest releases of OMEGAMON offer significant new features: - The PARMGEN configuration tool is now recommended instead of ICAT - The self-describing agent (SDA) feature will simplify maintenance synchronization once it is enabled - The e3270UI offers a greatly enhanced interface with product integration Because all these enhancements have changed the upgrade experience, a tailored support page was published directing users to the most valuable reference materials. It includes links to the latest recommended maintenance, the latest... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0 delivers faster problem resolution. See the full set of videos in our You Tube pla ylis t . Set variables in a user profile to tailor the enhanced 3270 user interface to your specific needs. In a second scenario, a network systems programmer solves problems with his network applications using OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5.3.0. He now has near-term history data in the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface, which is just what he needs. ... [More]
Recently, a customer wanted to know if there was a way to track not only the userID, but when changes were made to a workspace in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal with IBM Tivoli Monitoring, v6.2.3. To begin, there are no traces that need to be setup in order to track these changes. These are the two alternatives: You can look for any changes in the kfwmservices.msg file that is found in the itm_home\logs directory for non-Windows platforms; it's in the itm_home\logs directory for Windows. You can create situations or warehouse the messages that... [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]
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]
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]
Happy New Year! Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on November 18, 2015 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, January 20th @ 11 a.m. US ET . We tried to choose a time that would be convenient for most participants -- we apologize to those of you where this is very early or very late in the day. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and helping answer any... [More]
Problem solving example with OMEGAMON XE on zOS V5.3 using RMF Monitor III DDS in the Enhanced 3270UI is pretty slick. Question: Why was my CPC 094E15 MQ work on LPAR Z1 delayed at 8AM today? - Lets look: So we ask now with the "X" at 8 AM -what the work delays look like on SYSPLEX ZPETPLX2 for CPC 094E15 and the RMF MII data shows us, We click to sort it by CPU Wait percentage and look at what a... [More]
We had a busy week at SHARE in Boston. Download the OMEGAMON and NetView for z/OS presentations and see what you missed: 14073: What’s New with System z Monitoring with OMEGAMON - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14073.html 13498: Managing z/VM & Linux Performance Best Practices - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session13498.html 14121: OMEGAMON XE for Storage - Hints and Tips to Improve Performance and Usage - http://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14121.html 14163: OMEGAMON XE for Storage... [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]