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 March 14, join Pete Siddell , CICS Tools Technical Specialist, IBM Software Group for a discussion about optimizing the performance of CICS systems and applications. If you use CICS
Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), especially if you use it with IMS
Database Manager, attend this webcast to learn how new features in these
products can significantly reduce your CPU usage and improve response times.
In this webcast, you will learn how CICS TS not only releases capacity to
support new or growing workloads, but also helps to... [More]
On April 7, 2014 IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 has been announced with a planned availability date of June 13, 2014. This release includes support for stronger cryptographic ciphers per Special Publication 800-131A from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). A service stream enhancement (SSE) to IBM Secu rity zSe cure 2. 1 is planned for the same date. Besides providing support for this new CICS release the SSE will also further enhance the zSecure Compliance... [More]
is some information on recorded training sessions on PARMGEN. There are
two sessions (Part 1 and Part 2). Latest PARMGEN info can be found here . Support Technical
Exchange (STE): Title **Part 2** Good news for maintenance windows - install,
configure and upgrade OMEGAMON/ITM suite faster using JOBGEN/PARMGEN Course number 20121001102132516 Date 01/09/2013 @ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (US) Description This Support Technical Exchange (STE) session plans to
cover the following topics: ** Part 2 is focused on the live... [More]
The IBM support people do a great job updating the Tivoli APAR notification page, which contains a list of some open or recently closed APARs that might impact you. Review the APAR record to determine if there is an interim fix or fix pack you need to apply. The Tivoli APAR notification page was last updated on January 3, 2012. Here are some APARs for OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS: OA37615 LOOP AND HIGH CPU IN XE AGENT AFTER ACCESSING FAST PATH DATA Status: CLOSED 11 Oct 2011 Reported release: V420 OA37338... [More]
The objective of the Service Management Unite (SMU) Quickstart program is to assist the early adopters to begin using Service Management Unite. Advantages to you: Assistance with questions with SMU Assistance with deployment of SW pre-reqs incl. Jazz for Service Management Direct interaction with IBM zIT OPS and Development teams - giving you a better understanding of their environment, the value driven by SMU and needs for future enhancement development. What is involved: A Lead assigned... [More]
A new TechDoc "Implementing IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS OMEGAMON Classic in Dedicated Mode" is available. This document can be found on the web at http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/TD105820 . This is extremely useful when setting up on-site (data center) monitoring of your z/OS System, and allows you to use OMEGAMON to provide real time data even when VTAM or TCP/IP is not available.
Earlier today, IBM shared its point of view on the future of the data center with Smarter Computing V3 , a cross-IBM set of products and technologies that enable a smarter planet through Cloud, Data and Security.
A central focus is IBM Enterprise Systems (zEnterprise EC12 and Power)
and their ability to deliver exceptional value through a Cloud-optimized
IT infrastructure. We've seen how organizations have been able to
leverage IBM Enterprise Systems to achieve significant benefits. Take
the City of Honolulu for example which was able... [More]
What logs are created on the target (endpoint) system when trying to install an agent using the remote deployment process, but the process fails prior to performing the actual installation? If you were installing an agent using the following commands: tacmd createNode, deploys an IBM Tivoli Monitoring node or a System Service Monitors agent to a
host. tacmd addSystem, deploys a monitoring agent to a computer in your IBM Tivoli Monitoring
environment. tacmd updateAgent, installs an agent update on a specified managed system.... [More]
IBM Security zSecure 2.1 was co-announced with z/OS V2R1 on July 23, 2013 and became generally available on September 6, 2013. On October 1, 2013 IBM has announced a number of new product releases in the information management area with a planned availability date of October 25, 2013, including IBM DB2 11 for z/OS , IBM Information Management System (IMS) 13 , and IBM InfoSphere Guardium 9.1 . The Vulnerability Assessment module of IBM InfoSphere Guardium 9.1 will... [More]
This is John Arnesen with a NetView and System Automation Level 2 support blog.
Are you running NetView v6r1 and seeing issues with MVS Message Automation? Issues like MVS messages not getting automated on, or what looks like hangs in message automation processing? Please note this issue can be seen in NetView, System Automation or GDPS MVS Message Processing. This is most likely caused by a Canzlog problem. Even if you are not using Canzlog, it is involved with Message Automation in v6r1. NetView message automation was changed in... [More]
Hi All , just a quick overview of what IBM is offering for Workload Automation. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Leverage an enterprise-level workload automation backbone to drive heterogeneous workloads Time-consuming workload management tasks represent a significant hassle for today’s IT administrators. The complexity of performing the relevant tasks in a rapidly changing environment makes it difficult for IT organizations to act with flexibility. Because manual administration can be slow, it can frustrate efforts to maximize the... [More]
When you are upgrading OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks to
V510 and using PARMGEN, here are a few parameters you should verify have the new values: ICAT
and PARMGEN preserve previous configuration values. Mainframe
Networks 510 has new LIMIT and MINIMUM values New/higher
values required for Mainframe Networks 510: – KN3SYSIN •
LIMIT(23,X) o KN3_X_AGT_STORAGE_LIMIT_EXTENDED 23 •
MINIMUM(768000,X) o KN3_AGT_STORAGE_MINIMUM_EXTENDED 768000 – PDS •
Hello, This is John Arnesen with System Automation level 2 support. Apar OA39553/UA66231 for NetView v6r1 and OA38891/UA65375 for NetView v5r4 are available and marked HIPER. If you have System Automation or GDPS running on one of these NetView platforms, you will want to apply these apars. 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... [More]
Education rules! For a total education and networking experience, there is no more important place to be than at an IBM Technical University. The latest edition is being held this coming October 1-5 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. By guaranteeing yourself a place at the 2012 edition of IBM System z Technical University you can: Upgrade your IT skills - The key to success is training; get it quickly at an IBM Technical Training event. Test-drive the latest technologies through hands-on labs - Roll up your sleeves and get involved with the... [More]
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