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.
IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM 1.11.1 originally shipped before z/VM V6R3 was available. If you are planning to upgrade your z/VM release level to z/VM V6R3, take note of the following available maintenance: * PTF UV61210 for APAR VM64434 ships toleration support for z/VM V6R3. Among other things, this prevents message CKV0157 ("Unsupported VM release..."). * PTF UV61204 for APAR VM65404 ships toleration support for the changed response from CP QUERY PATHS due to new function... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on February 17, 2016 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, March 30th @ 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]
IBM's social networking platform, IBM Connections, combines analytics, real-time monitoring and social networks connecting employees and partners. This new social analytics software integrates wikis, blogs, activity streams, email, calendaring and more, and flags relevant data for action. It allows for instant collaboration with one simple click and the ability to build social communities both inside and outside the organization to increase customer loyalty and speed business results. The new software integrates social networking capabilities... [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 Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS books have been updated with all HOLDDOC since the 1.8.1 version was released. The updated publications can be downloaded as PDFs from the following urls: Administration Guide and Reference http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/Tivoli_Decision_Support_for_zOS/docs/DRL5BA14.pdf CICS Performance Feature Guide and Reference http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/Tivoli_Decision_Support_for_zOS/docs/drl5fc12.pdf IMS CSQ Feature Guide and Reference... [More]
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]
Presentation at the SHARE conference in Boston this week gave an overview and deep dive into scenarios of how OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.1 brings a new level of performance monitoring to z/OS networking! Presentation: https://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session13295.html
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]
Now with OMEGAMON XE for zOS V5.1.1 just announced you can be aware your zAware has found an issue. The US announcement letter is here: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=AN&subtype=CA&htmlfid=897/ENUS213-273&appname=USN IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 offers new visibility and proactive notifications of IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (zAware), which is an integrated, self-learning, analytics solution for IBM z/OS that helps identify unusual system behavior in near... [More]
The original KCP0219: INTERVAL VALUE IS INVALID, MUST SPECIFY 1 message for V4.2.0 of OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS has been changed to satisfy both values for the WLM collection interval in the OC START ID=WLM command. This is the updated/changed message: KCP0219E THE INTERVAL VALUE IS INVALID, MUST SPECIFY 1 OR TEP. Explanation: The INTERVAL value coded on the OC START ID=WLM command is incorrect. System action: The workload analysis subtask stops working . User response: Enter the command with a valid value. The valid values are 1 or TEP.... [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.
Check out the OMEGAMON XE on zOS 5.1.0 video showing a problem solving scenario " Resolving a Looping CPU Job issue on zOS Issue Using OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 Interface Workspaces" Video Resolve CPU Issue
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]