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]
In December 2014, we shipped Interim Feature 1 for our IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS v1.2 Insight Pack offerings. This Interim Feature focuses on making work with our IT Operations Analytics solution for System z even easier and more secure. Please visit us in our developerWorks community to learn in detail about the enhancements included in this release. The community forum is a great place to ask questions about our solution and how it can help you in managing your IT Operations... [More]
We are proud to share that OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V5.1.1 is now available! You can read the announcement letter: http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-273 . We thank all of our customers that helped to create this release by participating in the OMEGAMON Family Early Access Program (EAP). We are continuing to enhance the product. If you are interested in participating the early access program, please send me an e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org... [More]
Hello everyone, I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on Wednesday, May 20th . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, June 24th @ 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... [More]
IBM BetaWorks and the Boeblingen lab are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in a Beta program for the next release of Tivoli System Automation for z/OS. Tivoli System Automation for z/OS is designed to provide high availability for critical business applications through policy-based self-healing, and to automate the z/OS system's Input/Output, processor and systems operations, as described here: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/system-automation-zos/ The Beta program provides... [More]
KGWRM messages: The OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component monitoring exit (TxnMonitor) provides its own set of log and trace messages. If this is a Gateway daemon, the messages are written to the STDERR file by default. If this is a WebSphere Application Server instance, the messages are written to the SYSPRINT file of the SERVANT region by default. The following message information was updated and will appear in the v5.1.0 OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS Troubleshooting Guide under the OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component messages upon the next refresh... [More]
Recently the OMEGAMON XE for CICS agent code for v4.2.0 was updated to fully implement the Change in value function for CICS attributes in situations.
As we all know, situations can have conditions such as TRAN=CEMT or COUNT>10; similarly there is a "delta" condition actually called "Change in value" so the condition would be Change-in-value for COUNT>2. So, if the COUNT changes by more than 2 during the situation sampling interval then the situation fires. By applying the correct PTF (UA63181) for APAR... [More]
If you defined a profile data set with a fixed record length DCB attribute, for example, of 80, and issued a NTD command to import a previously exported profile you would see the following message in your RKLVLOG output: KC2IMP - Member &dsn(&mbn) is not a valid profile KC2IMPFF - Import failed for profile xxxx KC2IMP - KLVTBULD failed with rc=6 reason=1 When you are upgrading OMEGAMON II for CICS profiles from V4.1.0 to V4.2.0 use the dynamic profile export/import facility interface to import your profiles. Before you begin your... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support. I have been asked to be blogger from a support perspective. I will be blogging with things like latest problems, new critical or HIPER apars and things like that. Let me know if you have any questions that Support can help out with. Thanks, John
Get the details on what OMEGAMON XE customers are talking about; the
new PARMLIB method of OMEGAMON configuration Some early users have voiced there enthusiastic approval of this configuration method available for OMEGAMON XE and related products: “It’s more like the methods I’m used to and far easier than before.” “This is more intuitive and I was able to quickly locate, update, and
implement a few parameters without rebuilding my production environment.” The PARMLIB configuration method is particularly suitable for the following types of... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux 4.2.0 IF5 is now available for download on Fix Central The kvl_resources.jar file was signed with a certificate that was set to expire June 2013. This could cause problems with the Java WebStart or Browser based desktops. Additionally, the Wondows KVL*.EXE installation files have been digitally signed with a new certificate. The Language Pack has also been resigned and is available on Fix Central.
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, V4.2.0 has the CICS SLA view, which is an alternative view that enables you to set workload-performance thresholds to monitor your CICS transactions. This Tivoli Enterprise Portal extension is used to create, modify, or delete service level analysis entries and to manage the service classes, workloads, service policies and goals stored at the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server. While this process provides a manual control for the service level analysis definitions, the kcp_slabatch utility addresses the need to... [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]
You may be used to finding the configuration guide for the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring documentation. Starting with version 6.3.0 of Tivoli Management Services, Configuring the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS has become part of the OMEGAMON shared publications. You can still find it in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring/OMEGAMON information center, but you need to look under OMEGAMON shared publications. The Tivoli Management Services on z/OS program directory has also been moved to the shared... [More]