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.
The following messages relate to security in the OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.0 product. These messages concern the RKANPARU(KDSENV) parameter, KM5_SECURITY _ACTION_CLASS= and will be added to the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.0 Troubleshooting documentation upon the next refresh: KM5ACT010E Security Class not specified. KDSENV) parameter KM5_SECURITY_ACTION_CLASS is missing or null. Explanation: Issuing a Take Action command from the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 user interface or a M5 command from the Tivoli Enterprise Portal requires a... [More]
At the IBM Pulse 2014 Conference in Las Vegas held 2/23/2014-2/26/2014, one of the System z hands-on lab. hosted was the Session E03 PARMGEN hands-on lab . Thanks to those who were able to join us at Pulse/OMEGAMON z/OS Customer Advisory Council sessions this year, and for your interest in our PARMGEN hands-on lab. We appreciate your making the time to take the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI lab. / PARMGEN lab., and other System z labs. @ Pulse. We hope that you found the lab. scenarios useful. Session E03 PARMGEN hands-on lab.... [More]
If you are upgrading to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V3.2 or
higher, and are seeing performance differences for transactions that
heavily use file control, for example, some of your transactions are
using much more CPU. Note that in CICS Transaction Server V3.2 there are changes to enable file control thread safety that might result
in performance differences for transactions that heavily use file
control. To tune your CICS
region in order to improve the performance for transactions using file control,make the system... [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]
Hello, on the link below there is a list of important APARs for Tivoli System Automation for z/OS with a short description/explanation. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=f51f0841-5031-4197-8da4-34b20cdcdeee
As part of TBSM 6.1 GA Tivoli Event Pump for z/OS 4.2.2 has released an Interim Feature to enables IBM Health Checker for z/OS events support. This allows Event Pump to process Health Checker events, send them to Netcool/OMNIbus and provide the more efficient problem diagnosis using the additional availability events. IBM Health Checker for z/OS is a z/OS component that can be used to gather information about z/OS system environment and system parameters to help identify potential configuration problems before they impact... [More]
OA39423: When a remote Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server is getting shutdown requests for CICSplex data it might timeout. ABENDS0C4 in agent when running with PRIMEPSA Diagnostic trap. The force type action commands do not provide a confirmation pop-up message in the OMEGAMON 3270 enhanced user interface. When a remote Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server is shutdown the CICSplex agent continues to request data from the agent(s)that are no longer online. Some collectors when running in the agent address space did not correctly check for... [More]
Check out this first part, of a two part series, on the evolution of the CICS transaction server’s serviceability process and enhancements by Bill Bulfin and Ed Addison. Bill Bulfin has provided Level 2 worldwide remote technical support for CICS and the CICS tools portfolio of products, while Ed Addison has had a Level 2 career supporting VSAM and CICS. Through the years, serviceability, as it relates to CICS, has been primarily concerned with reducing the time and effort required to identify and solve a problem by CICS customers and IBM... [More]
We are proud to announce that, since September 22nd, the new "Remote HotStandBy Controller" feature is available as Beta code on IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS v9.2. The remote hot stand-by controller has been designed to guarantee the continuos availability for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS customers. "What is new, then?" you may ask "I already have my hot stand-by controller up and running!". The new is that your hot stand-by controller can now be remote. Unlike the traditional hot stand-by... [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
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]
Read on to see how a typical a systems programmer would answer this question… As a System Programmer I need the ability to closely monitor the utilization and overall health of our production LPAR. This involves having the proper tools that allow me access to the pertinent information in a centralized location. When my manager inquired about the traffic utilization for the two OSA Ethernet adapters on our production LPAR, I was able to check their status effortlessly using OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks. Checking... [More]
I recently spoke with a support representative for OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS, v4.2.0 and discussed customer inquiries on any performance issues that were made over the last quarter. He informed me that APAR OA34597 and OA31693 were authored to address and improve some key aspects of performance in the product's last release. One customer reported a performance degradation problem in the agent address space and inquired whether the development team could reduce the amount of CPU usage when monitoring multiple CICS Transaction Gateway... [More]
TWA 8.6 ISPF Demo TWA 8.6 zOS released ISPF Panels interface that has been greatly improved to have: Have a quick, at-a-glance view of DB application operations, for faster administration. Have a quick, at-a glance view of CP operations for an easier monitoring Help expert users proving more short cut among panels Help not expert users reducing the number of panels to be navigated See the following link in which you will find a whole demo of this feature to understand the powerful of this feature!
As a software and information developer, interacting with your support team on a regular basis is a viable way to head off customer problems early on and provide real time solutions that signifies team work. The support level personnel within a company is designed to incorporate a solid working knowledge of the software product they support coupled with an innate skill base that fosters problem solving and the handling of complex customer issues in a timely manner. It's important, however, to let customers know how they can save time and... [More]