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 intends to enhance its software cloud and datacenter automation portfolio: System Automation family products will be participating. Please see announcement http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/8/897/ENUS212-068/ENUS212-068.PDF .
The My notifications tool provides support notifications to subscribers with new or updated System support information. Information covers a broad range of materials, including software knowledgebase documents, Preventive Service Planning information (PSPs), Fix information, Security advisories, and more. The My notification tool provides the ability to save notification options and other personal preferences. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to create your new subscriptions. STEP 1 : To access the tool go to the following... [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]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView for z/OS level 2 support. If you have a few minutes and want to learn about NetView function and features such as Canzlog, IP Management, or running and review/analyze Packet Traces, check out this link. You will find short video presentations on feature usage. They only take a few minutes and most include sceen shots.... [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]
Updated IBM® Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS® Version 6.2 documentation is available in the NetView for z/OS 6.2 information center, which contains the most up-to-date information about the product: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc%2Fic-homepage.html The following documents were updated: - Administration Reference - Command Reference Volume 1 (A-N) - Installation: Configuring the GDPS Active/Active Continuous Availability Solution - Installation:... [More]
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]
'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R& D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky, I am a Performance Engineer for a large financial institution which has market capitalization of over $43 billion dollars and generates more than $12 billion dollars in annual revenue. Additionally, we are one of the world's largest securities servicing provider and a top asset management firm.... [More]
Here are just some of the highlights: Speed mainframe application delivery with continuous integration and testing Webcast: Learn from our experts about smarter development and testing for System z Free e-book: Get started with WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for z/OS and Liberty Profile Deliver exceptional web experiences to customers, partners and employees – wherever they are Webcast: Elevate your operational analytics with new DB2 10 for z/OS Real-Time Scoring IBM Software Newsletter: System Z Edition If you want to subscribe to... [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]
Sometimes we take for granted the mundane tasks we do in our lives; they are unavoidable, not the tasks, but the taking for granted part. However, if we put our software hat on for a minute and stop and think about what is really happening when we perform these tasks then the application itself will take over and provide the necessary processing, a la CICS. If you have ever withdrawn money from an ATM, taken out an insurance policy, paid a utility bill or shopped in a large retail store, then you have most likely used CICS. As Steve Mills said... [More]
Hello System Automation for z/OS users, please be aware of a small enhancement of IBM System Automation for z/OS® V3.4 delivered in August this year. This small enhancement is related to the policy update through a flat file. If you require to update the PROCESSOR INFORMATION policy through a flat file, please install this support. For further information including this enhancement's documentation please visit the Support and Important Information section of the System Automation for z/OS® wiki (... [More]
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]
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]