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.
Try it, you'll like it! The IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1 open beta, which was previously announced on April 24 of this year, introduces cloud-style CICS development, deployment, and operations, by delivering new Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities that can be used to host Software as a Service (SaaS)-based CICS applications. Foundational advancements in both capability and scalability will allow CICS applications to do more, more easily. For more information, click the following link: CICS TS for z/OS V5.1 open... [More]
IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS Hosted Beta Program To: OMEGAMON Customers and Business Partners The OMEGAMON Development team is looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in the Hosted Beta Program for the next release of the IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS. The Hosted Beta Program is starting, Monday, April 28, 2014 and will initially include OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, OMEGAMON XE for Messaging on z/OS, and OMEGAMON XE on z/OS. The... [More]
'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in IBM Z Systems R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your monitoring software. Dear Rocky, My team works for a large financial institution with over 100,000 employees and revenue of over 20 billion dollars in 2015. We're so excited to start monitoring our enterprise applications with our recent purchase of the OMEGAMON(R) XE Management Suite for z/OS... [More]
As product manager for IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for DB2® Performance Expert on z/OS®, I’m often asked by customers and the field alike how does IBM’s “Expert” offering differ from the “Monitor” offering? Certainly there’s a concise list of features that differentiate Performance Expert from Performance Monitor, but there’s more to it than that. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS can be described as a single tool that allows you to monitor, analyze... [More]
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Just off Watson's Webby win, IBM held a special keynote event in New York today where it, among other things, discussed the future of Watson. Even though the keynote details listed for the event had "Watson" as a speaker, the little guy was not present, not even his avatar likeness. Nevertheless, people who were instrumental in turning a piece of high-concept tech into a viral marketing phenomenon were there to talk about Watson's place in society and where he'll go from here. We all witnessed Watson's ratings bonanza on America's... [More]
What's new: The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 UI allows the definition of a Secondary HUB TEMS. If you wish to periodically monitor a HUB TEMS, in another data center for example, then defining a secondary HUB TEMS is one solution. Once a secondary HUB TEMS is defined switching between the primary and secondary HUB TEMS is easy using the switch command. The secondary HUB TEMS will also become the active HUB TEMS, if for example, the primary HUB... [More]
The lessons for all businesses and institutions are powerful: To survive
and succeed over a long period, you have to be willing and able to
continually transform, guided by enduring values and a broadly
understood identity. And so goes...... "Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company " ......., which is slated for release this month. Journalists Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm and
Jeffrey M. O’Brien examine how IBM has contributed to the evolution of
technology and the modern corporation over the... [More]
The embedded data feature is introduced in the latest release of the OMEGAMON family of products. The new feature speeds up your problem determination efforts by making data from one product available in another's enhanced 3270UI workspaces. With embedded data, less time is spent switching between the OMEGAMON products. The accompanying playlists and videos demonstrate how to use the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface and embedded data to solve problems. With this youtube playlist , you can play all of the videos or you can select... [More]
A Fix List summarizes all the APARs for each version, release, and modification (VRM) level of the currently supported CICS products.
For example, the following link contains a Fix List table of APARs for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS)
V4.2. A comma separated values (CSV) file containing all the fields
for each APAR is also included as an attachment. You can use the CSV
file to import the list of APARs into a spreadsheet or database for
sorting or downloading. This latest update of the Fix List was done on August... [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]
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]