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.
May 17 : System z Webcast " What's New with IBM Workload Automation " using the Tivoli Workload Scheduler family Highlights Topics include: Sharing infrastructure among applications to reduce
resources Reducing labor costs by automating new workloads with
the same staff resources Improving productivity by reusing existing workload
automation processes and procedures Speakers: Flora Tramantano, Tivoli Workload Automation
Product Manager, IBM Software Group Broadcast Date: May 17,
2012, 11 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, 4:00... [More]
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]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON e3270ui). For our June calls, we plan to focus on PARMGEN System Variables deployment , as requested by a number of customers, in our usual informal webcast and answer your questions live on: Session#1 * : Wednesday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (US) Session#2 * : Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (US) ( * Optionally Attend Either Session#1 * or * Session#2: [Featured topic: PARMGEN System Variables... [More]
NetView for z/OS has a long list of IP Management capabilities. Now available is a quick start procedure to enable the IP management functions in Netview v5.4 and v6.1. For those using Netview for other purposes like automated operations, use this guide to quickly configure and start using NetView's IP Management tools. Click Enabling IP Management in NetView for z/OS v5.4 or v6.1.
Hello everyone, ►►** 09/10/2015 UPDATE ** Meeting held on 09/09/2015. Thank you for your attendance! Presentation Materials: The presentation can be downloaded from the following link in SMC) System z community: URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=7ba7ce08-da42-4506-b50f-671922e69db9 Meeting Minutes: Furnished upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org... [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]
APAR OA43920 ( www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1OA43920 ) adds support for your OSA-Express5S hardware in OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5. OSA-Express5S is a technology refresh and introduces a new SNMP MIB with a new set of metrics. This APAR adds 4 attribute groups to OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 5. Customers who are running OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks version 4.2 will need to upgrade to version 5 in order to monitor OSA-Express5S. After installing the PTF and fixpack, the new OSA-Express5S attributes... [More]
Instead of visiting individual information centers, now you can find all technical information about IBM System z on IBM Knowledge Center at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ . IBM Knowledge Center is the strategic platform to deliver technical information for IBM products and solutions. As both a standalone application available on the internet and an installable application, IBM Knowledge Center is becoming a fusion of individual product information centers, wikis, and social media capabilities. Why did we migrate to IBM... [More]
Hi, we would like to let you know that TWSz 8.5.1 is now certified on zEnterprise platform! On this entry we would like to give you a quick information on how it will be helpful for your system this new solution! Let us know any clarification or information on that wonderful solution now available! Which are the advantages? Discover them...... § Tivoli Workload Automation, in all its forms and flexible configurations, helps maximizing operational efficiency, enabling service-driven management and control of aggregated,... [More]
The SA z/OS team just provided an APAR with zEnterprise EC12 Toleration support. APAR number is OA39856, PTFs are available for SA z/OS 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 releases. The APAR provides the necessary support to tolerate the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 mainframe systems as target for the SA z/OS hardware interfaces.
On September 29 at 11:00 am EST, the Tivoli Software Community will provide a complimentary technical teleconference that will show how OMEGAMON
products and the Tivoli Enterprise Portal can be used to identify,
isolate, and solve typical z/OS performance and availability management
issues. The session will include examples of how to get the most out of
OMEGAMON and the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, and discuss the integration
of OMEGAMON with other Tivoli solutions. For more information, Register here After attending this... [More]