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.
IMS V14 is now available and provides enhancements in IMS performance, scalability, usability, and availability. OMEGAMON XE for IMS, part of the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS, delivered its Day One support for IMS 14. OMEGAMON XE for IMS v5.3.0 (5698-T02) supports IMS 14 in its base release. For support in v5.1.0, PTF UA79563 (APAR OA48864) is required. One of the major enhancements in IMS V14 is a new user exit for the IMS Monitor. This enhancement can help provide a better... [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]
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]
Earlier this week we announced updates to the IBM Service Management on z/OS product suites, including the introduction of a new OMEGAMON monitoring agent focused on resource level metrics for any Java Virtual Machine on z/OS. For the first time you can get a comprehensive side-by-side view of the health of JVMs executing on z/OS, from application workload utilizing Liberty on CICS, standalone Java-based batch applications or JVMs providing the underlying infrastructure to applications such as z/OS... [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.
We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in a Beta program for Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring and Discovery. The Beta program provides participants with the opportunity to get an early look at this future product capability with new problem solving capabilities for the IBM zEnterprise platform and provide feedback directly to the Development team. There will be 2 options offered to Beta program participants: Participants can download Beta code from a web site and install it in their own test... [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]
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]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our next call, Michael Crump (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Architect) , will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI/Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager and answer your questions live on: =========================================================================================== Session#1 * : 7/24/2013 (Wednesday) @ 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET (US) Session#2 * : 7/25/2013... [More]
Fast path to DB2 thread performance with enhanced 3270 usability improvements from OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert Depending on your environment, you may find the Enhanced 3270 Data Sharing Group Thread Summary (called “DB2 Group Active Threads”) to be the preferred way to understand your DB2 ® for z/OS ® applications. With V530, new linkage has been created to be able to quickly and easily navigate to the related thread detail workspaces from this view. In addition, an authorized user can... [More]
SHARE in San Francisco, Feb 3-8, is here! Join us for some great sessions on z/OS network management: 12780: Understanding The Impact Of The Network On z/OS Performance Speaker: Ed Woods 12779: What's New for z/OS Network Performance Monitoring with OMEGAMON Speaker: Dean Butler 12781: Using NetView for z/OS for Enterprise-Wide Event Management and Automation Speaker: Mike Bonett 12774: Get Up and Running With NetView IP Management Speakers: Kirk Bean and Larry Green Talk to us and see... [More]
Welcome to the new age of CS&I OMEGAMON Beta programs! We have an exciting new program to offer you... As part of our use of agile development, each beta driver that we make available with the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite beta will be a near GA-ready solution. This is quite different from the beta programs you have experienced in the past. You might recall that in the "old age" of beta programs, prior to agile development, you would get a beta driver of very early GA development code and quite... [More]