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Five ways to get NetView and CANZLOG "HELP" from Mr. CANZLOG NetView and Canzlog (Consolidated Audit, NetView, and z/OS log) The NetView product has multiple ways to access HELP in order to provide information to you. We will walk through the steps to explain some of the different ways you can access HELP. Here are five ways to access additional HELP information: HELP on the command line. INDEX on the command line. HELP BR on the command line. HELP X – Where X is the item you desire additional information.
....but only if you want them too! There are many customers who still use the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS CUA interface and from time to time want to customize their file and database collection panel to permanently display certain data types and collection processes. Here's a handy little tip on changing the attributes that are displayed on the KC2QCOL (CICS File/Database Collection) panel of the CUA interface from OFF to YES: EXAMPLE: Go into the Configuration Tool (ICAT) CICS GLOBAL and update this section: <DATABASE_COLLECTION> ... [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]
OMEGAMON XE Beta Program To: OMEGAMON Customers and Business Partners Re: Announcing the start of the OMEGAMON XE Beta Program The OMEGAMON Development team is looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in the Beta Program for the next release of the IBM OMEGAMON family. The Beta Program is starting today, Monday, January 13, 2014 and will initially include OMEGAMON XE for CICS. The initial OMEGAMON beta code is available for download and installation today. ... [More]
OMEGAMON development is looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program for OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert. This is a way for participants to follow along as new product enhancements are developed plus interact directly with the OMEGAMON development team. You will be able to validate new product enhancements that could be of value to you and help shape the products and features as they are being developed to better meet your needs. The OMEGAMON development team values feedback... [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
UPDATE: IBM OMEGAMON FOR JVM ON Z/OS V540 IS NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE Back in February, we announced the first release of OMEGAMON monitoring for Java Virtual Machines (JVM) on z/OS bringing the resource level monitoring seen within the rest of the OMEGAMON family of products to Java runtimes. The initial release provided the ability to auto-discover how Java is currently running on your LPAR, insights into Garbage Collection performance, thread and lock details, CPU... [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]
The newest release of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux is now available. Released to coincide with the GA of z/VM 6.3, OM XE on z/VM and Linux allows you to monitor all your z/VM LPARs, regardless of which version of z/VM you are running. Designed to work with the enhancements found in z/VM 6.3, the latest OMEGAMON has all the capabilities of previous releases along with: Support for Single System Images (SSI)
See a topologic mapping of the LPARs in your SSI Support for Live Guest Relocations (LGR)
Among other metrics,... [More]
You have /rtehome and /CandleHome USS file systems and you want to know what authority is needed during the installation and maintenance phases of your operation. Is the READ/WRITE authority required or is the READ authority sufficient? If you have enabled the Self Describing Agent (SDA), then the these files
need to be READ/WRITE all the time . If you do not have SDA enabled,
then these file systems do not need to have WRITE authority . For other solutions and information see the IBM Support Portal for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for z/OS.... [More]
So many workspace titles, so many panel IDs, so little time! What does it all mean? For a comprehensive look at OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, V510 enhanced 3270 user interface workspace titles, panel IDs, and descriptions, see the link further on in this post. FYI: Some of the descriptions contain real usage scenarios pertaining to that specific workspace and others needed to potentially solve a problem Here is a quick look of what's inside: OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS: e3270ui workspace titles, panel IDs, descriptions and scenarios ... [More]
KGWRM messages: The OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component monitoring exit (TxnMonitor) provides its own set of log and trace messages. If this is a Gateway daemon, the messages are written to the STDERR file by default. If this is a WebSphere Application Server instance, the messages are written to the SYSPRINT file of the SERVANT region by default. The following message information was updated and will appear in the v5.1.0 OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS Troubleshooting Guide under the OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG component messages upon the next refresh... [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]
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!