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.
....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]
Operational Insights at a Glance – the journey begins! On June 30, 2016, we released IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems v2.2.0 Interim Feature 2 . With this Interim Feature, tedious searching through volumes of operational data is a thing of the past. The new Problem Insights dashboard puts key operational issues at your fingertips: Summarization of key issues per sysplex. A Problem Insights table that provides a synopsis of the key issues that are affecting the sysplexes that you select. Suggested Actions that offer actionable... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on January 20, 2016 . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, February 17th @ 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 deployment queries you may... [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]
Do you ever wonder who is using the most resources in your SYSPLEX right now? Now with OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 in the Enhanced 3270 there is workspace that shows the top 10 consumers in your SYSPLEX. It lists the top 10 jobs (address spaces) currently using CPU, Real Storage, Virtual Storage, CSA, ECSA, i/O, Enqueue conflicts and worst Service Class Performance indexes. Here is the first page of the workspace, you can scroll down for the rest or scroll down in each sub panel to see all 10. Quick view of that... [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]
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our ongoing open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). For our Sept. open Q&A calls: September 25, 2013 : OMEGAMON/ITM PARMGEN R&D Development team will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: PARMGEN FAQs, Best Practices and Tips and answer your questions live on: ================================================================================ Session#1 * : 9/25/2013 (Wednesday) @ 7 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET (US) Session#2 *... [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]
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]
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]
IBM Doc Buddy 1.2 is available for new and existing users! You can download or update IBM Doc Buddy from App Store or Google Play to enjoy the enhanced information experience of looking up z Systems message documentation in your mobile devices. IBM have dropped support for LookAt, the previous z/OS message lookup tool, so IBM Doc Buddy can be your new choice! Here are a few of highlights : The Red Alerts information is now available from the Notifications menu. You are automatically notified about new Red Alerts, pushed by IBM Doc Buddy. When... [More]
TWA 8.6 presentations Hi Community, please have a look to these presentation about TWA 8.6 ! This will allow you to understand the benefits of TWA 8.6 and how it can help your business! TWA Development.