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.
OMEGAMON XE for IMS v5.3.0 is a key part of the IBM® Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS® v5.3.1 announcement today. With the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS you can find IMS system and application problems more quickly and speed up problem resolution time. New OMEGAMON IMS real-time workspaces in the enhanced 3270 user interface The enhanced 3270 user interface has a large set of new workspaces to better monitor key resources such as: shared queues, response time analysis, IMS Open Transaction Manager Access... [More]
IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM 1.11.1 has become generally available on June 15, 2012. Notable features include: * coverage of minidisks and real devices in dedicated new report types VM_MDISK and VM_DEV, available from menu options RE.V.M and RE.V.RD. * exploitation of a security API provided in z/VM V6R2 by RACF, which adds a number of reports and options that were only available under z/OS before, e.g. - substantial extensions to menu option AU.S - RACF control: many new and enhanced reports on RACF security... [More]
A customer recently needed to review an earlier transaction they had created and found that the ONDV data had been wrapped-around. The customer saved their history data in a VSAM file and they needed to increase the size of their historical data. This history file reallocation can be can be changed dynamically through the Configuration Tool. From PRODUCT COMPONENT SELECTION MENU, select OMEGAMON II for CICS. The CONFIGURE OMEGAMON II FOR CICS / RTE: xxxx panel is displayed. On the CONFIGURE OMEGAMON II FOR CICS / RTE: xxxx panel, select 5,... [More]
'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky, My company is a large Healthcare organization with ~5,000 employees, providing patient care to over 7500 people, & had revenue of 8 billion dollars last year. We are in the process of migrating several of our large patient applications to System z hardware &... [More]
'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions. Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software. Dear Rocky I am a performance engineer for a large global health services company with over 32,00 employees, operates in 30 countries around the world, has 70 million customers, and $22 billion in revenue. We use several IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® products to monitor our 8 - way production Parallel Sysplex... [More]
The following SA z/OS 3.4 presentations about 'ProcOps zEnterprise Support' are available now here: Part 1: ProcOps Framework Enhancements: Part 1 Part 2: ProcOps Ensemble Communication and Commands: Part 2
Hi again everyone, We know that many customers are still planning on moving to OMEGAMON XE V510+ this year where they will encounter a number of valuable updates in the product. Some of those updates affect installation and configuration, such as the new PARMGEN method of configuration. Cecile Day from our PARMGEN R&D team, will conduct an informal webcast on OMEGAMON XE V510 configuration and answer your questions live on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 am Eastern time and again on May 8th at 2:00 pm Eastern . Our first OMEGAMON XE V510... [More]
Its been 4 years since I was hired by IBM from school. I always wanted to a work for an organization that is well known for its contribution in innovation and creativity. I am fascinated by the innovation and creativity that IBM drives and how IBMers have always made significant contributions to Artificial Intelligence. One such example was IBM's Deep Blue product and more recent example would be IBM's contribution to cognitive thinking through Watson . These innovations constantly lead me to believe that IBM is a visionary leader... [More]
mainframeitalia.com is a web site addressing news related to the System z ecosystem. Its goal is to provide information, suggestions and experiences about mainframe topics. Why a mainframe site in Italian language? It's not certainly because the professionals working in this environment does not know English. Rather, because the sources on which are many interesting things to find, all in English and often do not focused only on mainframe computers,and this is combined with the fact that the time to look for exciting news is never enough.... [More]
As part of the launch of the new OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS v5.3.0, we have created a demonstration video to help you learn how to enable Near-Term History in the enhanced 3270UI. If you enjoyed the video or found it useful don't forget to hit the like button to let us know! You can also go to the ismconnect home page and subscribe to receive notifications whenever a new video is uploaded. If you have suggestions for possible videos in the future or would like to leave some feedback, please add a comment below. Learn... [More]
IBM has just released a brand-new set of performance and availability monitoring capabilities for its zEnterprise™ hybrid computing system.
With this release, IBM offers for the first time an end-to-end monitoring solution for the zEnterprise environment, its physical and virtual resources and workload resource groups. Please click here to read the announcement in detail. Only a single instance of the monitoring agent is required to monitor all zEnterprise systems in a customer's data center. Through the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, the agent... [More]
NetView for z/OS v6.1 Sample REXX programs can be downloaded to help you speed up zOS problem determination. The samples can be used to help you find different system messages captured in the NetView Consolidated Audit, Network and zOS log (Canzlog) that match on
various filter specifications available to NetView users. Click here to download a zip containing the three REXX files along with a readme in pdf form describing their capabilities. Click here to access the NetView Wiki for additional information.
For OMEGAMON and ITM customers we have provided a new sample workspace for customers to use in the e3270ui. The KOBSITEC workspace allows the ITM Situation Events to show on the e3270ui. This workspace is part of PTF UA67643. Once installed call the workspace to see the current ITM Situation status on your e3270ui. Check out the example display. Invoke the workspace with a "=KOBSITEC" on the command line. Proactive monitoring is so important to allow situations to run on each system and alert you... [More]
Java is one of the most well-known and used programming languages today, which makes Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) integral in today’s application programming. When working with a JVM, you will undoubtedly encounter performance issues at some point. When these problems arise, the thread data provided by the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS Monitoring Feature for JVM can be invaluable in resolving the issue. JVMs split work across multiple threads... [More]
SA for z/OS is built on top of many base services provided by NetView for z/OS. But did you know that the two products also have a long history of collaboration and integration? Or that several integration points are new to the last couple releases? Let's explore these areas. First, "data REXX" support gave NetView the opportunity to conditionally include SA initialization members without asking customers to manually include these members, as they previously had to do, saving time and eliminating potential errors. This has been... [More]