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.
The new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3.0 is Generally Available today. This suite provides both real-time and historical performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM MQ for z/OS, IBM Integration Bus for z/OS, and IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. This suite can help maximize efficiency and effectiveness of managing your z/OS environment by utilizing this powerful integrated tool set. New enhancements... [More]
Updated IBM® Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS® Version 6.1 documentation is available in the NetView for z/OS 6.1 information center, which contains the most up-to-date information about the product: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/topic/com.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc/ic-homepage.html The following documents were updated: Installation: Getting Started Installation: Configuring Additional Components Program Directory English Program Directory Japanese (New) Program Directory NetView Agent Administration Reference Command Reference... [More]
Over the last few weeks I've had the pleasure of talking to many clients at IBM events, User Groups and 1-1 meetings about a range of topics affecting System z and the one that has provoked some of the most interesting debate has been the impact of Mobile. Nobody would dispute the fact that the increased use of mobile technology is having an impact on the Systems of Record that are critical to so many enterprises, but after talking to numerous clients over the last few weeks the question has come up over and over again: "Is this new... [More]
On June 13, 2014 IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 became generally available. Toleration support is available via the service stream as follows: OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS APAR OA45295 PTF V420 UA73839 PTF V510 UA73840 OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS APAR OA45296 PTF V420 UA73841 PTF V510 UA73842 OMEGAMON End-to-End APAR OA45374 PTF V620 UA74290 ITCAM for CICS on z/OS V73S OA45409 PTF tbd ITCAM for CICS on z/OS V74S OA45444 PTF tbd OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS No maintenance required
Information about two upcoming webcasts about z/OS 1.13 To register: http://events.unisfair.com/rt/ibm~zosr13value ====================================== PART 1 - What's new with z/OS and z/OS Management Facility Version 1 Release 13, and more! SPEAKER: Gita Grube Berg, IBM Server Technology Group Marketing TUESDAY November 15, 2011, 11AM(ET) z/OS® and z/OS Management Facility Version 1 Release 13 provides significant value to your business by delivering new performance, programming, and operational improvements for your z/OS workloads.... [More]
Hi, all, It's May 24, and today we're very pleased to announce NetView for z/OS V6.1, a release that was designed, developed and tested with customers to deliver the value and capabilities that customers have asked for and need. And it's not just a new release, but a new version -- Version 6, continuing NetView's long tradition of delivering rock-solid value to customers through powerful network and system management capabilities. Here are just a few of the highlights of this new release. Expanded logging and log browsing There's a wealth of... [More]
IBM Secu rity zSe cure sui t e 2.2.0 was announced on October 1, 2015 with a planned availability date of November 6, 2015. You can read the US announcement letter here . This release provides currency with z/OS V2R2, IMS 14, CICS V5R3, and Windows 10, extends the zSecure Audit Compliance Testing Framework and user interface for standards such as DISA-STIG and PCI-DSS, and adds or extends integration with IBM Security QRadar SIEM and IBM Security Identity Governance. Background IBM Security zSecure suite can help you... [More]
Hi community, this is a quick overview of what IBM is offering for automation on the mainframe. Tivoli System Automation for z/OS IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) is a NetView-based application designed to provide a single point of control for a full range of systems management functions. SA z/OS plays a key role in supplying high-end automation solutions. SA z/OS functions include monitoring, controlling and automating a large range of system elements spanning both the hardware and software resources of your enterprise. It is... [More]
Fresh on the heels of the successful SHARE conference recently held in Anaheim, California, IBM is hosting an Open House for existing and prospective customers of the award winning System z Service Management software. One part of this event invites customers to explore and use the newly enhanced 3270 OMEGAMON products in a live System z environment. That's right, you will get to test drive the very latest version 5.1.0 OMEGAMON products including the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface. Contact Tony Anderson at Andersan@us.ibm.com for the... [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]
'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]
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]
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.
If you've been following the updates of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON product family over the past year you can't have failed to notice one of the key features being promoted is “Self-Describing Agents” or SDA. Perhaps you have moved to the latest releases and have started using this enhancement (if you have, keep reading, there may be some subtle information here you may not be already aware of), or you may be in the process of planning your upgrade and have not yet considered what benefits the SDA feature will... [More]