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.
Today we announced the 2015 Early Access and Beta Program for IBM's SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS offering. We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in working with us to shape and validate the new capabilities we plan to develop for this leading IT Operations Analytics solution for z/OS. Please visit our developerWorks community for announcement details. Or contact the program coordinator to learn how you can participate.
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]
Please use v7.3.0 Fix Pack 1 of the broker monitoring agent in OMEGAMON XE for Messaging and ITCAM for Applications to monitor Version 10 of IBM Integration Bus. To get to this level on z/OS, you can apply PTF UA78812, and on distributed platforms, you can install Passport Advantage part number CN6R0EN. Note that this level of the monitoring agent additionally supports more types of Resource Statistics for the Integration Server (Execution Group) for TCPIP Client Nodes, TCPIP Server Nodes, and Sockets. The following technote also... [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]
Thanks for your ongoing support of our previous blogs: September 2014 Blog: " Where has the OMEGAMON documentation gone? " (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/omegamon_shared_documentation_ch_ch_ch_changes?lang=en ) August 2014 Blog: " Three Hours to Thrill: OMEGAMON Configuration Tip#1! " (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/parmgen_tip?lang=en ) July 2014 Blog : " Good news for... [More]
OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.3.0 Fix Pack 1, along with PTF UA78624 is now available and delivers improved metrics, integration to OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V.5.3.0 and additional support. The following improvements are being provided: Task History Improvements: Previously, Task History filtering only supported one decimal place for response time and CPU time. This is now increased to support up to 6 decimal places. Currently, when you enter task history you are presented with the most recent transactions. You can access task history... [More]
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]
Hi All, The solution reported at the following link (it's from the "integration scenarios" wiki) can be useful for all TWS for z/OS admins using the TEP integration: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/x/dQX8Cw That link has an attached document describing how to implement a solution entirely based on a TEP feature (the link to ) allowing to create a "launch in contest" link between different table spaces. In particular it describes how to create a link between the ALERT table space and the JOB table space. This makes... [More]
We have all been out shopping at one time or another when we have heard the booming voice of the in store public address announcer proclaiming special items in aisle so and so or a sale that is going on in real time. Well, listen up! IBM recently announced that it is making downloads of the new mobile version of its Lotus Connections social media and community building software free to users. Big Blue announced its new mobile software on August 29 with the goal
of helping organizations embrace social networking using a broad range
Just heard from a customer... OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provided immediate value to the customer. The very first time that the customer logged on to the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface, they identified an application that had a high number of connection requests that were rejected. The application was not accepting the connection requests fast enough or was not configured properly. Over 50K requests had been rejected. This may have been 50,000 customers that were not able to place orders, or 50,000 business transactions... [More]
One way or another we've all heard the quote “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” This is as true in managing problems in z/OS LPARs as anywhere else. History can teach us about recurring problem and about lingering problems. In this discussion we will show how the new OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 5.3.0 Enhance 3270 User Interface can help system managers identify DASD device contention, how long it has been happening and who is involved. Imagine for now that there is a z/OS operation... [More]
IBM is looking for additional customers and business partners who are interested in participating in Early Access Programs for the next release of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE CICS on z/OS and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, which are currently under development. Beta code will soon be available for download for both products. This will be an important new release of the products, with new problem solving capabilities. The Development team is eager to get feedback from users of the products on the enhancements in the release. Feedback will be used... [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]
We recently recorded a podcast as part of the "Did you say Mainframe?!" series about the latest updates for CICS and CICS TG users in OMEGAMON XE for CICS V530. If you're a current OMEGAMON user perhaps looking to upgrade, or are simply interested in seeing what OMEGAMON can provide for monitoring your CICS environment, this 10 minute recording will highlight the key enhancements. Specifically, we discuss the following: Faster root-cause investigation of problems using Near-Term Historical data collection. Providing stronger... [More]