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.
You have installed OMEGAMON XE on z/OS version 510, and you are loving the new enhanced 3270 user interface, but you would like to see a list of all the workspaces available for the interface. You would also like to know how to know the most direct way to navigate from some of the top level workspaces to some of the detail workspaces. Well now that information is available in the new OMEGAMON XE on z/OS enhanced 3270 workspace and navigation guide. Take a look and let us know what you think!
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]
'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]
The 2011 North American System Availability Roadshow is well under way, with stops this week in Atlanta and Dallas. Customers are learning how to get additional value from Tivoli products and solutions they already have, how to use existing automation and network management capabilities they didn't know were there, and the value that Tivoli system availability products offer through integration. In some cases, this can result in cost savings by allowing the customer to remove a narrowly focused point product. Customers have been very... [More]
Dear Automation Experts, this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2012 . We have limited space available in our auditorium and therefore safe your seat and register as soon as possible! Registration is required for all attendees, including speakers. Only registered persons will get entrance to the conference. The registration process: 1. Register at https://events.paxido.com/eotc-2012 Here you also can find the preliminary agenda and get further information. After registering you will receive a... [More]
We are pleased to announce the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) 2012. The conference will be held Monday, May 07 through Friday, May 11, 2012 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by representatives from IBM software development teams and YOU, the product exploiters. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged. Topics cover a range of IBM system management products,... [More]
On June 13, 2014 IBM CICS Tra nsac tion Ser ver for z/OS V5. 2 has become generally available. A service stream enhancement (SSE) to IB M Se c u ri t y z S e cu r e 2 . 1 provided currency support on June 14, 2014. This SSE furthermore extends the zSecure Audit Compliance Testing Framework with additional DISA-STIG support and provides a number of usability enhancements. Background Mainframes continue to be the home for mission critical information and essential business production... [More]
What’s New in OMEGAMON XE for IMS v510 IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for IMS® v5.10 provides the following key enhancements and benefits: Self-Describing Agents (SDA) reduces the total cost of ownership and improves time to value by eliminating manual installation of application data on ITM servers (TEMS and TEPS) as well as eliminating monitoring outages due to recycling these servers when agents are updated by maintenance. With SDA, the proper level of application data is automatically propagated and installed on all ITM server components... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program continues; l ooking for customer and business partner stakeholders In March 2014, IBM launched its new IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings: the first solution in the market to provide log analytics capabilities for z/OS. Just a few days ago, we released an Interim Feature that provides valuable enhancements to this solution, including CICS domain insights, support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS High-Performance Extensible... [More]
We are pleased to announce the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) 2015. The conference is planned from Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English . This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by representatives from IBM software development teams and YOU, the product exploiters. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged. Topics cover a... [More]
Coming soon to a city near you ... the 2011 North America System Availability Roadshow. Yes, beginning next week, we take System Availability on the road with stops in the Detroit area (Southfield) on Tuesday, October 4, and Chicago on Thursday, October 6. This is an opportunity for you to spend a day learning how you can increase business flexibility and system availability with Integrated Service Management. See how you can get more value from the management products you already have. Through a series of presentations and demos, you'll be... [More]
A team member of the System Automation for z/OS development team will be presenting several sessions at SHARE in Anaheim, August 5 - 10th 2012. Don't miss those sessions if you are interested in System Automation or want to contact a member from the development team. Following sessions are scheduled: 11207: Automating your IMSplex with System Automation for z/OS , Monday, August 6, 2012: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Platinum Ballroom Salon 7 (Anaheim Marriott Hotel) 11832: What’s New with Tivoli System Automation for z/OS , Monday, August 6, 2012:... [More]
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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]
Hello Community, this entry describes a performance enhancement involving the current plan VSAM dataset LSR buffering to be used in case of big workloads. Apar PM12394 that implements the enhancement, is available all TWS for z/OS releases (8.3.0 and later). The use of parameters CPBPLIM and CPDTLIM in controller OPCOPTS can cause performance issues when storage fragmentation occurs due to big plans execution. CPBPLIM allows to choose which percentage of the available storage can be used to allocate the buffers, CPDTLIM allows to choose... [More]