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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]
For tasks that disable resource limiting using KCORMCLL API there is no indication the resource limiting thresholds have been reached. UA 64466 and UA 64467 reference OA38999. Resource Limiting was changed to issue the OC8902 message when a WARN threshold is reached and the new KCP8903I message was issued when a KILL threshold is reached. The task will not be killed by RLIM. After you apply this maintenance, the change will take effect when you issue the OMEG RECYCLE in the CICS region or when the CICS region is recycled. This is the new... [More]
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS uses an agent named IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent for Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS to send events and alerts to IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM). Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS establishes an IP connection with the Socket Data Source of the Tivoli Monitoring agent which acts like a listener task. Every time one of the monitored operations changes its status, or an alert is issued, the related event is sent to the Tivoli Monitoring agent. The data sent by Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS is... [More]
Tivoli Omegamon XE on z/VM and Linux has just released IF4. The highlight of this IF is a new Central Processing Complex (CPC) Workspace. From this workspace you can see, at a glance, the overall CPU usage of all the processors in your complex. The usage is broken down by processor type (IFL, CP, ZiiP, ZaaP, etc). This will allow you to easily see if you have excess capacity in your CPC, or if you are maximizing all of your processor resources. IF4 can be downloaded from Fix Central, with the corresponding Performance Toolkit piece available... [More]
What's New in PARMGEN? PARMGEN PTF UA73689 (APAR OA45024) brings significant improvements to the PARMGEN Workflow interface . The new PTF delivers the following enhancements for all users , whether you are a new first-time-user in PARMGEN or whether you are an experienced subject matter expert . The new PARMGEN enhancements are now generally available with IBM OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3 and IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.2 solutions. Here's a preview of what's new in PARMGEN UA73689... [More]
The Associated Press reported today that the "Jeopardy"-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, announced their special honorees today. The 15th annual Webby Awards ceremony is June 13, hosted by Lisa Kudrow.
The show will stream live on numerous outlets, including via Facebook, among others.
Hello everyone, Thanks for your attendance of our on-going open Q&A calls (focus topics covered to-date: PARMGEN and OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI). We have 2 sets of open Q&A calls this month of August (4 sessions total - please optionally attend either Session#1 -or- Session#2 on 8/21/2013 and again, on 8/28/2013 ): Set 1: August 21, 2013 : Dale Hodson (OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI Developer) and team, will conduct an informal webcast on Featured topic: OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) and its Components and... [More]
Recently, a customer wanted to know if there was a way to track not only the userID, but when changes were made to a workspace in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal with IBM Tivoli Monitoring, v6.2.3. To begin, there are no traces that need to be setup in order to track these changes. These are the two alternatives: You can look for any changes in the kfwmservices.msg file that is found in the itm_home\logs directory for non-Windows platforms; it's in the itm_home\logs directory for Windows. You can create situations or warehouse the messages that... [More]
Here is a video on OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 and its ability to show the output from the zOS Health Checker. You can under the e3270ui or the TEP interfaces now see in OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 the current recommendations from the zOS Health Checks that have run on the current LPAR. OMEGAMON Health Checker video
In a technote from IBM Support, a customer was running the APPLY step during their installation of OMEGAMON components and encountered multiple GIM processing error messages like the following: GIM40901E ** COPY PROCESSING TO THE TKANCUS LIBRARY FAILED FOR CLIST KOBHNSWA IN SYSMOD HKOB700. THE RETURN CODE (08) EXCEEDED THE ALLOWABLE VALUE. DATE 12.187 - TIME 12:27:24 - SEQUENCE NUMBER 000114 GIM30227E ** APPLY PROCESSING FAILED FOR SYSMOD HKOB620 BECAUSE PROCESSING FAILED FOR SYSMOD HKOB700. SYSMOD HKOB700 CONTAINS HIGHER LEVELS OF COMMON... [More]
Dear Automation Experts, this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2013. The conference will be held Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, 2013
in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be
English. Register now at https://events.paxido.com/EOTC-2013/ 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... [More]
Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS now supports DB2 IFCID 225 records via APAR PM71384. DB2 IFCID 225 statistics records are critical for storage monitoring. TDSz now provides a new sub-component within the DB2 component called the System Storage Usage sub-component so that this data can now be collected and reported on within TDSz. The following two new tables have been introduced to TDSz as a part of the new System Storage Usage sub-component: DB2_STORAGE_T DB2_STORAGE_H These tables provide detailed system storage usage information for DB2,... [More]
This is John Arnesen with NetView and SA Level 2 support.
Have you even seen a message and wondered what it meant? Could not find any meaningful information in the manuals?? Wanted to know more about a command??? There are ways to find out more using the IBM Support Portal or Google. Did you know that IBM content is indexed in Google... The IBM Support Portal will limit searches to be Product Specific. If the IBM Support Portal is configured for NetView z/OS, all searches will be related to that product. For... [More]
You're looking for the latest doc for the version 5.3.0 releases. You went to the Information Center and you got redirected to something called IBM Knowledge Center. What's going on? And how do you find the documentation? Well, obviously, the OMEGAMON XE product documentation and the Tivoli Management Services shared documentation has moved from the Information Center to the new IBM® Knowledge Center. Knowledge Center, or KC as it is commonly referred to, is IBM's new central location for product documentation. To find the... [More]