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.
Looking for interested customers and business partners to participate in IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS Early Access and Beta Program 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. As we continue to develop this ground-breaking solution, we would like to collaborate with interested customers and business partners in our Early Access and Beta Program. This program originally started... [More]
IBM has announced the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.3.0. This suite includes performance monitoring tools to lower cost and business risk of managing z/OS and all key subsystems. This single product includes all the OMEGAMONs for z/OS and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Web Resources. With this suite, one can monitor performance and availability management capabilities for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and IBM... [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]
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!
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]
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]
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]
Activating and configuring Dynamic Critical Path The Dynamic Critical Path feature is entirely managed by the Controller and Daily Plan Batch tasks. There are no other requirements. The only times that you are asked to specify for the (critical) operation are the deadline and the estimated duration times. After that, the feature automatically calculates and adjusts the intermediate times to adhere to the defined times without requiring any further manual intervention. To activate Dynamic Critical Path, leave to YES the CRITJOB keyword of the... [More]
z/OS V2R2 was announced on July 28, 2015 with a planned availability date of September 30, 2015. Toleration fixes have been made available for zSecure 1.13.0, 1.13.1, 2.1.0, and 2.1.1. Background The zSecure for z/OS release numbers follow those of z/OS. For complete support of a z/OS release, you generally need the same release of zSecure. However, compatibility fixes are sometimes provided for earlier zSecure releases. Relevant APARs A list of compatibility APARs to date follows below. If later APARs are added, these will be... [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]
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]
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]
OMEGAMON XE for Messaging v7.3.0 includes several Enhanced 3270 User Interface workspaces with embedded data from other OMEGAMON products, which allow direct access to additional data you need to monitor your MQ applications. It is important to understand that the embedded data feature also allows immediate viewing of z/OS address space data about your queue manager and channel initiator address spaces. Previously, you would have had to hunt through the address spaces listed for an LPAR to find the data you... [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]
In OMEGAMON XE for IMS v510 we released our first content in the new Enhanced 3270 User Interface. One of the very useful things that this interface allows us to do is show you information across your entire IMSplex – even across LPARs - on one screen. Lets start on our main workspace, KIPSTART. We'll be looking at the first subpanel, which shows a list of all of the IMSplexes in our environment, focusing on IMSplex IA1C for this scenario: Already, we notice that somewhere within the IMSplex, a locking condition has occurred.... [More]