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.
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]
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 has announced the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.1.1. 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 for your IBM z/OS operating system, networks, storage subsystems, IBM DB2, IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and IBM WebSphere Application... [More]
Three weeks ago, we announced our 3Q2014 Early Access and Beta program for IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis for z/OS. Yesterday, we published our first Beta driver for this new program. The most exciting capability in this Beta driver is certainly the new Linux on System z run-time support for the IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis server. With this new capability, we have created the first solution to perform z/OS (and distributed) IT log analytics from System z. Other new capabilities included in this Beta driver: *... [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]
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]
Come and get the new Dashboard Edition (DE) Situation Status Tree now as it is ready for your use. For 3270 focused z/OS users the Tivoli OMEGAMON Dashboard Edition on z/OS now includes the enhanced 3270 User Interface Situation Status Tree. Use the out of the box overview dashboard to visually view the last 4 hours of near term history and current status of your situations (exception condition alerts) . You need to install PTF UA77224 to the DE (MV310 FMID). Then for the OMNIMON BASE component you need the OB730 level... [More]
The OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS consists of eight OMEGAMON monitors which are packaged together. In common with the other mainframe OMEGAMON products which were made generally available on September 5th, OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.3.0 included new features which are focused on Enhanced 3270 UI near term history and embedded data. Both of these features will help you resolve problems in your CICS environment by ensuring that the data that you need is available quickly, even when that data is from different subsystems or... [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 team is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all System z software for a large healthcare organization. We presently employ more than 10,000 workers and had revenue of $8 billion last year. Our enterprise consists of a 6 way Parallel Sysplex which heavily utilizes a V11... [More]
Hello, we posted a PDF document on the TWS WIKI (path Tivoli Workload Scheduler>TWS Distributed>Distributed-driven scheduling on JES) that compares the two solutions available to schedule wokload on JES from TWS distributed . In fact, there are two products that can accomplish this task: Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications for z/OS and the Tivoli Workload Scheduler distributed Agent for z/OS. If you have Tivoli Workload Scheduler and a z/OS system where you would like to schedule workload that does not require the use of the... [More]
Instead of visiting individual information centers, now you can find all technical information about IBM System z on IBM Knowledge Center at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ . IBM Knowledge Center is the strategic platform to deliver technical information for IBM products and solutions. As both a standalone application available on the internet and an installable application, IBM Knowledge Center is becoming a fusion of individual product information centers, wikis, and social media capabilities. Why did we migrate to IBM... [More]
Here is an issue I ran into today. Lets look at the pdf file attached: Process Gone WIld PDF On Page 2 - I saw two alerts this AM - One for a possible CPU Looping address space on LPAR SYS and a second one for a USS Process using a large amount of CPU time. Lets look at these issues on LPAR SYS. On Page 3 - We go to OMEGAMON XE for zOS and look at LPAR SYS and ask which Address Space maybe Looping? It is CTG90GP. Now I can cancel this right here but I really want to understand it better... [More]
Now you can use IBM SmartCloud Analytics – Log Analysis and OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite agents working together under Tivoli Enterprise Portal. This is a very powerful tool to help you find issues impacting your performance very quickly.. Check this link for details http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21696831
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!
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]