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) 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. 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]
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]
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!
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]
Hello everyone, I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for your attendance of the previous PARMGEN customer open Q&A teleconference call held on Wednesday, May 20th . We are scheduling the next monthly PARMGEN customer open Q&A webcast call, planned to be held on Wednesday, June 24th @ 11 a.m. US ET . We tried to choose a time that would be convenient for most participants -- we apologize to those of you where this is very early or very late in the day. As part of our continued focus on further improving PARMGEN and... [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
The OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 Program Directory is intended for system programmers who are responsible for program installation and maintenance. It contains information about the material and procedures associated with the installation of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS. You can find the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 Program Directory at the following link: IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON XE information center Just expand the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS node from the Contents navigational tree on the left... [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Application High Availability in a Heterogeneous Environment Many solutions today have services and applications that execute on different hardware and software. This makes it difficult to control and automate each component to improve availability, reduce overall solution risk and decrease operations workload. Are you trying to manage both distributed and mainframe environments as one? Does the requirement for 24/7 availability keep you up at night? Join us for this complimentary teleconference to learn how IBM Tivoli® System Automation... [More]
A key part of the IBM® Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS®, V5.3.1 announcement today is the new release of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks, version 5.3.0 . Understand information related to when the problem began with near-term history in the enhanced 3270 user interface. For example, select an application and see when an application has high out of order segments and view details of applications, connections, listeners, and other resources around the time the out of order segments occurred View TCP... [More]