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.
Hello, in support of Tivoli NetView for z/OS 6.1 System Automation for z/OS shipped toleration support which is needed to run with NetView 6.1. The APAR number is OA35900. Toleration support is available for SA z/OS 3.2 and SA z/OS 3.3 customers.
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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]
The original KCP0219: INTERVAL VALUE IS INVALID, MUST SPECIFY 1 message for V4.2.0 of OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS has been changed to satisfy both values for the WLM collection interval in the OC START ID=WLM command. This is the updated/changed message: KCP0219E THE INTERVAL VALUE IS INVALID, MUST SPECIFY 1 OR TEP. Explanation: The INTERVAL value coded on the OC START ID=WLM command is incorrect. System action: The workload analysis subtask stops working . User response: Enter the command with a valid value. The valid values are 1 or TEP.... [More]
Hello, This is John Arnesen with NetView for z/OS level 2 support. If you have a few minutes and want to learn about NetView function and features such as Canzlog, IP Management, or running and review/analyze Packet Traces, check out this link. You will find short video presentations on feature usage. They only take a few minutes and most include sceen shots.... [More]
For those of you who are new to System Automation or have already a lot of experience, but are puzzled by the new panels of this SA release and want to know how to get the best out of it, I want to give some usage hints. To be able to add some screen shots I have created a PDF and stored it into the Files-section, the title is “SA z/OS Automation Table Definition Hints”. I kept it fairly short and arranged it around the following three questions: How to specify an odd message-id, e. g. mixed case How to position a message trap within the AT... [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]
Hi Community please have a look to the following documents where the benefits of this feature are illustrated ! Do you need to condition the start of a job to a specific return code of a predecessor job? Would you like to shorten your workload execution time by conditioning the start of a job to a specific step return code without waiting the whole job execution? Conditional logic feature is what can help you to realize these scenarios. The feature is well described in the TWS for z/OS Managing the Workload manual (there is a dedicated... [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]
Mainframe computers play a central role in the daily operations of many of the
world's largest corporations, and batch processing is a fundamental part of the
workloads that run on the mainframe. Do you want a book that specifically addresses batch processing in detail? Click the following link: Batch Modernization on z/OS
Why monitor CSA and ECSA? Its simple, when common storage (CSA, ECSA, SQA, and ESQA) is exhausted, a system outage will occur. When ESQA is exhausted, further requests for ESQA are allocated from ECSA. When ECSA is exhausted, further requests are allocated from the much smaller CSA storage. The main reasons why common storage shortages occur: Not enough common storage is allocated Activity on the system exceeds previous levels, resulting in additional common storage being allocated An address space allocates more and more common... [More]
NetView for z/OS REXX samples are available for integrating NetView with the zAware Server. These samples help identify when system anomalies are found by zAware and allow further automation and problem diagnosis using NetView functions. Further information about this integration, the samples for downloading and information about zAware itself can be found by clicking here for the NetView for z/OS Wiki Integration Scenarios page.
OA39423: When a remote Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server is getting shutdown requests for CICSplex data it might timeout. ABENDS0C4 in agent when running with PRIMEPSA Diagnostic trap. The force type action commands do not provide a confirmation pop-up message in the OMEGAMON 3270 enhanced user interface. When a remote Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server is shutdown the CICSplex agent continues to request data from the agent(s)that are no longer online. Some collectors when running in the agent address space did not correctly check for... [More]
Article Date: 01 Aug 2009 '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: There are different storage parameters in IBM Tivoli Management Services: Engine (ITMS:Engine) that are set for different products. There seems to be no real consistency between the various OMEGAMON products. Because we feel these values are important to performance,... [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]