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.
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]
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]
We are pleased to announce the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) 2012. The conference will be held Monday, May 07 through Friday, May 11, 2012 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]
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]
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]
IBM invites you to join the new Customer Collaboration Program! The
Tivoli Workload Automation (TWA) 8.6 Customer Collaboration Program
(CCP) - which focused on Release 8 Version 6 of TWSz and TWSd - has
successful closed. This
program involved Sixty-seven (67) companies in the development of the
release and more then 64 enhancements were integrated into TWA 8.6. TWA development helds 30 Webcast session for demo session and design review and also 45 Usability session. IBM
is glad to announce that the CCP will continue to... [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]
On April 24, 2015 IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems v2.1 became generally available. Wait ... another IT Operations Analytics product? No -- IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems is the follow-on release to IBM's SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis z/OS Insight Pack offerings that were introduced in March 2014. Built on the same proven Operations Analytics technology as its predecessors, this offering not only sports a new name, but also a significant set of new capabilities and enhancements that further increase its value to... [More]
Just heard from a customer... OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks provided immediate value to the customer. The very first time that the customer logged on to the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface, they identified an application that had a high number of connection requests that were rejected. The application was not accepting the connection requests fast enough or was not configured properly. Over 50K requests had been rejected. This may have been 50,000 customers that were not able to place orders, or 50,000 business transactions... [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]
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]
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]
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.
The following is a brief overview of the IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS® monitoring capabilities with IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS – part of the IBM Tivoli Performance Management Suite for z/OS. One would think with queries purportedly running 2000x faster than without an accelerator, who would need to monitor its performance? But just as the first thing all of us techies do after upgrading anything that claims improved performance is to attempt to confirm the... [More]
IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Mainframe Networks v5.1.0 provides the following key enhancements and benefits: Simplified and faster problem resolution through the new OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface. View the enterprise-wide environment from a single 3270 screen. The enhanced 3270 screens were designed by subject matter experts (customers) to solve real-world problems. Monitor application, TCP listener, and TCP connection activity Monitor network interface activity Monitor OSA channels, ports, and LPAR utilization Monitor... [More]