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.
'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 company is a large Healthcare organization with ~5,000 employees, providing patient care to over 7500 people, & had revenue of 8 billion dollars last year. We are in the process of migrating several of our large patient applications to System z hardware &... [More]
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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]
Webcast Topics Goal-oriented and policy-based design reduces the need for user scripts Start, stop, monitor and recover z/OS applications and resources Proactive automation from tight integration with z/OS ecosystem and many Tivoli® products, including OMEGAMON® Out-of-the-box hardware management Speaker: Uwe Gramm, Product Manager, IBM System Automation for z/OS, IBM Software Group
Broadcast date: April 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT / 4:00 p.m. BST
Developed for: IT and enterprise; IT managers;
application programmers and... [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.
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Check out the video the new OMEGAMON XE 5.1.0 Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic usage. This will show you how to navigate the new interface quickly to get the information needed to solve problems. OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface Basic Use
We are pleased to announce the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) 2014. The conference will be held from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21, 2014 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English. The conference is a 2 track event : • First track is focused on Mainframe (z/OS) themes with IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS and IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS. ... [More]
Do you often refer to a certain topic or set of topics in IBM product documentation (such as configuration, command, or troubleshooting information)? Would you like to organize these frequently used topics into your own collection for easy retrieval or printing in a PDF file? You can do this in the IBM Knowledge Center . When you sign in to the IBM Knowledge Center , you can save individual topics or groups of topics into a navigation pane called "My Collections." After you save content in "My... [More]
A new TechDoc "Implementing IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS OMEGAMON Classic in Dedicated Mode" is available. This document can be found on the web at http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/TD105820 . This is extremely useful when setting up on-site (data center) monitoring of your z/OS System, and allows you to use OMEGAMON to provide real time data even when VTAM or TCP/IP is not available.
I wanted to let you know about a free webcast coming up later this week that will be of interest to anyone faced with managing increasing complexity in your networks. Titled "Solving Application and Network Issues with OMEGAMON and NetView" and presented by Kirk Bean, Product Manager for NetView for z/OS, the webcast will explore some of the exciting enhancements available in NetView for z/OS V6.1, and illustrate the use of NetView and OMEGAMON with IBM's Integrated Service Management approach to provide additional value... [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]
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5.1.1 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.omegamon_xezos.doc/welcome/welcome_omxezos511.htm Check out the New in this release topic. You can also check out this short video about the new zAware Analysis workspace on YouTube: zAware Analysis work spac e: htt ps:/ /www .you tube .com /wat ch?v =nfm rznd lWW 0 The following publications were updated for this... [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]