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.
A new viewlet introduces the IBM® Tivoli® Event Pump for z/OS® Version 4.2.2 functions and advantages. It describes the data sources and event feeds that Event Pump supports and how the events that are collected from programs that are running on z/OS systems are processed to show state in Netcool/OMNIbus and Tivoli Business Service Manager. It also shows an example of an end-to-end solution for enterprise-wide event management. You can access this viewlet on the Event Pump for z/OS page in the Tivoli Media Gallery: ... [More]
There is new IBM Education Assistant content available for CICS TS 4.2, (it's free).
Use the following link to view the education: Education Also, don't forget to help the support team by taking their 10 minute questionnaire!
Checkout the new IBM Social Media Aggregator! SMA provides a consolidated view of real-time social activity on
specific topics or events, based on hashtags and keywords. While you've
probably seen a couple of custom-built pilots used for Pulse, IOD,
Impact, IBM@100, Watson, and Lotusphere in the last year, this new
service is a huge step forward. Social Media Aggregator
As part of TBSM 6.1 GA Tivoli Event Pump for z/OS 4.2.2 has released an Interim Feature to enables IBM Health Checker for z/OS events support. This allows Event Pump to process Health Checker events, send them to Netcool/OMNIbus and provide the more efficient problem diagnosis using the additional availability events. IBM Health Checker for z/OS is a z/OS component that can be used to gather information about z/OS system environment and system parameters to help identify potential configuration problems before they impact... [More]
Are you working on increasing system availability while decreasing costs? Is
IT operations focused on reducing risks and increasing business flexibility? If
you answered yes to either of these questions, this teleconference is for you.
Join us to learn how to monitor, manage and automate your z/OS environment to
maximize overall System Availability. By using Tivoli System Automation, NetView
and OMEGAMON together to improve overall visibility, control and automation you
can increase availability, improve utilization of your... [More]
The support team says the answer can be as simple as you might have migrated an older OMEGAMON release and did not migrate the KOCARACF sample security exit. You will need to carry forward any changes made to your V4.1.0 sample to the V4.2.0 sample. Typically this is just the class name. You then reassemble using the KOCJRACF module and the logon when switching should no longer be needed. Furthermore, if you did any modification to the KOCARACF module, copy your modifications to the new KOCBRACF sample and assemble KOCBRACF using the... [More]
In this new IBM Redbooks publication, CICS is discussed in a very interesting way, and you are provided a history lesson to boot! CICS is a general-purpose transaction
processing subsystem for the z/OS operating system. CICS provides services for
running an application online where, users submit requests to run applications
simultaneously. The authors do a great job analyzing situations from a system programmer's viewpoint, including how the
systems programmer can use CICS facilities and services to customize the system,... [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]
Hello Community, this entry means to summarize the main TWSz enhancement that more strongly affected Workload Service Assurance, both in terms of performances and in terms of improved functionalities. TWS for z/OS 8.3.0 Making Risk Level changes more effective by ignoring not critical deadlines and improving times calculations for Critical Job table entries Apar PM07794 has determined a functional improvement that can be activated by means of two new BATCHOPT keywords, IGNOREDEADL(YES,NO) and TIMEDEPCHK(YES,NO). IGNOREDEADL allows TWSz to... [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]
A customer recently needed to review an earlier transaction they had created and found that the ONDV data had been wrapped-around. The customer saved their history data in a VSAM file and they needed to increase the size of their historical data. This history file reallocation can be can be changed dynamically through the Configuration Tool. From PRODUCT COMPONENT SELECTION MENU, select OMEGAMON II for CICS. The CONFIGURE OMEGAMON II FOR CICS / RTE: xxxx panel is displayed. On the CONFIGURE OMEGAMON II FOR CICS / RTE: xxxx panel, select 5,... [More]
You are starting a new CICS Transaction Server region under a new release of CICS. You receive message DFHKE0104 to indicate an incorrect SVC number has been supplied to CICS. This message is followed by messages DFHPA1909 and DFHPA1910, indicating SVC number and CICSSVC DFHSIT override are not correct. DFHKE0104: CICS has been supplied with incorrect SVC number. DFHPA1909: Data is invalid for keyword. Respecify keyword and data. DFHPA1910: SIT override is not recognized. Override is ignored. The probable cause of this issue is the CICS... [More]