Logical grouping of CICS regions into a CICSplex highlights new enhanced 3270 interface for OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS
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The upcoming release of IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 features the new OMEGAMON 3270 enhanced user interface. This interface offers many advantages over previous classic or CUA 3270 interfaces. The primary advantage, when compared to classic interface, is the ease of use, and ease of navigation. Many of the workspaces were designed with common problem analysis scenarios (based on extensive interviews with subject matter experts) and requirements in mind.
A major highlight of OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V5.1.0 is the grouping of CICS regions into CICSplexes to provide CICSplex wide queries. For example, in the Task Details workspace on the OMEGAMON 3270 enhanced user interface, you can check to see if a task has related tasks (task with the same unit of work ID) on other CICS regions within the CICSplex.
You can also switch directly to viewing the related task from your current Task Details workspace. This means that you can quickly view related information even when the task is in another CICS region within the CICSplex.
Your currently selected CICSplex and CICS region are displayed on your workspace in the upper-right corner. In many cases, you can over type these fields to instantly switch the context to a different CICSplex or CICS region within your selected CICSplex. Thus, switching a workspace view from one environment to another without traversing a navigation tree view to do so.
Stay tuned, the excitement is building!