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and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the "Tivoli System Z solutions " directly from the
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Hi All , just a quick overview of what IBM is offering for Workload Automation. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS Leverage an enterprise-level workload automation backbone to drive heterogeneous workloads Time-consuming workload management tasks represent a significant hassle for today’s IT administrators. The complexity of performing the relevant tasks in a rapidly changing environment makes it difficult for IT organizations to act with flexibility. Because manual administration can be slow, it can frustrate efforts to maximize the... [More]
Hi community, this is a quick overview of what IBM is offering for automation on the mainframe. Tivoli System Automation for z/OS IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) is a NetView-based application designed to provide a single point of control for a full range of systems management functions. SA z/OS plays a key role in supplying high-end automation solutions. SA z/OS functions include monitoring, controlling and automating a large range of system elements spanning both the hardware and software resources of your enterprise. It is... [More]
Hi All, "Ask the Experts Online Jam!" - May 11 - 8AM - 8PM ET Got questions?...ask the experts! Get your questions ready for the May 11th, 2011 " Ask the Experts Online Jam! " The "Ask the Experts (ATE) Online Jam" is a valuable opportunity for YOU the Global Tivoli User Community (TUC) Members to connect with real world IBM experts on a range of Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer your questions for a concentrated period of 12 hours. IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM);... [More]
Here is a quick introduction to IBM Security zSecure. In a word The IBM Security zSecure suite helps secure your mainframe. It provides cost-effective security administration, improves service by detecting threats, and reduces risk with automated audit and compliance reporting. Most of the product offerings run on z/OS; zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM is an offering for the z/VM operating system. For administrators who are less mainframe minded zSecure Visual provides a Microsoft Windows front-end. For more details about the... [More]
Hi All We just release TADz 7.5 on 24 April 2011. The previous release was 7.2 release on 14 Aug 2009. We encourage all ISOGON/TLCMz users to convert over to this latest release for improved product identification and new reporting facility. IBM® Tivoli® Asset
Discovery for z/OS® (TADz)
V7.5: Provides discovery and identification services for the z/OS platform Monitors software usage and trends Reports on the million instructions per second (MIPS) capacity of each
logical partition (LPAR) under which software is running Provides... [More]
Hi All , the TWSz L3 team is available to have " Ask to Expert session " opened to customers that are planning to move from old TWSz to newer releases and to talk about the new Features of TWS z/OS release. Sessions will be held weekly, every Wednesday from 16:00 to 17:00 Rome time and are open to one customer at a time. To book a session please send an email to : Y96223@it.ibm.com for mainframe with your Company Name, TWS version that you currently have and list of questions. Hope to see you !
On April 7, the Object Management Group (http://www.omg.org/), announced the Cloud Standards Customer Council (http://www.cloud-council.org/) to guide how we, as an industry, evolve cloud standards based on real world use cases and experiences. OMG Press release - http://www.omg.org/news/releases/pr2011/04-07-11.htm The goal of the initiative is to: - Drive user requirements into the standards development process. - Establish the criteria for open standards based cloud computing. - Deliver content in the form of best... [More]
Hi all TDSz users, If you have not already done so, be sure to check out the new Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS wiki at the following address: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/tivoli/Tivoli+Decision+Support+for+zOS On here the TDSz developers will be keeping you up to date with any changes to the product, such as performance fixes, enhancements, new product tolerations and our integration with TCR (Tivoli Common Reporting). You can also find links to all our TDSz product documentation. If there is any specific... [More]
Hi, all, It's May 24, and today we're very pleased to announce NetView for z/OS V6.1, a release that was designed, developed and tested with customers to deliver the value and capabilities that customers have asked for and need. And it's not just a new release, but a new version -- Version 6, continuing NetView's long tradition of delivering rock-solid value to customers through powerful network and system management capabilities. Here are just a few of the highlights of this new release. Expanded logging and log browsing There's a wealth of... [More]
Hello All, We went live with our "System Z Presence on Service Management Connect" yesterday 5/24/2011. This is a great venue for our Tivoli System Z customers to collaborate with Tivoli Development. We feature a long list of SMEs from the different areas of Tivoli System Z Development team that our customers can interact with. Let the collaboration begin :):) Note:- We are also featuring the launch of Netview for z/OS 6.1 that was announced yesterday. Come check all this out @ the links below SMC Front Page Featuring Netview... [More]
The IBM® Tivoli® NetView® for z/OS® 6.1 library is available from the following information center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v3r1/index.jsp?toc=/com.ibm.itnetviewforzos.doc/toc.xml This online information center contains the most up-to-date information about the product. You can search across all the NetView library books in the information center. It is expanded to include links and information about the product and how to get started ( Learning tab), task information ( Task tab), and resource information (... [More]
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.
The first virtual meeting of the CSCC (www.cloud-council.org) has been held. Work is underway to prepare for the first Face to Face meeting in Salt Lake City on June 21st. Several key areas were discussed, but the ones that surfaced to the top were the identification of candidate Working Groups and also the nomination process for the Steering Committee. The working group discussion evolved around identifying areas which the members felt that further discussion was needed to ensure that the members' requirements were addressed without... [More]