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.
The first beta download for OMEGAMON for APM V5.5.0 is ready! The first release of OMEGAMON for APM provided resource monitoring for application resources on the z platform. Specifically, visibility was given to z/OS, CICS, MQ/IIB, DB2 IMS and JVM application resources. With this beta package, visibility has been extended to include more JVM information and CTG resources as well. The most exciting new feature of OMEGAMON for APM V5.5.0 is transaction tracking. For this first beta drop, look for transaction... [More]
System Automation for z/OS V4.1 and Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.4.2 are now generally available. We are providing many valuable and requested capabilities with the new releases. To learn more about the new enhancements and updates you can have a look on the Knowledge Centers of the two products: For System Automation for z/OS V4.1 the KC link is here . For Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.4.2 the KC link is here . You also can have a look on the developerWorks... [More]
Join us on March 30, 2017 11 EDT as Dean Butler the Lead Developer will present the next webcast in our series. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the Enhanced 3270UI we have planned a series of... [More]
OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux Fix Pack 3 is now available for download from Fix Central. This Fix Pack contains the following enhancements: New workspaces that allow you to monitor CPU Pools in both z/VM 6.3 and z/VM 6.4.
CPU pooling provides the ability to define a limit on the amount of CPU resources
(in terms of real CP or IFL processors) that a group of z/VM guests are
allowed to consume in aggregate. One or more
virtual machines can be assigned to a CPU pool (a virtual
machine can be assigned to one CPU pool at a time) and... [More]
With the release today of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux 4.3.0 FP3, you may now manage your z/VM LPARs from an Ubuntu Linux guest within that LPAR. FixPack 3 supports running OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS and later. This is in addition to the current support for running on REHL and SLES. You will need to upgrade your ITM infrastructure to ITM 6.3 FixPack 7 in order to use this support.
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System Automation for z/OS 4.1 and Service Management Suite for z/OS 1.4.2 have been announced to provide new functions to optimize the efficiency and availability of critical systems and applications on IBM z... [More]
IBM Knowledge Center is the central location for finding and organizing information about IBM products. It offers a channel called Contact Us to hear customer voices. When you have confusions about our products or manuals, welcome to contact us. Here is the procedure: 1. If you have confusions about a topic, click Contact US at the bottom right of your browser. 2. Click Email feedback to IBM Knowledge Center from the popup. 3. Select one email application you prefer and then click OK . Take Yahoo! Mail for example. 4.... [More]
Next week SHARE takes place in San Jose for the latest round of updates, hands-on labs and discussions around IBM z Systems. The full tec hnic al s essi on a gend a is available now to read through and pick the sessions you want to attend. For those of you interested in z/OS systems management and monitoring, IBM will have many useful sessions you might want to attend. I have listed just a few of them here now
MONDAY - MARCH 6TH 10AM Session: 20650 Discover the Top 10 Problems... [More]
Dear Friends of System Automation, This is your official Invitation for the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) in 2017. The conference is planned from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English . Remember that the conference will last half a day longer than last year. Begin is on Monday at 1 PM, end is on Thursday at noon. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by... [More]
Join us on March 2, 2017 at 11AM EST as Kay Maggi Lead Developer for the OMEGAMON Messaging team will continue the series of Modernizing your OMEGAMON Environment. z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the... [More]
Thanks for your attendance of the previous OMEGAMON deployment customer open Q&A teleconference call held on January 11, 2017 . The cumulative 2016-2017 meeting minutes, which include the Q&A low-level details from our Jan. 11th call, are available in a downloadable PDF from the following link in SMC z Systems community: URL: h t t p : / / w w w . i b m . c o m / d e v e l o p e r w o r k s / c o m m u n i t y / g r o u p s / s e r v i c e / h t m l / c o m m u n i t y v i e w ? c o m m u n i t y U u i d = 5 e 6 5 9 9 0 a - 9 6 9... [More]
Occasionally, you might need to remove a subsystem from a particular runtime environment. You should thoroughly clear out all the runtime members that are no longer used in your production libraries. To remove subsystems from your runtime environment using PARMGEN, perform as follows: 1. Define the RTE that you want to configure. a. Start the installation and configuration tool by running the command EX 'gbl_target_hilev.TKANCUS' where gbl_target_hilev is the high-level qualifier for the SMP/E target libraries where the products are... [More]
The IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems V3.1.0 documentation is available in the IBM Knowledge Center . The documentation includes prebuilt PDF files . For more information about the product, see the announcement titled "... [More]
New in OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS v540, a feature for diagnosing potential native memory exhaustion has been delivered. An OutofMemoryError condition can occur for several reasons, one of which is when a JVM has run out of native memory in the address space. When the JVM starts, memory for the initial Java heap size is allocated (specified by the -Xms Java option). For a 64-bit JVM this is usually above the bar (>2Gb) memory. For a 31-bit JVM this memory is allocated from 31-bit addressable memory (the “extended... [More]
IBM InterConnect 2017 - Las Vegas (19-23 March) There will be 30+ z ITSM sessions, including several focusing on OMEGAMON, throughout the week at InterConnect 2017 including breakouts, panels, meet the experts, technical demos and hand-on labs (including two focused on OMEGAMON). Additionally you can register for 1-on-1 meetings with zITSM subject matter experts and executive briefing sessions. For more information: http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/ z IT Service Management User Group @ InterConnect (23-24 March) The... [More]
Dear Friends of System Automation, As you might already know, we plan to have another European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) in 2017. The conference is planned from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English. Remember that the conference will last half a day longer than last year. Begin is on Monday at 1 PM, end is on Thursday at noon. This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by... [More]
Happy New Year from the OMEGAMON development team. We would like to invite you to our next installment of our Enhanced 3270UI Webcast Series on January 26 2017 at 11am EST which will have a specific focus on CICS monitoring and presented by lead developer, Mick Harris. OMEGAMON for CICS is a mature, robust and trusted product and recent enhancements - available only through the Enhanced 3270UI - deliver the function required for monitoring today's complex environments where CICS transaction interact with other subsystems such as MQ, DB2 and... [More]
IBM Doc Buddy 1.2 is available for new and existing users! You can download or update IBM Doc Buddy from App Store or Google Play to enjoy the enhanced information experience of looking up z Systems message documentation in your mobile devices. IBM have dropped support for LookAt, the previous z/OS message lookup tool, so IBM Doc Buddy can be your new choice! Here are a few of highlights : The Red Alerts information is now available from the Notifications menu. You are automatically notified about new Red Alerts, pushed by IBM Doc Buddy. When... [More]
With the latest release of the Enhanced 3270UI OA51564/UA83356, managing situations and groups is now available on the 3270, not just in the TEP interface. With this new iteration of features, the Situation Editor and Object Editor have been added to an SME's problem solving arsenal, directly from the Enhanced 3270UI. Experts will find the Situation Editor incredibly useful for monitoring by exception. By creating situations that monitor specific aspects of an environment, users can be notified of issues with a system resource before... [More]