IBM Z® Monitoring Configuration Manager, also known as Monitoring Configuration Manager or Configuration Manager, is a tool that configures an OMEGAMON runtime environment from a set of parameters that you specify.
A runtime environment (RTE) consists of the started tasks and related members, including MVS™ data sets and z/OS® UNIX files, that are required to monitor subsystems on a z/OS LPAR. These started tasks and related members are collectively known as runtime members.
To generate the runtime members for a runtime environment, you configure a set of parameters, and then you run a single Monitoring Configuration Manager job. Parameters are name-value pairs stored as plain text. The following figure illustrates this basic concept:
Generating runtime members from parameters is the main purpose of Monitoring Configuration Manager. This is known as the GENERATE action.
Monitoring Configuration Manager can also perform other actions:
- The CREATE action creates an initial set of parameters for a runtime environment.
- The DISCOVER action discovers subsystems on an LPAR, and then creates corresponding parameters to configure a runtime environment to monitor those subsystems.
- The DELETE action deletes the runtime members for a runtime environment.
In addition to the actions shown in the diagram above, the MIGRATE action can be used as needed to import existing legacy PARMGEN RTE configuration settings from a specific WCONFIG member into the new "batch only" Monitoring Configuration Manager dataset. See MIGRATE for more information.