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IBM OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS

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Storage monitoring and management for z/OS that helps prevent storage-related outages and supports application storage performance and administration efficiency

IBM® OMEGAMON® for Storage on z/OS® provides storage management and corrective action capability to prevent storage-related outages. Administrators are more efficient with intelligent alerts, targeted reporting and linkages to related tools using common interfaces and processes. OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS covers key hardware and software subsystems to maintain a healthy, efficient z/OS storage environment. Automated actions based on comprehensive storage monitoring for z/OS I/O subsystem performance, space management and storage availability to help ensure optimal performance.


Manage IBM and non-IBM storage Manage storage software components like Data Facility Systems Managed Storage hierarchical storage manager, tape management subsystems, and more. View real-time, actionable hardware subsystem status.
Problem-solving workspaces Use problem-solving workspaces with Dynamic Workspace Links (DWL) to related tools in the Tivoli Enterprise™ Portal (TEP) and Enhanced 3270 UI to help eliminate “war-rooms.”
Extensive view of storage performance Enable end-to-end z/OS I/O subsystem performance and availability monitoring to provide a complete view of application storage performance.
Define exceptions and responses Define custom exception situations to target real issues without triggering simple threshold notifications. Set standard or custom situations to respond automatically or to alert an administrator.
Respond with automated commands Use the storage toolkit to make administrators more efficient with automated commands and scheduled actions to manage the storage environment.

IBM OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS key features

Monitor and manage real-time and historical storage data Monitor and manage flash, disk, tape and VTS devices (IBM and non-IBM) as well as key software subsystems including DFSMShsm/ DFSMSdss, DFSMSrmm, ICKDSF, IDCAMS, CA1. DFSMS constructs like ACS routines are available, as are Channels (FICON), control units, CACHE and frame rate pacing.
Integrated problem-solving workspaces Use problem-solving workspaces to help you manage space-based storage groups, data set groups and custom-defined groups with views of both logical and physical volumes. DFSMShsm workspaces cover active HSM queues, control datasets, and other features. The newly expanded and enhanced 3270 user interface makes it easier to quickly get to key information. Links to related workspaces and other tools help “drill down” and “drill sideways” to identify and solve problems quickly.
Applications view Optimize storage performance for key applications. You can monitor end-to-end z/OS application storage (I/O) performance for critical applications, enabling you to automatically respond to issues before they impact performance.
Manage by exception Choose flexible, custom-tailored reports for your specific needs. You can define situations with precise logic statements and use intelligent alerts to focus on “real” problems without generating numerous threshold alerts, which waste evaluation time and may not signal real issues or represent potential concerns.
New Realtime Dataset Metrics Viewer New in the latest release of OMEGAMON for Storage, the Realtime Dataset Metrics Viewer gives storage administrators near-real-time views of key dataset metrics needed to quickly diagnose issues and respond in minutes instead of hours. The new web browser-based Viewer can present information in the most effective and efficient way for the tasks being performed. Powered by new Zowe technology, this feature can significantly reduce the time it takes to solve problems and prevent critical outages.
Automate problem responses In addition to alerting, you can easily pre-program actions for situations. With the OMEGAMON Storage Toolkit, you can batch the creation of any JCL allowing you to launch even complex pre-planned responses from your intelligent alerts. OMEGAMON for Storage allows you to capture and apply expert knowledge, reducing demands on experts.

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Modified date:
22 September 2020