New Capability: Network Extended Navigator View for OMEGAMON for Mainframe Networks
his Networks_Extended Navigator View
was created to simplify the monitoring of z/OS networks through IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks.
Many of these workspaces were created from user experiences to target specific network issues.
Network_Extended Navigator view
, inspired by customer experiences, is based on OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks
, and optionally Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS
and Tivoli NetView for z/OS
It provides a cross LPAR Enterprise real time view of the z/OS
Communications Server network focused on specific application and
networking issues.Why is it so effective?
- It moves from vertical views based on LPARs to horizontal enterprise wide views based on finding specific issues.
- It replaces many mouse clicks to with one to get to key issues, dramatically improving the portal experience.
- It highlights hidden problems most users have have never seen before
- It can be imported to provide Instant results
- IP Stacks Summary all LPARS - displays TCPIP stack information across LPARS
Improving System Availability with Tivoli Network Management and System Automation
During this teleconference, we will discuss how you can:
- Speed up problem determination and enhance usability with new network/system/job log integration
- Reduce diagnostic time and mean time to repair for network problems with enhanced IP packet trace analysis
- Improve disaster recovery and resource utilization with new high-availability support for GDPS® Active/Active
- Shift the detailed analysis of network problems from IT personnel to enterprise-level automation and tooling
Speaker: Kirk Bean, Tivoli System z® Product Manager, IBM Software Group
Broadcast Date: January 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 p.m. GMT / UTC
Developed for: IT and enterprise architects; IT managers; system analysts; system administrators; operations managers
Technical Level: Intermediate
every large business expects 24/7 system network availability. But “up
and running” is meaningless if you’re not meeting your service level
agreements or expected quality of service. On top of these requirements
is the never-ending demand for improved productivity across the
enterprise. Are you working on increasing system availability while
decreasing costs? Is IT operations focused on reducing risks and
increasing business flexibility?
Join us for this complimentary
teleconference and learn how you can better monitor, manage and automate
your z/OS® environment to maximize overall system availability — and
deliver on these requirements. By using Tivoli® System Automation,
NetView® and OMEGAMON® together to improve overall visibility, control
and automation you can increase availability, improve utilization of
your networks, and support new business opportunities faster. And when
you give operators and administrators domain-specific views of the
health of network and system resources, you can solve problems faster
and use resources more effectively.
Join us after the
teleconference for a live question-and-answer session. The
teleconference will also be available for replay after the event.
Today, IBM is announcing the latest version of IBM's System z leadership Application and Performance Management family. The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Version 5 product family provides new levels of customer focused ease-of-use, cost reduction and improved performance. IBM is announcing new customer capabilities designed to:
· Increase visibility and control with a new standardized user interface capable of viewing enterprise-wide information from a single 3270 monitor
· Improve problem management with fewer, simpler steps to isolate performance impacts in real time for higher system and application availability
· Reduce time and risk involved in installation, configuration, and maintenance using self-describing agents and the new Parmgen tool.
· Decrease costs by exploiting zIIP processors to free-up general System z capacity and lowering total cost of computing
Analysts are already saying good things about this new version.
On OMEGAMON moving to simplified architecture and a common view across multiple domains, Rich Ptak of PNA commented, "This is an important and much needed enhancement. We’ve heard consistently – there is a need for this kind of integration. Consistent interface – a couple of years ago, these people liked to be in a silo and just toss it over to someone else. But, they can’t live that way anymore.” PNA also gave IBM high marks for doing so without losing functionality.
On the OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface, Joe Clabby with Clabby Analytics commented: What you've done to your 3270 interface is kind of a "wow"! I'm not a 3270 fan and I love what you've done with it"
Starting with OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS, and OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V5 editions, IBM provides:
· Improved productivity by allowing subject matter experts, such as system programmers, to combine information from z/OS and multiple z/OS subsystems (including CICS) into a single simplified display
· Standardized monitoring and management with an new enhanced 3270 user interface that gives users the ability to effectively move between different z/OS components providing a common look and feel of command and control conditions.
· Increased analytics capability by organizing key performance indicators (KPIs) to be viewed based on managed SLAs.
· Higher availability by providing users with advanced problem determination using focused problem-solving scenarios designed by customers; these scenarios put related data needed for associated problems into context to resolve today's performance and availability impacts.
In addition, the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON for z/OS Management Suite V4.2.1, a consolidated offering of broad real-time and historical performance and availability management, now includes the new OMEGAMON XE on z/OS, V5.1 and OMEGAMON Dashboard Edition (DE) on z/OS, V5.1.
To learn more, sign-up for the IBM Systems Magazine sponsored OMEGAMON Webcast Series,
or attend a IBM 2012 System z Technical Summit at a city near you.
And, plan on attending Pulse, which includes an OMEGAMON V5 Customer Panel, and SHARE to see a demo and talk to the experts.
Improve the management of your growing mainframe storage environments
- Using a common set of tools across many storage systems
- Tailoring alerts, automating tasks and preplanning corrective actions
- Supporting resource management, with risk
mitigation, cost savings and compliance through an enterprise-wide view
of storage infrastructure
Speaker: Kevin Hosozawa, Tivoli System z® Storage Product Manager, IBM Software Group
Broadcast date: April 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 4:00 p.m. BST/UTC
Developed for: IT and enterprise architects; IT managers; systems analysts; system programmers; and, operations managers
Managing multi-vendor storage devices is growing more complicated as
data volumes increase. This complexity is also making it more difficult
to minimize outages and manage changes in the overall storage
environment. With staff and skills shortages a given, and tight budgets
leaving you with few options, it’s time to take a look at how new
technology can help. If you’re concerned with managing your growing
mainframe storage, and the cost of your storage management is
increasing, join us for this complimentary teleconference.
We will walk through Tivoli® z/OS® Storage Management products and
capabilities. This teleconference will show where the IBM solution can
help address common z/OS storage problems, and how to use the technology
more efficiently and effectively to manage the environment for cost
savings and reduced risk. You’ll learn about the breadth and depth of
the Tivoli z/OS Storage Management portfolio to monitor, manage, audit
and recover mainframe storage in your data center.
Join us after the teleconference for a live question-and-answer
session. The teleconference will also be available for replay after the
November 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 p.m. GMT / UTC.
visibility into your storage environment can help prevent
out-of-control storage growth. But it’s also critical to minimizing
outages caused by bottlenecks, for example, and managing changes in the
storage environment. Along with automation, visibility plays a key role
in closing the resource gap caused by reduced staff, skills and budget
by simplifying the management of multi-vendor, heterogeneous storage
Join us for this complimentary teleconference to learn
about all the new capabilities recently added to the Tivoli® System z®
Storage Portfolio to give the storage administrator more visibility into
this complex environment. These solutions can be expanded to provide
z/OS® storage management awareness into application and workload
management, thus enabling a more efficient process for reducing cost and
improving efficiency in problem identification and resolution.
Tivoli storage products use Tivoli Enterprise Portal for its simplified
single user interface across storage management on System z. Products
with new capabilities include:
- Tivoli Advanced backup and recovery: Automatically identifies and verifies that all critical datasets are backed up
Advanced Catalog Management: The only tool that can do catalog
reorganization, merge and split while catalog active — meaning less
downtime for applications
- Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm:
Most comprehensive HSM audit tool for identifying errors in storage
environments and fixing them automatically
Many enterprises run their mission critical application workloads on their
mainframe systems. They would like to centralize their application security
controls, security policy enforcement, data protection, auditing reporting and
compliance management for a consolidated view of security. They are looking for smarter security
intelligence that will help them leverage the mainframe as their enterprise
IBM Security zSecure suite V1.13 consists of multiple individual components
designed to help you administer your mainframe security server, monitor for
threats, enforce policy compliance, audit usage and configurations, and assist
in compliance management and audit reporting.
IBM Security zSecure Admin, Visual, and CICS
Toolkit provide administrative, provisioning, and management components that
can significantly reduce administration time, effort, and costs, and help
improve productivity and response time, as well as help reduce training time
for new administrators.
IBM Security zSecure Audit, Alert, and Command
Verifier provide security policy enforcement, audit, monitoring and compliance
management components. These offerings help ease the burden of compliance
audits, can improve security and incident handling, and can increase overall
New Security zSecure suite V1.13 capabilities offer enhancements for DB2,
CICS, and IMS application security auditing that:
- Automates security analysis
of CICS and IMS transactions and programs
- Provides automated
determination of which System Authorization Facility (SAF) classes are
being used by each active IBM DB2, IBM CICS, or IBM IMS subsystem
- Enhances Access Monitor and
allows you to improve data consolidation
- Allows annotating userid
displays with data from external human resource files such as department
and employee number
- Adds globalization
enhancements to support international language support and auditing
- Allows addition of your own
sensitivity classification, audit concern, and priority to data set names
and general resources
- Supports currency with z/OS
V1R13, ACF2 R14 and R15, CICS V4R2, and Top Secret R12, R14, and R15
- Extends integration with
Communications Server and provides various interface improvements
more information on the functions available in the new version of IBM Security
zSecure suite V1.13 visit our announcement letter (http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.jsp?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/2/897/ENUS211-432/index.html⟨=en) and our zSecure Product Website (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/zsecure/)
ASAP 2011 – This year, ASAP - the 23rd Annual Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) User Education Seminar - was held in a sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 11-13, 2011. A large number of TWS Customers attended. 50 different companies coming from all over the world, joined together and met with IBM experts, to exchange knowledge around TWS, and to share ideas, best practices, issues and solutions. The ASAP was kicked off by Kendall Lock, Director of the IBM Rome Lab, who presented, with pleasant humor and great efficiency, the "key ingredients " of how to apply Workload Automation in ways in which business can be expanded and streamlined. "A Smart Workload Automation solution" he said" in the hands of Smart People, at the right maturity level, can help you getting relevance in the organization within a strategy for continued success at your business". The four-day conference continued with nearly 60 technical sessions, plus "birds of a feather " sessions, held by IBM Rome Software Development Lab, IBM Subject Matter Experts, Customers, and Business Partners. The sessions were organized into four tracks, focused on different areas of interest (mainframe, distributed systems, end-to-end solutions, and sponsors sessions) to provide topics addressed to all the different attendees. Also, sessions were targeted to all levels of experience, spanning from beginners to advanced experts. The opportunity to get a TWS certification was given as well, and had a lot of great participation. Finally, among sessions and informal exchange of information, we didn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the place, and the warm evenings in Fort Lauderdale, in nice restaurants along the beach or in a travel boat kindly offered by a Sponsor. Submitted by Flora Tramontano.
Latest OMEGAMON Technology
An IBM webcast series
Take advantage of deeper visibility into your enterprise
continually updates its products with enhanced capabilities that help
systems management customers optimize their business flexibility using
IBM’s premier monitoring and problem management family of products. But
if you don’t stay up-to-date on the newest technology, you’ll miss out
on some major improvements. We’ve made it easier for you to by
developing this series of educational webcasts focused specifically on
the latest technology available in the IBM suite of mainframe products.
you’re an existing OMEGAMON® user, or you’re considering it, these
webcasts will give you valuable information about greater visibility
into the way services and applications are being executed across the
enterprise. You’ll also learn how this helps you use fewer System z®
resources and tackle enterprise-wide problems before they become
outages. This webcast series is taught by subject matter experts from
IBM Software Group who will share the most significant updates to the
OMEGAMON product suite so you can:
- Pinpoint more effective ways to decrease costs and reduce risks
- Improve productivity, reduce outages and system overhead
- Decrease your maintenance window and exploit the full capabilities of System z — and zEnterprise™.
Register today for the entire series, or for any of the individual webcasts.
IBM Tivoli is hosting a seminar focused on state of the art storage management in the mainframe environment. This briefing will review the latest announcements in mainframe storage and the financial advantages of using IBM Tivoli software to manage stored data. Current storage trends, along with IBM software solutions for z/OS storage and catalog management, will be discussed. Come and join this session to see how Tivoli Enterprise Portal empowers storage administrators to monitor their storage subsystems using a browser based interface.
This technical seminar is targeted for management, technical specialists, and I/T Architects who are responsible for managing a consistent, predictable and effective storage environment on mainframe systems. No prerequisite knowledge is required, although the attendee should have an understanding of their System z storage environment.
This session is complimentary. I hope to see you there!
Register for Minneapolis on April 6th @ https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp004.nsf/v16_agenda?openform&seminar=ZZZA3YES&locale=en_US
Register for Chicago on April 7th @ https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp004.nsf/v16_agenda?openform&seminar=4Q2ABUES&locale=en_US
Register for Hazelwood on April 8th @ https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp004.nsf/v16_agenda?openform&seminar=CEBG3VES&locale=en_US
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mainframe Storage Hardware Trends and Directions
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM IBM Tivoli Solutions for Storage and Catalog Mgmt
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch (complimentary)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Common z/OS Storage and Catalog Scenarios, Problem Diagnosis & Product Demonstrations
Minneapolis – IBM Offices, 650 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Chicago – Hyatt Building, IBM Offices – Sixth Floor, 71 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Hazelwood – IBM Offices, 325 James S McDonnell Blvd, Building 300, Hazelwood, MO 63042
Getting started with highly scalable clouds across your enterprise
- Lowering cost of service delivery through automation and reduced skill requirements
- Deploying IT services faster
- Deploying IT services faster
- Standardizing delivery for deployment and management of IT services
- Enabling users to request, deploy, monitor and manage cloud computing services
Speaker: Kiron Rakkar, Tivoli System z Product Manager, IBM Software Group
Broadcast date: January 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 p.m. GMT / UTC
Developed for: IT and enterprise architects; IT managers; systems analysts; systems programmers; and, operations managers
Technical level: Intermediate
your IT organization is slow to adapt the company infrastructure, it’s
probably hindering business agility. Along with the high cost of
software, this limitation is driving many businesses to consider a more
efficient way of delivering services. Is business asking how your IT
organization will be implementing cloud? Are you considering a private
cloud, but not sure what you need to be successful? Cloud patterns
require a robust infrastructure to deploy the cloud services and ensure
their availability to meet demanding service levels. Virtualization on
an enterprise level requires a careful consideration of security,
availability, efficiency, scalability and cost-effectiveness.
us for this complimentary teleconference as we explore the key role a
highly scalable platform, such as System z®, plays in making your cloud
deployment successful. From recovery with zero data lost, to huge
savings in software due to extreme consolidation — and major reductions
in energy usage, we’ll help you get started on your own plan for cloud.
We’ll also show you how end-to-end Tivoli® Service Management fits in a
private cloud by providing the Visibility, Control and Automation
required to realize the cost savings and the improved resource
utilization promised by cloud. In this session, you’ll learn how to use
System z to deliver your cloud, and take advantage of a
shared-everything approach to system resources.
Join us after the
teleconference for a live question-and-answer session. The
teleconference will also be available for replay after the event.
IBM today announces a new version of the industry leading
Network Management for System z NetView product. NetView provides the automation, network and
systems management that System z customers require within their expanding
network requirements today. As network requirements, such as adding mobile devices, increases the need for a complete network management solution will be increasingly
important. NetView provides the
visibility, control and automation across SNA and TCP/IP networks necessary for
IT to deal with all the changing network and system requirements that exist on
System z. In addition, NetView provides
extensive system and network automation support.
The new NetV
iew, Version 6.1
is focused on:
- Enhanced problem determination and
management to increase operations efficiency and effectiveness.
- High Availability and
Automation for improving overall system availability.
Problem Solving with network and system log browsing supplied by the new Canzlog
- Enhanced automation with new consolidated message logging using Canzlog.
- Improved problem diagnostics and management with new packet tracking and analysis.
- Extended enterprise resiliency for continuous availability and business continuity with
NetView is a key component of IBM's Integrated Service Management
on System z, and works with a number of other key products, including Tivoli
System Automation, OMEGAMON for Mainframe Networks and the new GDPS Active/Active
support. This announcement will help IBM customers gain improved system availability, enhanced productivity and easier problem management.
Announcement Letter: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=AN&subtype=CA&htmlfid=897/ENUS211-186&appname=USN
Welcome to the Tivoli for system z community and this inaugural blog. The intent of the community is to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, best practices and even a few opinions by and between those interested in management on system z. The initial team of those contributing blogs includes subject matter experts on very technical topics. This team looks forward to sharing techniques, processes and best practices as well as addressing questions. Dialog within the extended service management for system z community promotes the exchange of alternatives and options for the benefit of all. Comments are encouraged, and for openers, please comme
An Improved Approach to Configuration of Tivoli OMEGAMON
Broadcast Date: December 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 p.m. GMT / UTC
IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® users know that an ISPF-based configuration tool
called ICAT (IBM Configuration Assistance Tool) is supplied to assist
with implementation on OMEGAMON. Many users have challenges configuring
OMEGAMON software because ICATis unlike the configuration method used by
other IBM products.
A new "PARMLIB" method of OMEGAMON
configuration, an alternative to the traditional ICAT method of
installation and configuration is being introduced in several phases to
support OMEGAMON. For new OMEGAMON customers, the PARMLIB method is more
suitable since the parameter values are entered in a user available
system dataset (or user PARMLIB dataset).
This new PARMLIB
approach provides significantly enhanced usability and improved
productivity and availability for IT operations. Join us for this
teleconference and you’ll hear Cecilia Day, Tivoli developer, discuss
the latest enhancements with the PARMLIB tool.
Speaker: Cecile C. Day, ITM z/OS Development, Tivoli Software Group
Pulse 2012 offers more than ever before for the System z community!
I am really looking forward to Pulse this year. With
four days of top-notch education, Pulse 2012 will help you react with
agility in changing competitive landscapes, reduce vulnerability
throughout the service lifecycle, and improve the automation of your IT
environment. There is a new System Automation for System z track at Pulse this year (AOTC). Learn about the success customers are having adding more automation to their z environment.
We have a number of new System z Tivoli products to talk about. Particularly for Monitoring and Storage. Come hear Phil Murphy talk about the continuing importance of System z and need need for improving Service Management. Hope to see you at the z reception.
Speaker: Kirk Bean, NetView® Product Manager, IBM Software Group
Date: July 7, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. CDT
As networks become more complex and IT shops integrate
their IBM® System z® and distributed platforms, improved network
automation is essential to both increased availability and improved
utilization. In this Webcast, we’ll discuss the value of increasing
network automation capabilities for System z, System p® and System x®
platforms across both SNA and IP networks. This improvement is a key
requirement in supporting new business opportunities, and new hardware
like the IBM zEnterprise™. You’ll learn how to set up your System z
environment to react quickly to events for increased availability, and
achieve operational efficiencies to free up needed business and IT
NetView Session at SHARE in August in Orlando with Bank of America
Canzlog in NetView for z/OS 6.1: User Experience
Thursday, August 11, 2011: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Europe 11 (Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort)
Canzlog, a combined network and system log, brings together years of
"wouldn't it be nice" ideas for browsing. See how 47 message
attributes are kept, displayed, and used for automation and by REXX
programs. Come learn simple steps for automatic archiving and seamless
browsing. Canzlog can be shared with IBM service or moved to a backing
store when needed.