Service Management on System z Blog
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Attend this free technology update to learn how the latest mainframe technology can help you use an integrated management approach to running a more efficient, cost-effective data center.
Optimizing Your IT Infrastructure briefing
The barriers to running a more efficient data center are common to most enterprises. Slow or failed service delivery due to performance issues, for example, increases risks and costs in the form of lost business, lost customers and less market value. Reducing the complexity of your environment can help you fully
utilize assets, and become more responsive to changing business conditions and demands — whether it’s a move to cloud or any move toward greater
efficiency — thereby reducing costs. But if you’re looking for true alignment between IT operations and business priorities, it’s going to require that and more.
How can you ensure that the environment where your critical business applications run is always available for business? Can you extend the operational management of highly available environment to include application components that span platforms? Overcoming barriers associated with disparate systems, teams and information sources, can answer these questions in a way that is flexible, dynamic and systematic.
Join us for a one-day, complimentary seminar, Optimizing Your IT Infrastructure, and learn more about platform management synergies.
Seminar topics include:
Extending mainframe-like governance and qualities of service to specialized application optimizers and select blade servers
Managing Tivoli OMEGAMON® performance metrics for the new z/OS operating system
Using IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager to define your own automation policy for an application running in a simulated multi-cluster environment.
The role of Integrated Service Management on System z in cloud computing
Overall, these sessions will show you how IBM Tivoli’s OMEGAMON XE family of products and integrated solutions can save time, money and outages by understanding the performance of System z software products, automating management of them, and giving you an enterprise view of IT operations.
Developed for: Operations managers, infrastructure architects and system programmers
Continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m.
08:40 a.m. - z/OS Version 1 Release 12 and more
09:50 a.m. - Technology update - zEnterprise servers and storage
11:00 a.m. - Consolidation and virtualization update with Linux and z/VM on System z
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
01:00 p.m. - Integrated service management can improve overall visibility into your zEnterprise using OMEGAMON XE for z/OS
02:10 p.m. - Increase availability and productivity in your System z environment with integrated service management automation
03:20 p.m. - Moving to cloud? Integrated service management on System z will be a critical success factor
04:20 p.m. - Close and next steps
Location and Date
Seattle, WA August 23, 2011
1200 Fifth Avenue
9th floor, Room 9020
Register at: ibm.com/software/systemz/seminar/sysmgmt
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Join us for this complimentary teleconference as we go over the Tivoli® zStorage Management Initiative, including products for storage optimization, data integrity, disaster recovery and reporting capabilities, as well as management of disk and tape storage devices. We will discuss the major areas where the suite of products can help address common z/OS® storage problems, and how to leverage the technology for a more efficient and effective way of managing your environment. During this session, you’ll be able to see and learn about the major capabilities that the Tivoli zStorage portfolio can provide your data center, giving you full visibility and management of your System z® storage
In this session, you’ll learn about:• General breadth and depth of the solutions that make up the Tivoli zStorage Management Initiative
• Understand how the portfolio can reduce time, effort and cost of storage management of your z/OS storage environment
• Gain knowledge of how to leverage the technology to reduce cost and foster greater synergy
Speaker: Kevin Hosozawa, Tivoli zStorage Product Manager, IBM Software Group
Broadcast date: August 11, 2011, 11 a.m., EDT
Developed for: IT and enterprise architects; IT managers; systems programmers; operations managers; and, systems analysts
Register now for this teleconference by logging onto ibm.com/software/systemz/telecon/jul28
IT goals for monitoring mainframe environments may not appear to have changed much over the years – except that you need to respond much faster to unexpected events, handle huge volumes of events unheard of a decade ago, handle events proactively before they become issues and do this in environments that grow more complex every day. Fortunately, OMEGAMON® capabilities have continued evolving along with the modern data center.
Let’s explore your z/OS® systems with Tivoli® OMEGAMON XE on z/OS. You’ll see how it can be used to monitor and alert you to potential problems and help solve real issues in large z196 and z/OS systems. Join us for this complimentary teleconference to learn in detail about the capabilities in OMEGAMON XE for z/OS for monitoring your System z® environment. As a key component of IBM’s overall Integrated Service Management portfolio on System z, OMEGAMON XE is a performance and availability solution to that can analyze, manage and optimize operating systems, databases or other environments. It detects and recovers potential problems in essential system resources automatically and offers advanced reporting.
In this session, you’ll come away with details on how OMEGAMON XE can help:• Reduce the cost of administrating security on the mainframe by reducing complexity and using fewer staff resources
• Automate security policy enforcement to implement best practices and compliance requirements
• Analyze data to detect and respond rapidly to internal and external security events and threats
• Proactively handle events with automated closed-loop remediation that closes exposures
• Protect sensitive data and simplify the lifecycle management of encryption keys
• Consolidate cloud security management for zEnterprise™
Speaker: Joe Winterton, OMEGAMON XE on z/OS Release Manager, IBM Software GroupBroadcast date: July 28, 2011, 11 a.m., EDT
Developed for: IT and enterprise architects, IT managers, system analysts, system administrators, system programmers, and operations managers
Register now for this teleconference by logging onto
Join us after the teleconference for a live question-and-answer session. The teleconference will also be available for replay after the event.
Two NetView activities coming up for SHARE:
IBM Webcast Series - Webcast #2: "Solving Application and Network Issues with OMEGAMON® and NetView"
Speaker: Kirk Bean, NetView® Product Manager, IBM Software Group
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 resources.
NetView Session at SHARE in August in Orlando with Bank of America
9914: 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.
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Pulse 2010 and System z
If you missed Pulse 2010, you missed quite a lot -
Pulse 2010 hosted over 5,000 attendees from around the world and most were customers and business partners. Over 300 customers were featured speakers. Presentations, panels, discussions, workshops, hands on learning and demonstrations vied for time and attention with launches, announcements, industry roundtables, certifications and opportunities to meet the executives.
Analysts summed up several key points:
"Very valuable; great interactions with IBM executives, partners and customers. Messages were well articulated." -IDC, Jean Bozman
"Agree that an integrated architecture view is critical for complex systems. Cloud will change that picture." -Forrester, Mike Gualtieri
"Customer panel was the highlight of Pulse. Great stories from State Street, UPMC, Region of Denmark, and Unilever in particular." -Forrester, Robert Whiteley
This year, System z was everywhere. 22 breakout sessions specifically highlighted System z, with such topics as end to end transaction tracking, the cloud and system z, managing complexity and reducing costs with Tivoli. System z was prominent throughout the conference as integrated Service Management was a key conference theme. Panel sessions were very well received and encouraged discussion. System z Birds of a Feather Sessions, Expo Theater presentations, live demonstrations, “Meet the Experts” sessions began with Sunday’s Business Partner Summit which also featured a z track
View a short Pulse summary with Al Zollar:
And please plan to attend Pulse Comes to You in a city near you soon.
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Surely you have heard the buzz around Pulse. We are now 10 days from the opening bell and hopefully you all will be there to meet in person, share best practices, and learn something. Just a few of the “special for this event” highlights:
Meet the Experts!
Talk one-on-one with Product Experts
Two Experts on hand at all times
Walk up during open hours
Schedule a Meeting
Submit a question to a Kiosk
Sunday, 2/21/10 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, 2/22/10 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 2/23/10 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Expos will include a live z10 with demos dedicated to System z software. New, improved and integrated software will be demonstrated to see and discuss. Our business partners will be actively sharing successes and capabilities.
There are 22 sessions within the Pulse curriculum with system z content, many presented by businesses like yours. There will also be 2 z Expo theatre session, and 2 Birds of a Feather sessions. AND, a system z reception on Monday evening.
It is NOT too late to register and attend.
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Do you have a topic to present? A best practice to share? A perspective for a panel?
Benefits of Speaking at Pulse 2010:
Ready to share your experience?
Important dates for submitting papers/proposals for Pulse 2010:
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Top 10 Ways to Participate in Pulse 2010
Pulse 2010 will be held February 21-24 in always exciting Las Vegas and feature the best of the best in Service Management. There will be announcements, presentations, demonstrations and receptions. Analysts and experts will address specialized topics for business leaders, technicians, and executives. Get smart, get certified and get connected. Plan to participate now. Call for papers and session contributors ends November 2.