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Fillmore Bowen 120000CYK5 FBOWEN@US.IBM.COM Tags:  mainframe workload share tivoli netview ism automation 1,064 Visits
Had a great week at the SHARE Conference in Orlando. SHARE is all about mainframe hardware and software. We had a number of excellent Tivoli z/OS sessions. There were 4 NetView sessions: An introductory session on Monday by Larry Green on the new NetView V6.1. Couple of technical sessions and Thursday had a session with Dale Carter from Bank of America and Tom Howe from NetView Development on BofA usage of the new Canzlog capability in V6.1. Very well attended session for early Thursday morning. A number of attendees thought Canzlog would change how they dealt with their current logs going forward. It is a very well received new function in NetView V6.1. Tivoli presented on Monday at a full house Lunch and Learn on Problem Determination and Analysis. There was also an excellent session by Flora Tremantaon on the updated Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 release that just came out. Focused on Workload Automation and Batch Modernization.
The SHARE Technical Exchange was open Monday and Tuesday nights and during Lunch on Wednesday. Tivoli was well represented with 6 peds of the 15 in the IBM area. There was also a working zEnterprise that a number of peds were directly connected to. The NetView, Application Management, Storage and Security peds were very busy the whole time. Lots of great conversations with many customers about the value of Tivoli software. SHARE is a great place to find out what is new for z/OS hardware and software. SHARE attendees understand the continuing importance and value of mainframe environments. The next SHARE is in Atlanta in March. Presentations are available on the SHARE website: http://share.confex.com/share/117/webprogram/start.html
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.
Fillmore Bowen 120000CYK5 FBOWEN@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ims share omegamon tivoli mainframe 1,194 Visits
Register for Next Week's Webcast: Improved IMS Monitoring with New OMEGAMON V5.1
Improved IMS Monitoring with New OMEGAMON V5.1
Date and time: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CDT
Speaker: Mike Goodman, OMEGAMON® for IMS Product Manager, IBM Software Group. Check out his blog: Mike E ends with z.
Join SHARE and IBM for this complimentary webcast and get the details about what's new with the redesigned and improved Tivoli® OMEGAMON for IMS V5.1, including easier region navigation, reduced MIPS usage and the capability to issue IMS commands from OMEGAMON. We'll discuss how it reduces potential delays or outages by reporting coupling facility structure statistics and other critical IMS attributes. As a key component of the overall OMEGAMON family of products, you'll learn what IBM has done in this new release to make it quicker and easier to manage your IMS environment - and your overall mainframe environment.