Wednesday, December 29, 2010
You can attend this complimentary webcast to learn the value of automating your service environment on System z. Analyst Joe Clabby, of Clabby Analytics, will discuss the importance of service management automation, and why it is a key requirement for virtualization and Cloud computing. You’ll come away with a good understanding of what an integrated service management strategy should be, and the requirements to be able to integrate business processes across the enterprise and consolidate complex workloads into highly available automated solutions using IBM’s Tivoli System Automation products on System z.
The event is January 13th, 2011 at 11 AM Eastern time. Here is a link to sign up:
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Security zSecure suite provides cost-effective security administration, improves service by detecting threats, and reduces risk with automated audit and compliance reporting. On January 20th, 2011 IBM Tivoli will offer a free webcast to talk about the benefits of zSecure.
Register now for this webcast by logging onto ibm.com/software/systemz/webcast/jan20
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Classic interface is very customizable, built around the notions of major and minor commands, menus, etc. You can make custom screen spaces to target specific technical requirements, or to focus on a specific user or audience.
It's easy to customize Classic screen spaces, and you can do some very nice things with Classic. But, there are other interesting things you can do, as well. For example, did you know you can have the Classic interface execute a screen space based on such things as time of day, or if a specific Classic exception has been hit? Did you know that you can have one screen space execute, and then call and execute another screen space? Did you know about the ability of the Classic interface to execute screens, and then log the output?
I will do a series of posts that go into examples of how to use features, such as Timed Screen Facility (TSF), Automated Screen Facility (ASF), Auto-update, Exception Logging Facility, and other cool Classic techniques.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
If you want an easy way to understand what situations are distributed and where they are distributed (without having to get into the situation editor for each one), this technique may prove useful.
You can create 2 custom queries that go against the TEMS. The first is:
SELECT DELTASTAT, UNIQUE(SITNAME) FROM O4SRV.ISITSTSH WHERE DELTASTAT = 'S';
This will show a list of what situations are distributed.
The second queries is:
SELECT NODEL, OBJNAME FROM O4SRV.TOBJACCL WHERE OBJNAME = $SITNAME$;
This will work to show where a situation is distributed (passing a variable SITNAME).
You can go from the first query on the first workspace to the second using a link and passing SITNAME as the variable for the drill down. Above is an example of what you would get.
This is a good exercise in custom queries and using workspace links. Here is a URL that describes the set up in more detail:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21454974&myns=swgtiv&mynp=OCSSZ8F3&mync=R