Thursday, October 31, 2013

Learn about OMEGAMON and monitoring the DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA)

Looking at IDAA technology?  Wondering how to monitor this technology?  In November there will be a webcast that will talk about IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) and look at the performance analysis and management of this technology. 

"Monitoring techniques for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator" will focus on this powerful new technology.  Topics covered will include how to:
- Understand appliance utilization
- Get immediate feedback on accelerated query performance
- View detailed performance measurements

The webcast is on November 12th, at 11 AM Eastern Time.  To attend, here is a link to sign up:

Monday, October 28, 2013

More on OMEGAMON DB2 V5.2

I posted last week that OMEGAMON DB2 V5.2 is now GA.  I listed a few of the enhancements made to V5.2.  I think one of the more interesting enhancements was the addition of deferred application trace support to the Classic 3270 interface. 

The deferred option of the Application Trace Facility (ATF) allows you to specify and define a trace to run at a later point in time.  This can be handy when trying to do things like capture detailed trace data off hours.  The deferred trace function allows you to specify a start date and time for the application trace.  The capability has been in the CUA interface for some time, but now this function has been moved to the native Classic 3270 interface.

Here's an example of the new trace specification panel:

Friday, October 25, 2013

OMEGAMON DB2 V5.2 is now GA!

It's always fun when you have a new version of OMEGAMON to talk about.  Now we have a new version of OMEGAMON DB2, OMEGAMON DB2 V5.2. 

OMEGAMON DB2 V5.2 comes with the usual list of enhancements and new capabilities you would come to expect with a new OMEGAMON.  Some of these new features include:
- Support for DB2 11
- Support for RID list enhancements
- Support for the deferred application trace feature moved from CUA
- Various enhancements to e3270UI
- Updated batch and real time support for IDAA
- Performance database improvements
- and much more.....

Here's a link to the announcement letter with more information:

Friday, October 18, 2013

OMEGAMON Storage V5.20 is available

In case you hadn't heard, OMEGAMON Storage V5.20 became available on September 14th.  OMEGAMON Storage V5.20 adds a few goodies to the feature/function mix including:

New monitoring capabilities for VSAM Record Level Sharing (RLS)
Monitoring of CA1 Tape Library management environments
Support for newer EMC storage hardware features
New visibility into storage control unit metrics
Exploitation of zIIP processors to reduce cost of monitoring

If you are serious about monitoring and managing your DASD farm, OMEGAMON Storage has a lot of good information, and enables you to monitor and manage in a real time manner. 

Here's a link for more information on OMEGAMON and other storage solutions:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Upcoming webcast on DB2 11 for z/OS

On October 22nd there will be a webcast of DB2 11.   I know, it seems like we just got to DB2 10, and now it's time to talk DB2 11. 

"DB2 11 for z/OS! Even more cost savings, faster upgrades and enhanced analytics" looks like an interesting presentation that provides an overview of DB2 11 for z/OS features and how they enable simpler and faster upgrades, cut costs and improve overall performance.

The event will happen on October 22nd at 11 AM Eastern Time.  Here's a link to sign up:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Learn about Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (aka TADDM)

Are you interested in learning a little more about Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM)?  Perhaps you may not have heard of TADDM.  TADDM is a application discovery tool that will allow you to scan and learn quite a bit about your IT infrastructure.  TADDM can also highlight when something has changed in your environment. 

In November there will be an event that will allow you to take TADDM for a test drive on a live running z/OS environment. The event will be November 14th in you are in McLean, Virginia.  It's a great chance to try out the tool in a live running environment.

If you are interested in attending the hands-on lab,  you may contact Clyde Richardson ( or Dorian Thomas ( for more information and to sign up. 

TADDM is powerful technology, and I recommend you take a look at it.