Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I will be doing an OMEGAMON webcast on December 12th

On December 12th I will be doing a webcast on "Improve System z availability by becoming an OMEGAMON power user".  This webcast will cover many aspects of how you can use and optimize OMEGAMON more efficiently and effectively. 

I will look at quite a few optimization techniques (some of which I have already touched on here on this blog).  I will focus on Classic 3270 interface, Enhanced 3270 UI, and the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, showing multiple examples for each.

The event will happen at 11 AM Eastern Time on December 12th.

To attend, here is a link to sign up:

I look forward to seeing you on the webcast!  Feel free to ask questions!

An IBM alert for TWS on z customers

If you are a Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) user and have the TDWC (Tivoli Workload Dynamic Console) installed and are using the z centric feature, you may want to be aware of this issue. 

Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides a secure, authenticated, and encrypted connection mechanism for communication based on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which is automatically installed with Tivoli Workload Scheduler.   If you are using the default SSL certificates, you may need tor renew them.

Please check out the following link for more information:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In the New Jersey area? Attend and OMEGAMON Open House...

If you are in the Jersey City, New Jersey area, you have a chance to attend an OMEGAMON open house event this week.  On Friday the 22nd, IBM will be holding an OMEGAMON open house event where you can take OMEGAMON on a test drive on live z/OS systems. 

This is a good chance to try out all the OMEGAMONs in a live running environment.  Try out OMEGAMON z/OS, CICS, DB2, IMS, Storage, Messaging, and Mainframe Networks.  They are all there and available for you to take on a spin.

If you are interested in attending, here is a link to sign up:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PARMGEN - The time to start learning it is now....

Well, if you are used to the ICAT installation process, now is the time to come to grips with the reality that ICAT is going away and PARMGEN is the new OMEGAMON install process.  Why?  One of the important changes of OMEGAMON DB2 V5.20 is that PARMGEN is now the required configuration process.

So the moral of the story is:  PARMGEN, you can run, but you can't hide.  If you are an existing customer, now is the time to start learning more about PARMGEN and how to migrate to it.  The good news is if you have an ICAT install in place, you can migrate your settings and configuration to PARMGEN.  I will be posting more on the process in the coming weeks.