PARMGEN Configuration for OMEGAMON/TMS Products on z/OS

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PARMGEN Configuration for IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and other Tivoli Management Services (TMS) dependent products
[Supplementary materials to the "IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Management Services on z/OS PARMGEN Reference" (official documentation found in URL: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.itm.doc_6.3%2Fwelcome.htm under "OMEGAMON XE shared publications")]

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Introduction:
This is PARMGEN configuration support for configuring the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and other Tivoli Management Services (TMS) dependent products on z/OS.

The products listed below, along with their dependent configurable components, are supported to create a brand new runtime environment (RTE) using the new PARMGEN mode in lieu of using the current ICAT z/OS Configuration Tool. The following versions are listed as the minimum* versions that PARMGEN mode supports for these products:
Hide details for z/OS Product Families Supported by PARMGEN (Minimum Versions)z/OS Product Families Supported by PARMGEN (Minimum Versions)
*Products configured in ICAT RTEs that will be converted to PARMGEN RTEs would need to be at these minimum versions listed above.

  • IBM Tivoli Management Services on z/OS V6.2.2
    1. Component: Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server [TEMS] (KDS)
    2. Component: Common Agent configuration framework (KAG)
    3. Component: Common Persistent Datastore [PDS] configuration framework (KPD)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS V4.2.0
    1. Component: OMNIMON Base V6.2.0 (KCN/KOB)
    2. Component: End-to-End V6.2.0 (KET)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON II for MVS (KOM/KM2)
    4. Component: OMEGAMON XE on z/OS (KM5)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS V3.1.0
    1. Component: OMEGAVIEW (KMV)
    2. Component: OMEGAVIEW II for the Enterprise (KWO)
  • IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console V4.1.0
    1. Component: OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console Agent (KHL)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS V4.2.0
    1. Component: OMNIMON Base V6.2.0 (KCN/KOB)
    2. Component: End-to-End V6.2.0 (KET)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON II for IMS (KOI/KI2)
    4. Component: OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS (KI5)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert/Monitor V4.2.0
    1. Component: OMNIMON Base V6.2.0 (KCN/KOB)
    2. Component: OMEGAMON XE for DB2 PE/PM (KO2/KD2)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON XE for DB2 PE/PM Agent (KD5)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS V4.2.0
    1. Component: OMNIMON Base V6.2.0 (KCN/KOB)
    2. Component: End-to-End V6.2.0 (KET)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON II for CICS (KOC/KC2)
    4. Component: OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS (KC5)
    5. Component: OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS (KGW)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS V4.2.0
    1. Component: OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG on z/OS (KGW)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS V4.2.0
    1. Component: OMNIMON Base V6.2.0 (KCN/KOB)
    2. Component: OMEGAMON II for SMS (KDF)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS (KS3)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks V4.2.0
    1. Component: End-to-End V6.2.0 (KET)
    2. Component: OMEGAMON II for Mainframe Networks (KON)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks (KN3)
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS Agent V5.4.0
    1. Component: NetView for z/OS Agent (KNA)
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging on z/OS V7.0.1
    1. Component: OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere MQ Configuration (KMC)
    2. Component: OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere MQ Monitoring (KMQ)
    3. Component: OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere Message Broker Monitoring (KQI)
  • IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) for SOA V7.1.1
    1. Component: ITCAM for SOA Agent (KD4)
  • IBM Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS V1.8.1
    1. Component: Tivoli Decision Support Agent (KDO)
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.3.0
    1. Component: System Automation Monitoring Agent (KAH)
  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm V2.3.0
    1. Component: Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm Agent (KRG)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Reporting and Management for z/OS V2.3.0
    1. Component: Advanced Reporting Agent (KRH)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Allocation Optimizer for z/OS V3.1.0
    1. Component: Allocation Optimizer Agent (KRJ)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS V3.2.0
    1. Component: Automated Tape Allocation Manager Agent (KRK)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS V2.3.0
    1. Component: Advanced Catalog Management Agent (KRN)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS V2.2.0
    1. Component: Advanced Backup and Recovery Agent (KRV)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Tape Optimizer for z/OS V2.2.0
    1. Component: Tape Optimizer for z/OS Agent (KRW)
    2. Component: Common TEP Interface (KRS)
  • IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) for Application Diagnostics on z/OS V7.1.0
    1. Component: ITCAM for Application Diagnostics, TEMA (KYN)
  • ITCAM for Transactions, File Transfer Enabler for z/OS V7.1.0
    1. Component: File Transfer Enabler for z/OS Agent (KT1)



Enablement Support : ( Date Last Updated: 20140804)

A. Download the latest GA star PARMGEN PTFs and let s get started!
APAR#
FMID / PTF#
Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
OA43392 HKCI310/UA71054 October 25, 2013 (4Q13A)
OA44054 HKCI310/UA71761 December 31, 2013 (4Q13B)
OA43859 HKCI310/UA72225 *GA* February 28, 2014 (1Q14A) star
OA45024 HKCI310/UA73689 *ETA GA September 2014* (3Q14)
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B. Download any cross-product dependency application PTFs:(Date Last Updated: 20131101)

APAR#
FMID / PTF#
Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
PM97298 PM97296 PM97294 PM99043 HKDB520/UK97830 HKDB520/UK98105 HKDB520/UK98279 HKDB520/UK98703 *GA* October 28, 2013*star Important: These HKDB520 PTFs must be applied prior to performing any ICAT or PARMGEN configuration work, if you upgrade the SMP/E environment to OMXE for DB2 PE/PM V5.2.0 (HKDB520 FMID). For upgrade considerations, refer to the "Version requirements" and "Basic upgrade requirements" sections of the common Upgrade Guide.
PM96412 HKDB511/UK98702 HKDB510/UK98701 HKDB420/UK98700 *GA* October 28, 2013*star Important: These HKDBvvv PTFs must be applied prior to performing any PARMGEN configuration work if you apply the PARMGEN 4Q13A (HKCI310 PTF UA71054) IF.
Hide details for Deployment considerations: OMEGAMON XE shared publications URL referenceDeployment considerations: OMEGAMON XE shared publications URL reference

Deployment considerations: Helpful reference URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAUBV/welcome then navigate to the "OMEGAMON XE shared publications" link where these common publications may be found:. The OMEGAMON XE shared documentation and the OMEGAMON XE product documentation have moved from the Information Center to the new IBM® Knowledge Center. The most current documentation is found in the IBM® Knowledge Center

>> Tivoli OMEGAMON XE Family of Products welcome page
>> OMEGAMON XE shared documentation
>> Version 6.3.0 Fix Pack 1 (or higher releases)
(URL:http//www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAUBV/welcome)

*** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT ***
The PARMGEN configuration infrastructure improvements delivered in each Interim Feature apply to all the products. Always refer to the OMEGAMON XE shared documentation at its latest version in the IBM® Knowledge Center, regardless of the product version or product family (OMEGAMON, ITCAM, NetView, System Automation, Tivoli Advanced Storage, Tivoli Decision Support, and other z/OS Tivoli Management Services (TMS)-dependent Agents).
Please ensure that you are using the latest versions of these key deployment topics:
o Planning
o Installing
o Configuring
o Upgrading
o Scenarios and how-tos
o Reference

These IBM® Knowledge Center OMEGAMON XE shared publications topics follow the PARMGEN infrastructure modifications delivered in each PARMGEN Interim Feature.
Deployment considerations: Helpful reference Additional handy planning, ordering, installation/maintenance and configuration-related technotes:

  1. Planning and Ordering: "OMEGAMON and TMS on z/OS ”: URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21631828&lnk=uctug_tivoli_nwsltr_ITMV6
  2. Planning and Ordering: "Locating ITM Workspace Application Support Files for z/OS Agents ”: URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21255545
  3. Planning and Ordering: "Preinstallation Requirements and Instructions ”: URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21318692
  4. Installation: "Recommended Maintenance Service Levels for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Advanced Reporting products on ITM V6.x: URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21290883
  5. Installation: "ITM Platform Maintenance Tables ”: URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=203&uid=swg27008514
  6. Upgrading: Feature documents: OMEGAMON V510 ITM V623 on z/OS”: URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21626495


Once the latest PARMGEN HKCI310 configuration PTFs are applied, execute the PARMGEN code from your &gbl_target_hilev. TKANCUS** OMEGAMON/ITM SMP/E target library as shown in the example invocation below:
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ISRTSO ISPF Command Shell
Enter TSO or Workstation commands below:

===> EXEC 'IBM.TARGET.TKANCUS '
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(where &gbl_target_hilev = IBM.TARGET in this example)



Details :
  • Section: What's New in 1Q14A?star *GA*<--- *** Required reading ***(Date Last Updated: 20140805)
PARMGEN 1Q14A Whats New.zipPARMGEN 1Q14A Whats New.zip

  • Section: What Will Be in 3Q14 IF? <--- (Date Last Updated: 20140824)
  • Tip: Install both HKCI310 PTF UA73689 (3Q14B APAR OA45024) and PTF UA73688 (3Q14A APAR OA44620) PARMGEN Interim Feature PTFs to run with the new "Quick Configuration" Mode for PARMGEN First-Time-Users (FTU) and PARMGEN subject-matter-experts (SME):
PARMGEN 3Q14 Whats New.zipPARMGEN 3Q14 Whats New.zip

  • *Section: (Reference Only) Previous nQyyA/nQyyB Interim Features (IFs)(Date Last Updated: 20140301) in the "Attachments"

  • *Section: FAQS (Date Last Updated: 20130803) in the "Attachments"

  • *Section: (Reference Only) Sample RTE Implementation Scenarios (Date Last Updated: 20130627) in the "Attachments"

  • *Section: (Reference Only) RFEs for Prioritization in the "Attachments"

*Note: In the " Attachments :" section of this technote is a detailed discussion of the FAQs and topics labeled " (Reference Only)" PARMGEN topics.
TIP: : As you navigate through the larger sections of this document, do a FIND on " Date Last Updated:" to quickly see if the frequently-subscribed Section(s) such as " Section: What's New in nQyyA/nQyyB IF?", " Section: What will be in nQyyA/nQyyB IF?" or " Section: FAQs" have been updated recently.
Each applicable Section will have a " ( Date Last Updated: yyyymmdd)" label for readability and ease-of-use.



Presentations and Upcoming Training Sessions : ( Date Last Updated: 20140325)
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  • Section A. Discuss OMEGAMON XE V510 Installation and Configuration Live with PARMGEN R&D team
    Broadcast Invitation: Discuss OMEGAMON XE V510 Installation and Configuration Live with PARMGEN R&D/OMEGAMON R&D team
    Purpose: Everyone is welcome to attend this open Q&A forum on PARMGEN and OMEGAMON/ITM-related topics.
    Schedule:
    • Planned Calls: *TBD*
    • Previous Calls:
    • Optionally Attend Either Session#1 -or- Session#2 on 10/30/2013:
    • 10/30/2013 Featured topic: PARMGEN new version configuration support for 4Q13 GA products
      1. Session#1: 10/30/2013 (Wednesday) @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)
      2. Session#2: 10/30/2013 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m. ET (US)
    • Optionally Attend Either Session#1 -or- Session#2 [Featured topic: "PARMGEN FAQ, Best Practices and Tips"]
      1. Session#1: 9/25/2013 (Wednesday) @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)
      2. Session#2: 9/25/2013 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m. ET (US)
    • Optionally Attend Either Session#1 -or- Session#2 [Featured topic: What's New in PARMGEN 2Q13 and 3Q13 IFs?]
      1. Session#1: 8/28/2013 (Wednesday) @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)
      2. Session#2: 8/28/2013 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m. ET (US)
    • Optionally Attend Either Session#1 *OR* Session#2: [Featured topic: OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) and its Components]
      1. Session#1: 8/21/2013 (Wednesday) @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)
      2. Session#2: 8/21/2013 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m. ET (US)
    • Optionally Attend Either Session#1 *OR* Session#2: [Featured topic: OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) Interim Feature 1 - Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager]
      1. Session#1: 7/24/2013 (Wednesday) @ 02:00 p.m. ET (US)
      2. Session#2: 7/25/2013 (Thursday) @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)
    • Optionally Attend Either Session#1 *OR* Session#2: [Featured topic: PARMGEN System Variables Support: Tips and Tricks]
      1. Session#1: 6/12/2013 (Wednesday) @ 02:00 p.m. ET (US)
      2. Session#2: 6/13/2013 (Thursday) @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)
    • 05/22/2013 @ 02:00 p.m. ET (US) [Featured topic: OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) - Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager]
    • 05/08/2013 @ 02:00 p.m. ET (US)

    • 04/17/2013 @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US)

    • 03/27/2013 @ 10:00 a.m. ET (US) Kickoff Meeting

    Details: On Service Management Connect (SMC) System z Blog entry:
    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/discuss_omegamon_xe_v510_installation_and_configuration_live_with_parmgen_r_d_team_on_wednesday_april_17th_10_a_m_eastern_us_and_may_8th_2_p_m_eastern_us29?lang=en

  • Section B. Pulse 2014 PARMGEN Session E03 Hands-on Lab Guide
Pulse 2014 Session E03 PARMGEN Hands on Lab Guide - D20140325.zipPulse 2014 Session E03 PARMGEN Hands on Lab Guide - D20140325.zip ( Date Last Updated: 20140325)
At the IBM Pulse 2014 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada held in February 2014, PARMGEN hosted a hands-on lab training. For your reference, Session E03 PARMGEN Hands-on Lab. Guide is also now available for downloading.

Two scenarios are supplied to get you acquainted with the PARMGEN method of configuration.
  1. Scenario PGN01: Create an SMP-sharing runtime environment (RTE) with a z/OS Hub TEMS and OMEGAMON Agents. This first scenario simulates a brand new deployment such as a new install or a deployment for a Proof of Concept (PoC) to cater to our first time users.
  2. Scenario PGN02: Convert an existing Configuration Tool (ICAT) RTE to PARMGEN and upgrade the products to the current release. This second scenario simulates a real-world upgrade for an existing customer who has a mix of products. In the real world, perhaps not all of your products would be upgraded, but all in the RTE are converted to use PARMGEN where existing configuration values established in ICAT may be harvested and re-used in PARMGEN.

  • Section C. SHARE Conference in Boston held August 12 - 16, 2013 (Date Last Updated: 20130825)
Check out the PARMGEN Session 14116 in the URL provided. The presentation covered the following agenda topics:

URL: https://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14116.html



Attachments:

  • Section: (Reference Only) Previous nQyyA/nQyyB Interim Features (IFs) (Date Last Updated: 20140301)
Hide details for Section: (Reference Only) Previous nQyyA/nQyyB Interim Features (IFs) Section: (Reference Only) Previous nQyyA/nQyyB Interim Features (IFs)
The following Interim Features (IFs) from previous maintenance cycles are also available for reference. These PTFs below are superceded by the latest HKCI310 and HKDS623 PTFs noted in the "Enablement Support" Section of this technote. The "What's New? (GA)" Section features the latest IFs available and their contents. ===END " Section: What's New in 4Q13B? "===
===END " Section: What's New in 4Q13A? "===


===END " Section: (Reference Only) Previous nQyyA/nQyyB Interim Features (IFs) "===


  • Section: FAQs: (Date Last Updated: 20130803)
Hide details for Section: FAQs: Section: FAQs:
Section: FAQs:
  • FAQ Index: The following "FAQ#nn QUESTION:" entries list the queries addressed in this section. Navigate to the
  • FAQ Details" section below for the detailed discussion. For ease-of-use, the FAQs have been grouped by popular search keywords that may be used and/or basic category where an FAQ may be classified under so the FAQ#nn are not in any ascending or descending order, but rather grouped by category based on when the FAQ was logged.

Next FAQ#nn:
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FAQ#55 QUESTION : <placeholder>
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PARMGEN FAQs D20130803.zipPARMGEN FAQs D20130803.zip
===END " FAQ#nn "===
===END " Sub-section: FAQ Details "===

===END " Section. FAQs "===


  • Section: Sample RTE Implementation Scenarios: (Date Last Updated: 20130627)
Hide details for Section: Sample RTE Implementation Scenarios Section: Sample RTE Implementation Scenarios
Section. Sample RTE Implementation Scenarios:
  • The latest version of the PARMGEN Reference Guide (Scenarios-based) is now posted in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON XE Infocenter (official documentation found in URL: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.itm.doc_6.3%2Fwelcome.htm under "OMEGAMON XE shared publications"). Please refer to the Infocenter for an updated copy.
  • TIP: : Please always use the latest version (under "Version 6.3.0" March 2013) -- they are downward compatible (i.e., use the shared publications under "Version 630" link although you may still have ITM V623 installed and configured)
  • The latest version of the Common Parameter Reference Guide is also now posted in the Infocenter (prior version from February 2011).

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===END " Section: Sample RTE Implementation Scenarios "===





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    Tivoli Monitoring Version 6

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    6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.0

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    1417935

    Modified date:

    2014-08-24

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