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

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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:


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A. Enablement Support: (Date Last Updated: 20150624)

A1. Download the latest GA star PARMGEN PTFs and lets get started!

APAR#
FMID / PTF# / RSU yymm /PUT yymm
Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
OA45024 HKCI310/UA73689/ RSU1410 *GA* September 5, 2014 (3Q14)
OA46184 HKCI310/UA76016/ PUT1503 *GA* March 2, 2015 (1Q15)
OA46817 HKCI310/UA76853/ PUT1505 *GA* May 29, 2015 (2Q15) star star star star star
OA47937 HKCI310/UA77851/ RSUyymm *ETA GA* August 12, 2015 (3Q15)
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A2. Download any cross-product dependency application PTFs:(Date Last Updated: 20150611)

APAR#
FMID / PTF#
Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
PI37640 PI37637 PI37624 HKDB530/UI27892 HKDB530/UI27177 HKDB530/UI26943 *GA* May 29, 2015 Note: These HKDB530 PTFs must be applied if you plan to exploit a number of new product features introduced in OMXE for DB2 PE/PM V5.3.0 (HKDB530 FMID). For more information, refer to the product documentation (URL: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/OMXEDB2PE530/com.ibm.omegamon.xe.pe_db2.doc_5.3.0/ko2welcome_pe.htm.)
OA46121 HKI5510/UA76508 HKI5510/UA75918 *GA* February 2015 Important: These HKI5510 PTFs are recommended as they provide support for future OMXE for IMS on z/OS V5.1.0 (HKI5510 FMID) product announcements. If the composite PARMGEN KCIJPLNK job which references KI2BMPO0 module in the LKEDKI2 step does not apply to your current environment, you may safely ignore the KCIJPLNK LKEDKI2 step's return code as it relates to the KI2BMPO0 references.
OA46976 OA46983 HKDS630/UA76202 *GA* February 2015 Note: If you plan to enable the OMEGAMON / TEP*/ IBM® Operations Analytics - Log Analysis (formerly SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis) integration enhancement, this HKDS630 PTF is required along with the PARMGEN 1Q15 (HKCI310 PTF UA76016) IF (or higher maintenance). See “Enablement Support: OMEGAMON/TEP*/IBM® Operations Analytics - Log Analysis integration support” table in "New WCONFIG RTE LPAR profile parameters" section of the PARMGEN 1Q15 Whats New (HKCI310 PTF UA76016 APAR OA46184) Interim Feature attachment. Please review other enablement APARs in the master technote reference#1696831 that documents the composite OMEGAMON/TEP*/IBM® Operations Analytics - Log Analysis integration solution enablement instructions (URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21696831).
OA46825 HKC5530/UA76235 HKC5510/UA76234 *GA* February 2015 Note: These HKC5vvv PTFs are recommended for OMXE for CICS PARMGEN configuration.

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.ITM63053.TKANCUS'
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(where &gbl_target_hilev = IBM. ITM63053 in this example)



B. Pointers to Shared Publications and Blogs : ( Date Last Updated: 20150624)

B1. OMEGAMON XE shared publications in IBM Knowledge Center: ( Date Last Updated: 20150624)
Hide details for Deployment considerations: OMEGAMON XE shared publications URL reference Deployment considerations: OMEGAMON XE shared publications URL reference

Deployment considerations: Helpful reference URL: https://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 2 (and above)
(URL: https//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. Please 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 Getting Started
- Quick Start Guide
- Prerequisites and Packaging
- Preinstallation Requirements and Checklists (URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21318692)
- First-time Deployment Guide
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.

Tip: IBM® Knowledge Center provides a way to create Knowledge Center PDFs via "My Collections" tab.
For more information about "My Collections", refer to System z Community Blog: "Where has the OMEGAMON documentation gone?" (URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c/entry/omegamon_shared_documentation_ch_ch_ch_changes?lang=en)
Reference: New OMEGAMON V5.3, V7.3 releases full manual PDF links for customer requests:(Date Last Updated: 20141112)
Hide details for Reference: New OMEGAMON V5.3, V7.3 releases full manual PDF links for customer requestsReference: New OMEGAMON V5.3, V7.3 releases full manual PDF links for customer requests

  • Reference: From our Information Development team:
These are unofficial PDF builds. For the most up-to-date information, clients should check the IBM Knowledge Center. Although we have made every effort to keep the PDF versions up-to-date, the html version in IBM Knowledge Center is the official version of the content.
  1. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/OMEGAMON/OMEGAMON_shared/ - Shared Documents for all OMEGAMONs
  2. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/OMEGAMON/OMXESTOR/ - OMEGAMON XE for Storage V530 PDFs
  3. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/OMEGAMON/OMXEZOS/ - OMEGAMON XE for z/OS V530 PDFs
  4. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/OMEGAMON/OMXECICS/530/ - OMEGAMON XE for CICS V530 PDFs
  5. ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/tivoli/OMEGAMON/OMXEMES/ - OMEGAMON XE for Messaging V730 PDFs
  6. https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020910#omegaxepe-lib - OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert V520 PDFs
  7. https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27020910#omegaxepm-lib - OMEGAMON XE for for DB2 Performance Monitor V520 PDFs



Deployment considerations : Helpful reference ( Additional handy planning, ordering, installation/maintenance and configuration-related technotes):
  1. Planning an Upgrade: Feature documents: OMEGAMON V510/V520/V530 ITM V623/V630 on z/OS”: URL: https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21626495
  2. Planning and Ordering: "OMEGAMON and TMS on z/OS ”: URL:https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21631828&lnk=uctug_tivoli_nwsltr_ITMV6
  3. Planning and Ordering: "Locating ITM Workspace Application Support Files for z/OS Agents ”: URL: https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21255545
  4. Planning and Ordering: "Preinstallation Requirements and Instructions ”: URL: https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21318692
  5. Installation: "Recommended Maintenance Service Levels for Tivoli OMEGAMON XE and Tivoli Advanced Reporting products on ITM V6.x: URL: https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21290883
  6. Installation: "OMEGAMON XE Family z/OS 2.1 / z/OS 2.2 currency”:
  7. Configuration: "Using best practice variables in PARMGEN configuration profiles": URL: https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21683976

Additional Featured Links : Service Management Connect: URL: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/servicemanagement/





B2. Service Management Connect System z Community Blogs: (Date Last Updated: 20150624)
Hide details for PARMGEN Blogs: Related blogs in our System z Management communityPARMGEN Blogs: Related blogs in our System z Management community





C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IFs) : ( Date Last Updated: 20150522)




D. PARMGEN Presentations/Customer Open Q&A Sessions/Hands-on Lab Guides : ( Date Last Updated: 20150624)


At the IBM InterConnect 2015 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada held in February 2015, PARMGEN hosted a hands-on lab training. For your reference, Lab 5644 PARMGEN Hands-on Lab. Guide is also now available for downloading.
Three scenarios are supplied to get you acquainted with the PARMGEN Quick Configuration mode.
  1. QCF10 Scenario: A sharing-with-SMP/E runtime environment (RTE) contains LPAR-specific libraries and references the read-only target libraries managed by SMP/E. Because an RTE that shares the SMP/E target libraries is updated when the SMP/E maintenance is applied, a sharing-with-SMP/E configuration is good for testing maintenance before other RTEs are updated. Because the RTE contains a hub monitoring server, it can operate by itself and show data right away. However, you do not want this type of RTE in a production environment, because you do not want maintenance to be applied without testing. You can use the IBM-provided RTE model profile @MDLHSS to configure this RTE or you can configure it from scratch.
  2. How-to#5 Scenario: This second scenario extends exercise #2 and simulates converting an existing RTE that does not currently use variables to an RTE that leverages system and user variables.
  3. QCF11 Scenario: The third 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 the legacy configuration tool, ICAT, are harvested and re-used in PARMGEN.

  • D2b. Pulse 2014 PARMGEN Hands-on Lab Guide (Session E03) - based on PARMGEN 1Q14A IF (refer to the latest 1Q15A IF lab guide covered @ InterConnect 2015 instead):
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.


  • D3. PARMGEN Presentations at Customer Conferences (Date Last Updated: 20130825)
  • D3a. SHARE Conference in Boston held August 12 - 16, 2013
Check out the PARMGEN Session 14116 in the URL provided. URL: https://share.confex.com/share/121/webprogram/Session14116.html


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    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS z/OS 5.1.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS z/OS 5.1.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Monitor on z/OS z/OS 5.1.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS z/OS 4.2.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/OS z/OS 5.1.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Management Server for Distributed Systems on z/OS z/OS 6.2.2
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Monitoring V6 z/OS 6.2.2
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON DE on z/OS 5.1.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Mainframe Networks ITCAM for RT Enabler for z/OS 5698-B01 v620 z/OS 4.2.0
    Systems and Asset Management IBM OMEGAMON z/OS Management Console z/OS 4.1.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS z/OS 7.0.1
    Storage Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS z/OS 4.2.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli System Automation for z/OS z/OS 3.3
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli NetView for z/OS z/OS V6R1
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions for z/OS z/OS
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Composite Application Manager for SOA Platform z/OS 7.1.1
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics on z/OS z/OS 7.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm z/OS 2.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS z/OS 2.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS z/OS 2.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Advanced Reporting for DFSMShsm z/OS 2.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Advanced Allocation Management z/OS 3.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS z/OS 3.1
    Storage Management Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS z/OS 2.2
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS z/OS 1.8.1

    Product Alias/Synonym

    z/OS ICAT Installation and Configuration Assistance Tool - Configuration Tool for z/OS-based OMEGAMON/ITM suite of products.

    Document information


    More support for:

    Tivoli Monitoring V6

    Software version:

    6.3.0

    Operating system(s):

    z/OS

    Reference #:

    1417935

    Modified date:

    2015-06-24

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