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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Section A. Enablement Support: (Date Last Updated: 20160401)

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

APAR#
FMID / PTF# / RSU yymm or PUT yymm
Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
OA48678 HKCI310 / UA80256 / PUT1602 *GA* February 22, 2016 (1Q16) starstarstarstarstar Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit product features called out in the "New in this release (March 2016)">"New in the PARMGEN configuration software" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON XE shared documentation">"Version 6.3.0 Fix Pack 2 and above" documentation (URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAUBV/com.ibm.omegamon_share.doc_6.3.0.2/shared_welcome/welcome.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"C1. What's New in 1Q16 PARMGEN IF?".
OA49893 HKCI310 / UAnnnnn / RSUyymm *ETA GA* May 31, 2016 (2Q16A)

A2. Download any cross-product dependency application PTFs relating to product deployment: ( Date Last Updated: 20160401)


Once the recommended 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:
    ============================================
    ISRTSO ISPF Command Shell
    Enter TSO or Workstation commands below:
    ===> EXEC 'IBM.ITM63053.TKANCUS'
    ============================================
    (where &gbl_target_hilev = IBM. ITM63053 in this example)



Section B. Pointers to Shared Publications and Blogs : ( Date Last Updated: 20160407)
    B1. OMEGAMON XE shared publications in IBM Knowledge Center: ( Date Last Updated: 20160407)
    Hide details for Deployment considerations: OMEGAMON XE shared publications URL reference Deployment considerations: OMEGAMON XE shared publications URL reference

      Deployment considerations: Helpful reference URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAUBV/ 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: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAUBV/)

      *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT ***
      The PARMGEN configuration infrastructure improvements delivered in each Interim Feature (IF) 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 New in this Release
          - New in the configuration software (PARMGEN)
          - New in the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface
        o Getting Started o Planning
          - Planning a first deployment
          - Planning an upgrade or installation
            * Version requirements
            * Basic upgrade requirements
        o Installing
        o Configuring
          - Overview of the PARMGEN configuration method
          - Quick configuration mode
          - Replicating configured runtime environments (RTEs)
          - Completing the configuration post-PARMGEN configuration process
        o Runtime Environment (RTE) Scenarios and how-tos
          - RTE Implementation scenarios (ideal for your first-RTE set-up)
          - RTE SMP/E maintenance and upgrade scenarios
          - RTE reconfiguration scenarios
          - RTE deployment scenarios
          - How-to's
        o Upgrading
        o Reference
          - Maintaining the persistent datastore
          - Variables in PARMGEN configuration
          - Common parameters (GBL_*, RTE_*, Common Kpp_AGT_* parameters)
          - OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface user's guide
      These IBM® Knowledge Center OMEGAMON XE shared publications topics follow the PARMGEN infrastructure modifications delivered in each PARMGEN Interim Feature.

    B2. Service Management Connect System z Community Blogs: ( Date Last Updated: 20160211)
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    B3. PARMGEN Videos: ( Date Last Updated: 20151025)
Hide details for View the View the "What is PARMGEN" video (URL:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svtu3EaguaM)


Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IFs) : ( Date Last Updated: 20160323)




  • Additional references (Presentations):
    1. See latest PARMGEN Hands-on Lab Guide attached below (in Section D2. InterConnect 2015 PARMGEN Hands-on Lab Guide (Lab 5644)). Lab Guide is based on the latest PARMGEN 1Q15 IF design.


Section D. PARMGEN Customer Open Q&A Sessions/Hands-on Lab Guides : ( Date Last Updated: 20160412)


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.



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    Product Alias/Synonym

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

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    More support for:

    IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6

    Software version:

    6.3.0

    Operating system(s):

    z/OS

    Reference #:

    1417935

    Modified date:

    2016-04-13

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