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PARMGEN Configuration for OMEGAMON and other z/OS Tivoli Management Services (TMS) dependent products

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Sections Description
The introduction to the PARMGEN configuration method.
Enablement Support Section A1. This section provides important information that helps you download the available PARMGEN PTFs.
Enablement Support Section A2. This section provides important information that helps you download any cross-product dependency application PTFs that are related to product deployment.
Shared Publications/Blog Links Section B1. This section provides the direct link and introduction to the OMEGAMON shared documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center. This section also provides helpful links to PDF manuals of OMEGAMON family products, and technotes for planning, ordering, installation and configuration.
Shared Publications/Blog Links Section B2. This section provides links to PARMGEN videos on new feature introduction and helpful how-tos.
Shared Publications/Blog Links Section B3. This section provides links to the System z Management Community blogs on helpful tips and important meeting dates.
What's New Section C. This section provides detailed information on the new features and enhancements in each PARMGEN Interim Features (IFs).
OMEGAMON/Suites Deployment Open Sessions Section D. This section introduces the Monthly OMEGAMON/Suites Deployment Customer Open Q&A Call, and provides the InterConnect PARMGEN Hands-on Lab Guide

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Introduction:
This is PARMGEN configuration support for configuring the IBM OMEGAMON 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: 20170915)

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Section A1. Download the latest GA star PARMGEN PTFs and let’s get started! (Date Last Updated: 20170908)

APAR#
FMID / PTF# / RSU yymm or PUT yymm
Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
OA52888 HKCI310 / UA91953 / RSUyymm *GA* August 17, 2017 (3Q17) starstarstarstarstar Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit new PARMGEN features called out in the "What's New in PARMGEN">"PARMGEN PTF UA91953 for APAR OA52888 (3Q17 Interim Feature)" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_parmgen_ptfua91953_aparoa52888.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"Section C1. What's New in 3Q17 PARMGEN IF?".
OA51755 HKCI310 / UA91952 / RSU1708 *GA* July 1, 2017 (2Q17) Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit new PARMGEN features called out in the "What's New in PARMGEN">"PARMGEN PTF UA91952 for APAR OA51755 (2Q17 Interim Feature)" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_parmgen_ptfua91952_aparoa51755.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"Section C2. What's New in 2Q17 PARMGEN IF?".
OA51503 HKCI310 / UA83283 / RSU1701 *GA* December 09, 2016 (4Q16B) Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit new PARMGEN features such as PARMGEN z/OS Discovery Library Adapter (DLA) enhancement, new product features and/or new product versions' configuration support called out in the "What's New in PARMGEN">"PARMGEN PTF UA83283 for APAR OA51503 (4Q16B Interim Feature)" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_parmgen_ptfua83283_aparoa51503.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"Section C3. What's New in 4Q16 PARMGEN IF?".
OA50912 HKCI310 / UA82508 / RSU1611 *GA* November 11, 2016 (4Q16A) Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit new PARMGEN features such as PARMGEN z/OS Discovery Library Adapter (DLA) enhancement, new product features and/or new product versions' configuration support called out in the "What's New in PARMGEN">"PARMGEN PTF UA82508 for APAR OA50912 (4Q16A Interim Feature)" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_parmgen_ptfua82508_aparoa50912.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"Section C3. What's New in 4Q16 PARMGEN IF?".
OA49893 HKCI310 / UA81228 / RSU1608 *GA* July 12, 2016 (2Q16) Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit product features called out in the "What's New in PARMGEN">"PARMGEN PTF UA81228 for APAR OA49893 (2Q16 Interim Feature)" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_parmgen_ptfua81228_aparoa49893.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"Section C4. What's New in 2Q16 PARMGEN IF?".
OA48678 HKCI310 / UA80256 / RSU1603 *GA* February 22, 2016 (1Q16) Note: The PARMGEN PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit product features called out in the "What's New in PARMGEN">"PARMGEN PTF UA80256 for APAR OA48678 (1Q16 Interim Feature)" overview topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_parmgen_ptfua80256_aparoa48678.htm). For low-level details, refer to this PARMGEN technote's "Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IF)">"Section C5. What's New in 1Q16 PARMGEN IF?".


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Section A2. Download any cross-product dependency application PTFs relating to product deployment: ( Date Last Updated: 20170915)
    Post-SMP/E considerations : At a minimum, the product PTFs listed require that the PARMGEN KCIJPLOD "Copy SMP/E members from TK*->RK* read-only (RO) libraries" maintenance job is rerun to deploy any updated RO elements to the applicable product started task(s) for each monitored LPAR. Also refer to the respective PTFs for additional HOLDDATA information and check the IBM Support website if there are later superceding product PTFs.
    APAR#
    FMID / PTF# / RSU yymm or PUT yymm
    Interim Feature (IF) Release Date
    OA53550 HKOB750 / UA93322 / RSUyymm *GA* September 08, 2017 Note: This OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270 User Interface (enhanced 3270UI) HKOB750 PTF must be applied if you plan to upgrade to the new OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI V7.5.0, which is an SMP/E requisite for any of the OMEGAMON V5.5.0 Family new versions. For more information, review the "What's new in the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270 user interface" topic in the "OMEGAMON 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/common/new_e3270.htm).
    OA53669
    OA53701
    HKMQ750 / UA93411 / RSUyymm
    HKQI750 / UA93415 / RSUyymm
    *GA* September 08, 2017 Note: These OMEGAMON for Messaging for z/OS V7.5/0 HKMQ750/HKQI750 PTFs must be applied if you plan to exploit IBM OMEGAMON for Messaging on z/OS V7.5.0 new version. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for Messaging on z/OS V7.5.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V7.5.0" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSRLD6_7.5.0/whatsnew.html).
    OA53541
    OA53477 OA53515
    OA53570
    HKC5550 / UA93409 / RSUyymm *GA* September 08, 2017 Note: This OMEGAMON for CICS HKC5550 PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit IBM OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS V5.5.0 new version. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS V5.5.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V5.5.0" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLSDR_5.5.0/com.ibm.omegamon_cics.doc_5.5.0/planning/kcp_whatsnew.htm).
    OA53488 HKI5550 / UA93021 / RSUyymm *GA* September 08, 2017 Note: This OMEGAMON for IMS HKI5550 PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit IBM OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V5.5.0 new version. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for IMS on z/OS V5.5.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V5.5.0" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSXS8U_5.5.0/com.ibm.omegamon_ims.doc/pcg_new_release.htm).
    OA53522 HKM5550 / UA93106 / RSUyymm *GA* September 08, 2017 Note: This OMEGAMON for z/OS HKM5550 PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS V5.5.0 new version. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for z/OS V5.5.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V5.5.0" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS2JNN_5.5.0/com.ibm.omegamon_xezos.doc_5.5.0/user/new_550_omxezos.htm).
    OA53609 HKN3550 / UA93513 / RSUyymm *GA* September 08, 2017 Note: This OMEGAMON for Networks HKN3550 PTF must be applied if you plan to exploit IBM OMEGAMON for Networks on z/OS V5.5.0 new version. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for Networks on z/OS V5.5.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V5.5.0" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS2JL7_5.5.0/com.ibm.omegamon.mn.doc_5.5.0/new/new_overview.htm).
    PI69924
    PI69926
    HKDB540 / UI41675 / RSU1703
    HKDB540 / UI41948 / RSU1703
    HKDB540 / UI42901 / RSU1703
    *GA* December 09, 2016 Note: These HKDB540 PTFs must be applied if you plan to exploit the new IBM OMEGAMON for DB2 Performance Expert (PE) / Performance Monitor (PM) V5.4.0 Agent features delivered in a new V5.4.0 version of OMEGAMON for DB2 PE/PM. For more information, refer to the OMEGAMON for DB2 PE/PM V5.4.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New & PDFs" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSUSPS_5.4.0/com.ibm.omegamon.xe.pe_db2.doc_5.4.0/ko299/ko299_pe_about.htm http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSUSPA_5.4.0/com.ibm.omegamon.xe.pm_db2.doc_5.4.0/ko299/ko299_pm_about.htm).
    OA50601
    OA51396
    HKMQ730 / UA83394 / RSU1703
    HKQI730 / UA83372 / RSU1703
    *GA* December 09, 2016 Note: These OMEGAMON for Messaging HKMQ730/HKQI730 PTFs must be applied if you plan to exploit the new IBM OMEGAMON for Messaging for z/OS V7.3.0 Fix Pack 2. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for Messaging for z/OS V7.3.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V7.3 Fix Pack 2" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSRLD6_7.3.0/whatsnew_730fp2.html).
    OA51713
    OA51359
    HKJJ540 / UA83519 / RSU1701
    HKJJ540 / UA83018 / RSU1703
    *GA* December 09, 2016 Note: These OMEGAMON for JVM HKJJ540 PTFs must be applied if you plan to exploit the new IBM OMEGAMON for JVM V5.4.0 Agent features delivered in a new V5.4.0 version of OMEGAMON for JVM. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for JVM V5.4.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V5.4.0?" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSMTJ5_5.4.0/com.ibm.omegamon_jvm.doc/whats_new_v540.htm).
    OA52945
    OA52204
    OA52489
    OA51955
    OA51648
    OA51412 OA51463
    HKS3540 / UA92083 / PUT1706
    HKS3540 / UA92054 / PUT1706
    HKS3540 / UA91882 / PUT1705
    HKS3540 / UA91390 / PUT1704
    HKS3540 / UA83373 / RSU1703
    HKS3540 / UA83319 / RSU1703
    HKS3540 / UA83245 / RSU1612
    *GA* November 2016 Note: These OMEGAMON for Storage HKS3540 PTFs must be applied if you plan to exploit the new IBM OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS V5.4.0 Agent features delivered in a new V5.4.0 version of OMEGAMON for Storage. For more information, refer to the IBM OMEGAMON for Storage on z/OS V5.4.0 IBM Knowledge Center documentation "What's New in V5.4.0?" topic (URL:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS2JFP_5.4.0/com.ibm.oxes.doc/new.HTML).
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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.ITM63055.TKANCUS'
    ============================================
    (where &gbl_target_hilev = IBM. ITM63055 in this example)



Section B. Pointers to Shared Publications and Blogs : ( Date Last Updated: 20170908)




Section C. What's New in Cumulative PARMGEN Interim Features (IFs) : ( Date Last Updated: 20170908)



    • Additional references (Presentations):
      • 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. OMEGAMON/Suites Deployment Customer Open Q&A Sessions/Hands-on Lab Guides : ( Date Last Updated: 20170908)


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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    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS z/OS 5.1.0, 5.3.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS z/OS 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.2.0, 5.3.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Monitor on z/OS 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.2.0, 5.3.0
    Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for IMS on z/OS z/OS 4.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.3.0
    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 IBM 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 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 ITCAM for RT Enabler for z/OS 5698-B01 v620 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: IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6

    Software version: 6.3.0

    Operating system(s): z/OS

    Reference #: 1417935

    Modified date: 15 September 2017


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