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IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R3

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Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and use the IBM z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF). z/OSMF is a product for z/OS that simplifies, optimizes, and modernizes the z/OS system programmer experience.

z/OSMF delivers solutions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. The goal of z/OSMF is to improve system programmer productivity, and make functions easier to understand and use. This improvement makes system programmers more productive as quickly as possible with the least amount of training. You can automate tasks, reduce the learning curve, and improve productivity through a modern, simplified, and intuitive task-based, browser-based interface.

z/OSMF is aimed at a mixed skills workforce: It is suited to professionals who are new to z/OS and those who are skilled in z/OS. Each professional has their own needs and faces their own challenges. Novice system programmer might need to understand the “big picture” and how procedures are done. Novices also need access to documentation about procedures and tasks, and implement them according to the rules of the enterprise.
Experienced system programmers are familiar with tasks and procedures. Therefore, the goal is to make their work less error-prone and easier. This goal allows them to be more productive and contribute more to their business.

Although z/OS delivered simplification since it was introduced, z/OSMF brings a new dimension and focus to simplification. z/OSMF simplifies and modernizes the user experience and helps make pertinent information readily available and easily accessible.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Part 1 Introduction
  5. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 Background and rationale
      1. 1.1.1 Challenges for novice system programmers
      2. 1.1.2 Challenges for experienced system programmers
    2. 1.2 IBM z/OS Management Facility environment
      1. 1.2.1 IBM z/OS Management Facility package update
      2. 1.2.2 Getting started
      3. 1.2.3 z/OSMF V2R3 functions
      4. 1.2.4 z/OSMF in a monoplex or sysplex
      5. 1.2.5 zIIP usage
  6. Chapter 2. Overview and architecture
    1. 2.1 Overview
    2. 2.2 IBM WebSphere Liberty profile
    3. 2.3 Common Information Model server
    4. 2.4 Common Event Adapter
    5. 2.5 System REXX
    6. 2.6 Other z/OS components
  7. Part 2 Installation
  8. Chapter 3. Planning and prerequisites
    1. 3.1 Changes in z/OSMF V2R3
    2. 3.2 Target system requirements
      1. 3.2.1 Operational requirements
      2. 3.2.2 System requirements
      3. 3.2.3 Preventive Service Planning
    3. 3.3 z/OSMF core and plug-in requirements
    4. 3.4 Browser currency
    5. 3.5 Notifications task
      1. 3.5.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.5.2 Security
      3. 3.5.3 Postinstallation
    6. 3.6 Workflow Editor
      1. 3.6.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.6.2 Security
      3. 3.6.3 Postinstallation
    7. 3.7 Workflow task
      1. 3.7.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.7.2 Security
      3. 3.7.3 Postinstallation
    8. 3.8 Cloud Provisioning
      1. 3.8.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.8.2 Security
      3. 3.8.3 Postinstallation
    9. 3.9 Configuration Assistant task
      1. 3.9.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.9.2 Security
      3. 3.9.3 Postinstallation
    10. 3.10 z/OS Operator Consoles
      1. 3.10.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.10.2 Security
      3. 3.10.3 Postinstallation
    11. 3.11 Jobs and Resources task
      1. 3.11.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.11.2 Security
      3. 3.11.3 Postinstallation
    12. 3.12 Links
      1. 3.12.1 Security
    13. 3.13 Performance
      1. 3.13.1 Capacity Provisioning task
      2. 3.13.2 Resource Monitoring and System Status tasks
      3. 3.13.3 System Status task
      4. 3.13.4 Workload Management task
    14. 3.14 Problem Determination task
    15. 3.15 Software Management task
      1. 3.15.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.15.2 Security
      3. 3.15.3 Postinstallation
    16. 3.16 Sysplex
      1. 3.16.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.16.2 Security
      3. 3.16.3 Postinstallation
    17. 3.17 z/OS Classic Interfaces
      1. 3.17.1 System prerequisites
      2. 3.17.2 Security
      3. 3.17.3 Postinstallation
    18. 3.18 Application Linking Manager task
    19. 3.19 Links task (managing)
    20. 3.20 FTP Servers task
    21. 3.21 Systems task
    22. 3.22 Common Information Model
      1. 3.22.1 Set up and configuration
    23. 3.23 Common event adapter
      1. 3.23.1 Setting up CEA
      2. 3.23.2 Setting up CEA outside of z/OSMF
      3. 3.23.3 Recommendations
    24. 3.24 System REXX
    25. 3.25 Plug-in installation options
    26. 3.26 Planning for z/OSMF communication between sysplexes
      1. 3.26.1 Using a common CA certificate to sign all z/OSMF server certificates
      2. 3.26.2 Using a unique CA certificate for each instance
      3. 3.26.3 Certificate issues
      4. 3.26.4 Recommendations
  9. Chapter 4. IBM z/OS Management Facility installation and configuration
    1. 4.1 Installation considerations
      1. 4.1.1 Installation prerequisites
    2. 4.2 z/OSMF configuration
      1. 4.2.1 z/OSMF file systems
      2. 4.2.2 Configuration stages
      3. 4.2.3 Creating the initial z/OSMF configuration
      4. 4.2.4 Starting and stopping the z/OSMF server
      5. 4.2.5 z/OSMF LOGON window
    3. 4.3 Adding plug-ins to your z/OSMF system
      1. 4.3.1 Shutting down the server and angel STCs
    4. 4.4 Authorizing a user to use z/OSMF
      1. 4.4.1 Using RACF commands to authorize a user ID to use z/OSMF
    5. 4.5 Creating SAF security commands with IZUGUTSE utility
  10. Part 3 Usage
  11. Chapter 5. Getting help in IBM z/OS Management Facility
    1. 5.1 Overview of help options in z/OSMF
    2. 5.2 Page-level help
    3. 5.3 Message help
    4. 5.4 Field-level help
  12. Chapter 6. Configuration Assistant
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Installation
    3. 6.3 Usage
      1. 6.3.1 Welcome page
      2. 6.3.2 Selecting a backing store for configuration
      3. 6.3.3 Perspectives
    4. 6.4 Working with a perspective
      1. 6.4.1 Adding a z/OS image
      2. 6.4.2 Adding a TCP/IP stack
      3. 6.4.3 Tabs, objects, and rules
      4. 6.4.4 Installing configuration files
  13. Chapter 7. Workflows
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Overview
    3. 7.3 Lifecycle
    4. 7.4 Accessing the Workflows task
      1. 7.4.1 Column descriptions
      2. 7.4.2 Archived workflows
    5. 7.5 Creating a workflow instance
      1. 7.5.1 Workflow creation procedure
      2. 7.5.2 Workflow step assignment procedure
      3. 7.5.3 Notifications
    6. 7.6 Creating your own workflow: An example
      1. 7.6.1 Editing XML
      2. 7.6.2 Components of the example workflow XML file
      3. 7.6.3 Importing and running the example XML file
      4. 7.6.4 Example workflow XML and template files
    7. 7.7 Using the Workflow Editor
  14. Chapter 8. Links
    1. 8.1 Links and their purpose
    2. 8.2 Adding links
    3. 8.3 Modifying links
    4. 8.4 Deleting links
    5. 8.5 Adding links to z/OSMF by using the Import Manager
    6. 8.6 Security
  15. Chapter 9. Performance monitoring with IBM z/OS Management Facility
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 z/OS monitoring with z/OSMF
    3. 9.3 Customizing views
    4. 9.4 Creating a view
      1. 9.4.1 System Status task
      2. 9.4.2 Retrieving historical data
      3. 9.4.3 Exporting dashboard or metric groups
    5. 9.5 Other platform performance monitoring
  16. Chapter 10. Workload Management
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Entering the Workload Manager application in z/OSMF
      1. 10.2.1 Service Definitions table
      2. 10.2.2 Policy editing
      3. 10.2.3 Exporting and importing service definitions
      4. 10.2.4 Service definition printing
      5. 10.2.5 Installing service definitions
      6. 10.2.6 Monitoring the WLM status in a sysplex
      7. 10.2.7 Managing service policies
      8. 10.2.8 Service definition history
  17. Chapter 11. Problem determination monitoring by using the IBM z/OS Management Facility Incident Log task
    1. 11.1 Introduction
    2. 11.2 Scenario overview
      1. 11.2.1 Starting a z/OSMF incident log
      2. 11.2.2 Incident Log window
      3. 11.2.3 Send Diagnostic Data wizard
      4. 11.2.4 Manual Create Incident
      5. 11.2.5 Search for matching APAR
      6. 11.2.6 IBM z/OS Problem Documentation Upload Utility
      7. 11.2.7 Secure transmission
      8. 11.2.8 Managing incident and diagnostic data
      9. 11.2.9 Summary
    3. 11.3 Incident Log data sets
  18. Chapter 12. Software Management
    1. 12.1 Terminology
    2. 12.2 Introduction
      1. 12.2.1 Software Management topology
      2. 12.2.2 Naming conventions
      3. 12.2.3 Systems
      4. 12.2.4 FTP servers
    3. 12.3 Using Software Management
      1. 12.3.1 Interface overview
      2. 12.3.2 Settings
      3. 12.3.3 Categories
      4. 12.3.4 Software instances
      5. 12.3.5 Products
      6. 12.3.6 Reporting
      7. 12.3.7 Deployment
  19. Chapter 13. ISPF
    1. 13.1 Introduction
    2. 13.2 Usage
    3. 13.3 z/OSMF and z/OS 3270 ISPF key differences
      1. 13.3.1 Panel splitting
      2. 13.3.2 Full panel applications
      3. 13.3.3 Copying and pasting
    4. 13.4 ZSTART ISPF function example
  20. Chapter 14. Capacity provisioning
    1. 14.1 Introduction
    2. 14.2 Prerequisites
      1. 14.2.1 Hardware
      2. 14.2.2 z/OS
    3. 14.3 Capacity provisioning setup
      1. 14.3.1 Capacity Provisioning Manager setup
    4. 14.4 z/OSMF setup for capacity provisioning
    5. 14.5 z/OSMF capacity provisioning usage
      1. 14.5.1 Entering the capacity provisioning plug-in
      2. 14.5.2 Viewing the status and defining connections
      3. 14.5.3 Managing domain configurations
      4. 14.5.4 Managing policies
  21. Chapter 15. Sysplex Management
    1. 15.1 Introduction
    2. 15.2 Prerequisites
    3. 15.3 Usage
  22. Chapter 16. IBM z/OS Management Console plug-in
    1. 16.1 Introduction
    2. 16.2 Prerequisites
    3. 16.3 Usage
  23. Chapter 17. z/OS Cloud Provisioning
    1. 17.1 Cloud services on z/OS
    2. 17.2 More information
  24. Part 4 IBM z/OS Management Facility APIs
  25. Chapter 18. Using the IBM z/OS Management Facility programmable interfaces
    1. 18.1 Introduction and overview
      1. 18.1.1 z/OSMF functions that use RESTful services
      2. 18.1.2 Making a call and receiving a response
      3. 18.1.3 References
    2. 18.2 Considerations
      1. 18.2.1 Security configuration
      2. 18.2.2 HTTP Secure
      3. 18.2.3 curl command
      4. 18.2.4 Response character sets
      5. 18.2.5 Parsing output
      6. 18.2.6 JavaScript and Ajax
      7. 18.2.7 BPXWUNIX program
    3. 18.3 Support routines
      1. 18.3.1 z/OS REXX
      2. 18.3.2 PHP
      3. 18.3.3 JavaScript
    4. 18.4 Example API calls
    5. 18.5 Jobs interface
      1. 18.5.1 Retrieving job output
      2. 18.5.2 Retrieving JCL
      3. 18.5.3 Listing job files
      4. 18.5.4 Retrieving job status
      5. 18.5.5 Listing queued jobs
      6. 18.5.6 Changing job class
      7. 18.5.7 Purging job output
      8. 18.5.8 Canceling a job
      9. 18.5.9 Submitting a job from a remote data set
      10. 18.5.10 Submit inline JCL
    6. 18.6 Application linking interface
      1. 18.6.1 List handlers for an event type
    7. 18.7 Example application
      1. 18.7.1 z/OS REXX: Foreground ISPF dialog
      2. 18.7.2 JavaScript: Browser-based
    8. 18.8 z/OS data set and file REST interface
  26. Part 5 Appendixes
  27. Appendix A. Migration
    1. A.1 Pre-migration issues
    2. A.2 Migrating the configuration file to the new release level
    3. A.3 Configuration
    4. A.4 Post-migration tasks
  28. Appendix B. Diagnostic tests
    1. B.1 Diagnostic messages overview
    2. B.2 CIM server tracing
    3. B.3 Application server
    4. B.4 z/OSMF
    5. B.5 Common Event Adapter
    6. B.6 System REXX
    7. B.7 RMF
  29. Appendix C. Secure FTP using Application Transparent Transport Layer Security
    1. C.1 Secure FTP
    2. C.2 Using Application Transparent Transport Layer Security
  30. Appendix D. Additional material
    1. Locating the web material
    2. Using the web material
  31. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  32. Back cover