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z/OS APM Bridge Deployment Enhancements and OPS/MVS Heartbeat Support

  • 1.  z/OS APM Bridge Deployment Enhancements and OPS/MVS Heartbeat Support

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 22, 2024 11:22 AM
    Edited by James Bauman Mar 22, 2024 01:27 PM

    Hello SYSVIEW community!

    On behalf of the SYSVIEW product team, we are pleased to announce the following enhancements to our z/OS APM Bridge (ZAB) component. The enhancements are contained in Feature PTF LU12968.

    Enhanced Sysplex Deployment

    You can now deploy ZAB on multiple z/OS instances in your sysplex with one zFS deployment. The ZABCFG## configuration file contains a new property named systemList that lets you configure multiple system names that you specify using a comma-separated format. This enhancement streamlines the deployment process and reduces maintenance time.

    Enhanced zFS Data Set Naming

    The ZABCFG## configuration file contains a new property named runtimeZFSN that lets you specify a custom name for your zFS data set. If you choose to not provide a value for the property, the default value is runtimeDSN.ZFS.

    For more information about the new properties, see ZAB z/OSMF Instance: Environment Variables in the SYSVIEW documentation.

    Added OPS/MVS Heartbeat Support

    ZAB can now send heartbeat messages to OPS/MVS in five-minute intervals. The integration with OPS/MVS helps to ensure that your systems are consistently up and running smoothly. By monitoring and reporting to OPS/MVS, ZAB allows for quick and efficient issue resolution and gives you peace of mind. For more information, see Integrate ZAB with OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation in the SYSVIEW documentation.

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    NOTE: These enhancements do not apply to SYSVIEW Essentials configurations of SYSVIEW Performance Management.

    We value your business and thank you for using SYSVIEW!

    James Bauman
    Staff Technical Writer
    Mainframe Software Division | Broadcom