On March 24th, 2023, IBM Z Service Automation Suite 1.6.0 is generally available, equipped with an array of new features and improvements that are worth exploring:
Z Common Data Provider V5.1.1 with Apache Kafka
Z Common Data Provider V5.1.1 with Apache Kafka is newly introduced to IBM Z Service Automation Suite V1.6.0. With this new component, IBM Z Workload Scheduler data can be streamed and distributed to a variety of analytics engines, such as Splunk, the Elastic Stack, or the Z Data Analytics platform included in IBM Z Operational Log and Data Analytics. In addition, IBM Z System Automation can use the Kafka infrastructure to distribute System Display Facility (SDF) events to IBM Service Management Unite and other consumers.
IBM Discovery Library Adapter for z/OS V3.2.0
IBM Discovery Library Adapter for z/OS V3.2.0, formerly known as IBM Tivoli z/OS Discovery Library Adapter V3.1.0, is newly introduced to IBM Z Service Automation Suite V1.6.0 and is updated to collect new data fields.
IBM Z Resource Discovery Data Service V1.2.0
IBM Z Resource Discovery Data Service V1.2.0 is newly introduced to IBM Z Service Automation Suite V1.6.0. It integrates discovered IBM Z topology data into IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps, which enables events originating from OMEGAMON monitoring or System Automation to be correlated with events from the hybrid cloud based on this topology.
IBM Z ChatOps V1.1.3
IBM Z ChatOps V1.1.3 elevates the operational experience within chat tools by offering intelligent responses, command aliases for frequently used commands, and auto-reply in threads. Moreover, this update introduces advanced options for System Automation, improved incident and OMEGAMON detail views, and other miscellaneous enhancements.
IBM Service Management Unite V1.1.10
IBM Service Management Unite V1.1.10 provides new integration with z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator and Z Operational Log and Data Analytics. You can launch the dashboards of these two products directly from Service Management Unite performance dashboards to view more detail. For Z Operational Log and Data Analytics, you can launch two types of dashboards: the Z Data Analytics platform dashboard that is included in Z Operational Log and Data Analytics or the Splunk platform where Z Operational Log and Data Analytics is deployed.
To learn a complete list of the new features, see IBM Z Service Automation Suite 1.6.0 documentation.
To learn more about the suite's features and benefits, see product page.