Greg Hughes talked about the need to “Move Fast Without Breaking Things” and his first love … a 128k RAM, twin 320kb floppy, 32lb “portable” computer. He drove home the critical need of modern organizations to create an infrastructure environment that supports dev teamsRead More
We were joined by one of our early adopters of the innovative Dimensions CM 14 release, Carmelette Benson of Health Care Service Corporation. The VUG was treated to an exceptional upgrade story that engaged the free Upgrade Lab to advance their planning and readiness, and worked collaboratively withRead More
Well! We’re all set to go! We have a great agenda, a fantastic lineup of speakers and some fun activities planned. If you haven’t registered yet there is still time – you can register here.
Let’s take a quick tour of the highlights …
Once the developer checks in a change, how long does it take your organization to deliver it to the customer? The path to production can take many turns, have many dips, and fall short in terms of quality and expectations. IT organizations struggle with major process and toolchain gaps between develop, build, deploy, and release. Come join us at the December Serena DevOps Drive-in as JulianRead More
How do you become a high performance IT organization? Earlier in the year we had Glenn O’Donnell of Forrester on our Serena DevOps Drive-in webcast to answer this question. Glenn outlined the fact that we are in the beginning of an IT industrial revolution: IT is currently too slow, has poor quality and customers don’t trust IT. This current state hasRead More
If you are planning on coming to xChange I want to remind you that the early bird pricing expires on December 31st. Right now you can save $200 off the registration fee.
See you in Washington DC in March!Read More
The best just got better.
With the release of ChangeMan ZMF 8.1 a new era of software development becomes possible for the mainframe. With over 400 customer requested ideas implemented and groundbreaking innovations in cross-platform SDLC support, this release makes managing software development, from idea to deployment more streamlined, more automated and more reliable than ever.
Leading enterprises are under pressure to deliver innovation rapidly to satisfy their customers, while maintaining high quality and integrity, and reducing cost and risk. Agility and accelerated application delivery is required but companies struggle to deliver mainframe changes at the pace that the businessRead More
Today Serena is announcing ChangeMan ZMF v8, a major update to our flagship mainframe SCCM solution. Why the continued large investment by Serena in the mainframe? Read on…Read More
In Work Center, administrators can create and share Dashboard and other views such as Activities, Backlogs and Calendars. In SBM 10.1.5 we introduced a new feature on the Sharing tab that is available only for admins - the ability to automatically pin the shared view to the left side navigation menu. This means that each user in the sharing list will see the view automatically appear in their menu when they next log in to Work Center or even just navigate to the particular application.
Serena Service Request users have seen the following appear when they have entered words in the title field:
This message box informs users that there is a knowledge base article that has matching words in its title. Users can easily view the existing articles, and then use an article to resolve the issue without help from the help desk.
This article discusses UI internals of SBM Work Center and provides step-by-step procedure to customize Work Center UI beyond simple header/footer changes.
Next, logon to the development server via Remote Desktop.
As I talk with customers, there seems to be a misconception of Serena Single Sign-On (SSO). The result is a modern authentication system not getting adopted in favor of the status quo.
SSO is used with all of our core products, and first appeared in the TeamTrack line with SBM 2008. Despite its name, Serena Single Sign-On is not single sign on to workstation and browser. It is a mechanism for handling sessions and authentication of web services. SSO does handle browser sessions as well as web services. Think of it as Web SSO.
Serena SSO is based on working group standards for web SSO. It uses the same modern concepts for handling sessions and authentication as other authentication systems such as ADFS, Tivoli and Open SSO to name a few.
When SBM introduced custom forms, we provided a new capability to create your own designs for the forms your users see. One downside of this, as compared to quick forms, is that they did not respond to changes in the data model. For example, when you add a field to the table, the forms are not automatically updated.
The PDF document describes the following steps
1. Installation of the Serena Deploy plugin
2. Configuration of the plugin
3. Creation of a simple Jenkins item
4, Configuring the item to create a component version
5. Extending the configuration to perform an SDA deployment
Click on the this link to access the document in PDF format.
For this performance test we focused on the general performance of Serena Request Center as well as the calculation of depreciation values for the new Asset Management Process App.
If you have not installed ZMF 8.1 yet and tried the high level exits out you need to soon. In addition to giving us the flexibility to use COBOL, REXX or any other high level language, the developer have made it easy to get variables and even easier to pass variables between stages or even between sessions.
This blog will focus on the before (pre)/after (post) transition and state contexts of AppScripts.
In this post I would like to describe which actions on Serena Central site will earn points for you, and what you should do if you want to be on the top in Leader Board.
Sometimes too much information can be worse than no information at all. If you've been using SBM Composer since before Version 10.1.2 and your process apps are complex, you may have experienced this first hand with Composer validation warning messages. If your (understandable) response was to turn off validation warnings altogether, you may want to reconsider. In 10.1.2, we introduced the ability to dismiss validation warnings, both individually and by class of warnings. For example, if you've decided you don't want to hear about empty rows on forms that could collapse, you can right click on a validation warning about that and choose Dismiss All Like from the context menu.
Serena Support recently issued an alert on our web site to address a possible Dimensions sequencing issue on Oracle databases around unique identifiers. We anticipate only a small number of customers may be affected but it is important to take proactive steps to avoid future failure. If your database is affected and not addressed, the impact may leave Dimensions unable to add new items into the library. This problem can be avoided by following the simple steps outlined in Solution S140907 from our knowledge base. If you have already completed this action following the alert posting, there is no additional action needed.
After waiting a few hours for the upload to complete, you will be told it failed. The error message will look something like:
VRS3202062E Name store state is inconsistent
COR3200227E Error: Structure change commit failed.
Committing structure changes: 0.09 sec
COR3200234E Error: Delivery aborted.
If you have a need to customize Serena products beyond standard configuration changes, please keep reading.
Anyone choosing to modify the files or database content provided as part of our installation process should consider themselves an extension of our development team performing concurrent development. This can be a large task to take on and you risk putting yourself in an unsupported position - Serena Professional Services are highly recommended. Any team member helping to develop your customizations should have access to a common version control repository.
As a developer I often find myself needing to do one or more of the following: