Dave HeggenDave Heggen is Storage Performance Consultant on the technical services team in the US. He has over thirty-five years of data processing experience, including 29 years with IBM. Dave specializes in z/OS Disk and Tape with an emphasis on z/OS Storage Management, Data Migration, Installation Planning, and Customer Satisfaction. Dave loves to get in front of customers to provide product training and he likes to write on a variety of topics, including blogs. In his time at IBM Dave co-authored a Redbook and wrote many technical delivery guides and he presented during IBM Storage Technical Universities on topics like Disk Encryption, Secure Data Erasure and Thin Provisioning.

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Application Design Issues Cause Low Throughput to Virtual Tape

IntelliMagic Vision proactively identifies risks in your virtual tape environment and highlights potential issues before they have fully developed.

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Dragging the Right Information Out of SMF/RMF/CMF for z/OS Disk Performance Analysis

Accurate data about your environment is an essential element in assessing the health and vitality of your mainframes.

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RLS Catalog Justification

Determine the initial benefits of RLS Catalog Conversion, how to find the higher value targets for implementation, as well as the ability to monitor all ENQ/DEQ activity with IntelliMagic Vision.

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What’s Using Up All My Tapes? – Using Tape Management Catalog Data

In addition to the SMF and TS7700 BVIR data, IntelliMagic Vision can also process information from a Tape Management Catalog (TMC).

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What Good is a zEDC Card?

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is a wonderful tool to review zEDC activity and there are likely two reports of great interest, The PCIe Card Utilization, and Compression Ratios.

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Daily Dashboards with IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

See how one of our technical consultants starts his day by looking at the IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS dashboards which represent the end-to-end z/OS infrastructure.

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Beneficial Use of GDPS Copy Once Facility (Experimental Evidence)

A Copy Once Facility is not expensive to implement or maintain and can save up to 50% of the bandwidth that would be required if it wasn’t available.

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z/OS Petabyte Capacity Enablement

The purpose of this blog is to discuss the strategies of how to position existing and future technologies to allow for this required growth.

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nil sub sole novum – Vision 7 Support for IBM APAR OA39993

IntelliMagic Vision provides support for tracking Interrupt Delay Time which is a timely addition to sub-millisecond response time reporting.

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Don't Duck Tape Performance

The use of IntelliMagic Vision reporter provides the ability to automate from initial data gathering to report pushing and allows for the accumulation of Configuration Trend reporting.

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