Understand Traffic Patterns and Protect System Availability with IntelliMagic Vision

TCP/IP is the core of the communication for the z/OS mainframe, both for traffic into and out of the mainframe and internal communication among z/OS images and processor complexes. Proper management is necessary to secure and protect system availability.



Automatically Monitor Mainframe Network Security and Protect Your Data

When managing TCP/IP for z/OS, questions arise such as:

  • Performance – Is the workload properly balanced across the available interfaces?
  • Network health – Are there errors as a result of physical or logical configuration issues?
  • Security – Are encrypted connections always being used as expected?

IntelliMagic Vision automatically generates GUI-based, interactive, IBM best-practice compliant rated reports that proactively identify areas that indicate potential upcoming risk to TCP/IP health, performance, and security. And using the highly flexible drill-down capabilities of IntelliMagic Vision, this data can be analyzed from the address space (socket) level, port number (protocol) level, or physical interface level.

Monitor OSA Channels and HiperSockets

IntelliMagic Vision provides insight into physical interfaces, including OSA channels and HiperSockets that are used for communication between LPARs. While the increase in utilization in this example isn’t a problem for availability (green), the change observed may warrant further investigation and could be related to unnecessary increases in other areas of the infrastructure.


Monitor OSA Channels and HiperSockets


TCP Error Conditions - Improve Network Configuration and Health


Improve Network Configuration and Health

Duplicate Acks may indicate data center and/or external network configuration improvement opportunities. This is one of many metrics which are automatically rated and tracked to provide quick insights into mainframe network health.


DevOps Enablement

Dashboards of seemingly unrelated metrics can quickly be assembled and shared. One view for performance, network, storage, MQ, CICS, and DB2 to enable collaboration across the enterprise. For instance, this example incorporates type 30 address space consumption, TCP/IP traffic rates, including traffic by Encryption Cipher type. Specific visibility into client and server IP address are also available.


TCPIP Total Connections and Cryptography - Devops enablement


Flexible Deployment and Monitoring

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Areas Supported by IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

Systems, Processors, & MLC

Systems, Processors, & MLC

Continual visibility into how the z/OS systems infrastructure is handling your workloads helps you improve performance and protect availability.
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Db2, CICS, WebSphere, TCP/IP, & MQ

Db2, CICS, WebSphere, TCP/IP, & MQ

Unprecedented visibility into the extensive metrics provided by critical z/OS subsystems to enhance availability and analyze performance.
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Disk, Tape, & Virtual Tape

Disk, Tape, & Virtual Tape

Industry-leading visibility and expertise to analyze and proactively identify potential I/O issues in your disk and virtual tape and replication architectures.
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