IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems Performance Management
IntelliMagic Vision optimizes z/OS Systems performance management using AI-driven analytics to enable your z/OS experts to proactively monitor and manage your z/OS environment, prevent disruptions, optimize performance, reduce costs, and preserve the reliability and availability that mainframes are known for. IntelliMagic Vision has extensive support for z/OS Systems, Processors, and Network.
View this brief video to discover how IntelliMagic Vision can optimize your z/OS Systems environment.
Optimize z/OS Mainframe Systems Management with Availability Intelligence
Through RMF and SMF, z/OS offers a richer source of infrastructure measurement data than any other computing platform. However, the potential to use this wealth of information to prevent service disruptions remains vastly underutilized. This data cannot simply be interpreted without the right intelligence.
IntelliMagic Vision enhances the RMF data and applies its built-in knowledge to understand how the z/OS architecture handles your workloads. This helps you tune z/OS to improve performance and protect availability, and can also help tuning your processor configuration to increase the MIPS you get out of your mainframe hardware.
See how this intelligence can help you in the use cases below:
Monthly License Charges (MLC)
Tune your processor configuration to increase the MIPS you get out of your mainframe hardware.Learn More
Configure Coupling Facilities for optimal availability and proactively identify hidden health and performance risksLearn More
See Buffer Pool imbalances and proactively identify upcoming risks to your Db2 health and performanceLearn More
Save time looking for problems and profile CICS transaction data and see transaction response timeLearn More
Ensure sufficient capacity and consistent performance for IBM zEDC availability.Learn More
Monitor the health of your TCP/IP and analyze traffic from different perspectives.Learn More
Supported Areas per Record Type
z/OS Systems and Processors
Record Type Area 30 Address Space 42.5 VTOC, VTOC index and VVDS 42.6 Datasets 70.1 Processor Usage , CEC, LPAR, 4HRA, zIIP SMT, Crypto 71.1 Paging Activity , Real Storage 72 Workload information 73 OSA Channel Information 74.2 XCF 74.4 Coupling Facility 74.9 PCIe zEDC compression information (Mon. III) 75 Page Data Set Activity 77 Locks and Enqueues 78.2 Virtual Storage Activity 88 System Logger Data 99.14 HiperDispatch , LPAR Topology 113 Processor and processor cache details
Record Type Area 115.1 MQ system information, logs and storage 115.2 MQ messages, buffer, and paging information 115.215 MQ bufferpool information 119.5 TCP/IP Activity For Interfaces 119.6 TCP/IP Traffic And Error Conditions By Subsystem 119.7 TCP/IP Port Activity 119.2 TCP/IP Security (roadmap 2018 Q3) 119.4 TCP/IP Security (roadmap 2018 Q3)
MLC Cost Reduction
Record Type Area 30 Address Space 89 SCRT/Usage
Leverage this new intelligence about your z/OS systems and processor infrastructure to significantly reduce your annual mainframe software bill. For example, the newer IBM mainframes, such as the z13, are more sensitive to processor cache utilization. IntelliMagic customers have used this intelligence to reduce Monthly License Charges (MLC) by millions of Dollars per year, while better positioning the infrastructure to handle application performance requirements.
Record Type Area 42 DFSMS statistics and configuration 72 Workload Activity, Storage Data, and Serialization Delay 74 RMF Activity of Several Resources 100 Db2 Statistics 101 Db2 Accounting
Record Type Area 42 DFSMS statistics and configuration 72 Workload Activity, Storage Data, and Serialization Delay 74 RMF Activity of Several Resources 110 CICS Transactions
Controlling MLC with Capping
‘Soft capping’ is a common technique to control software costs based on the R4HA. IBM offers two ‘flavors’: Defined Capacity (DC) and Group Capacity (GC).
MLC Pricing 101: Tailored Fit, Sub-capacity, and Capping
With the recent IBM announcement about Tailored Fit Pricing, it seems an opportune time to discuss the current pricing methods. In this first blog I’ll cover sub-capacity pricing.
IntelliMagic at SHARE Pittsburgh
A look back at SHARE Pittsburgh with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.
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