Monitor zEDC and NXU Compression Performance with IntelliMagic Vision

    Optimize your performance and compression usage whether using zEDC or with the z15 on-chip nest accelerator (NXU).

    Troubleshoot to find IT failures immediately before they become big problems.



    Ensure Sufficient Capacity & Consistent Performance for IBM’s zEDC & NXU Usage

    IBM’s zEDC hardware compression offers numerous benefits to your z/OS infrastructure, and the z15 provides even greater compression throughput. The on chip z15 and future of processor hardware compression will be transparent for existing applications.

    However, without proper visibility and management, these benefits can be lost or underappreciated.

    With easy-to-use interactive data navigation, historical reporting, single-click data comparisons and report customizations, and a comprehensive set of zEDC reports for z14 models with PCI express compression activity, IntelliMagic Vision provides unrivaled visibility into your environment.

    IOP Resources Tracked as z15 Employs Them

    IOP usage already have a number of automatically rated reports. Gain new visibility into the usage IOP for asynchronous z15 compression/decompression activity.


    IOP Device Busy Retries


    CPU Busy - NXU


    Automated Alerts to Health and Performance Risks

    Automated assessments of key zEDC and NXU metrics help identify potential risks to availability and performance.

    Here you can monitor the LPAR level demand on each CEC for the NXU deflate unit as you migrate your zEDC workloads onto your new CEC.


    Address Space Level Compress/Decompress Activity

    zEDC activity at an address space level can help identify differences in activity that may lead to new insights as conversions to compressed data are implemented.  z15 address space level activity is only for asynchronous execution of compression/decompression. The z14 reporting will continue to support your management of the activity as you transition from your current state to exploiting IBM’s latest offerings.


    Total Compress/DeCompress Queue Time


    Intuitive Visibility into SMF Data


    Intuitive Visibility into SMF Data

    In contrast to approaches today that require coding programs or mastering tooling siloed by technology to access various types of SMF data, a common, intuitive user interface eliminates effort spent mining data and instead frees up staff to focus entirely on high-value analysis.

    This single interface used across the entire z/OS platform greatly expedites learning, promotes collaboration, and enhances analytical effectiveness.


    Context Sensitive Drill Downs

    Context sensitive drill downs enable an analyst to identify alternative analytical paths based on the data currently being displayed and quickly investigate each hypothesis with just a few clicks, greatly reducing lost time when exploring what ends up being a “dead-end” path.

    When dealing with massive SMF data volumes, this capability to focus analysis on the desired subset of data becomes especially valuable.


    Context Sensitive Drill Downs -


    Rated Compression Rate Report zEDC


    Accelerated Root Cause Analysis

    Highly flexible drill-down capabilities of IntelliMagic Vision enable data to be viewed at the processor, system, card, or address space level and specific migration activity. Built-in conditional filters can further be a customized for a set of reports on a focused dashboard.

    Quickly investigate each hypothesis with just a few clicks and greatly reducing lost time when exploring “dead-end” paths.


    Secure and Flexible Deployment and Monitoring

    In the Cloud

    Cloud based deployment can be accessed from everywhere in the world and is easy to share with colleagues

    Services & Support

    Take advantage of IntelliMagic's experienced performance experts for standalone custom services or daily monitoring

    On Premise

    Install the software on premise and use it offline for total control of your installation

    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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