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Deriving Insights from SMF 116 MQ Accounting Data

MQ Accounting records are often considered to be too expensive, both in CPU overhead and SMF record volume. However, we believe that these concerns may be overstated.

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AI: Too Much of a Good Thing

Solution providers will continue to entice us with bigger and better real-time analytics. Some of these should be employed, but first try to understand the logic you may be activating when you implement.

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Understanding How Logical Workloads Behave On Physical Hardware

If you find elevated response time on a logical volume, how do you know which physical drives may be causing it?

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4 Benefits of Implementing TS7700’s New Microcode Compression

Implementing the TS7700 microcode-based compression algorithms can have benefits beyond better compression. The CPU algorithms allow host jobs to run faster and improve replication time.

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IntelliMagic zAcademy: An Online Educational Series for z/OS Professionals

Conferences are canceled, so we're bringing the conference to you! IntelliMagic zAcademy brings the education of your favorite z/OS conference to your new home office. Every week, a new online educational session.

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Is this z/OS workload change normal?

Change Detection allows analysts to automatically detect workload and application changes, saving them countless hours of manual labor and intensive scrutiny while trying to determine the significance of changes

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Deriving Insights from SMF 115 MQ Statistics Data

SMF 115 MQ Statistics records report metrics at the MQ queue manager level. These records are lightweight and have negligible CPU cost, so sites typically generate MQ Statistics records on an ongoing basis.

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Understanding Physical Sequential Datasets

Oftentimes it is sufficient to analyze I/O performance without needing to understand the datasets. The SMF 42 records are useful to obtain a deeper understanding of the datasets and the applications that are using the storage.

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Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Filtering Capabilities & Benefits

The goal of analyzing Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) usage is to ultimately manage and reduce your MSU usage, and thus MLC costs.

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