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SAN Academy: An Online Educational Series for SAN Professionals

IntelliMagic SAN Academy is an ongoing, virtual academy that offers free online educational sessions on a wide variety of performance, configuration, and capacity issues designed to help you learn at your convenience.

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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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Storage Capacity Planning 101

This webinar covers best practices for capacity planning for SAN storage & fabric with a focus on resource capacity and space capacity of storage arrays and fabric.

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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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Avoid MLC Charges on Unintended Usage Data Using SMF 89 Records

The SMF 89 record type stores the CPU of each registered Sub-Capacity product over time. This is useful for avoiding MLC charges on unintended usage and much more.

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Getting to Know Your WebSphere for z/OS Workload

There are many areas of WebSphere that can leave even a seasoned z/OS performance specialist scratching their head. The SMF 120-9 records give us a great way to measure and understand our WebSphere workloads like never before.

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SAN Fabric 102: Emerging Technologies, Performance Analysis, and Common Issues

The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight into emerging technologies, performance analysis and common issues related to a storage network.

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Don’t Overlook Supply Chain Disruptions in Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Learn how to mitigate the risk posed by supply chain disruptions by taking a closer look at your disaster recovery plan.

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Monitoring TCP/IP Performance for z/OS with SMF 119 Metrics

Gain visibility into the mainframe TCP/IP communications infrastructure performance with SMF 119 metrics. Numerous activity and utilization metrics are reported.

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