zAcademy: Imagine How Much You Can Learn from SMF Data
Gain a vision for how rapidly you could leverage easy visibility into RMF and SMF data to expand your understanding of how the z/OS ecosystem operates.
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.
Avoid Inefficiencies with Store Into Instruction Stream (SIIS) Assessments
Programs that store data into the instruction stream introduce major inefficiencies into CPU performance. Updating SIIS programs can result in significant reduction of CPU utilization.
z/OS Virtual Tape Infrastructure Availability Monitoring
Ensuring performance and proper operation of the z/OS virtual tape infrastructure is mission-critical and provides secure and reliable offline storage for “air-gap” data protection.
Reduce Latency and Lower Demand as You Create the Capacity Plan
Mainframe capacity planning is an important budgetary input. If you ensure your performance is in order or have mentioned some efficiency recommendations, you will help keep your organization lean and productive.
z/OS TCP/IP Encryption Compliance Analysis
Security policies and standards such as FIPS-140-2 require data transmissions to be encrypted with specific standards. Ensuring and proving encryption compliance on mainframes is of course, as important as it is for other platforms.
z/OS Virtual Tape Health Assurance Analysis
To protect the organization from risks, companies invest in a complex and reliable z/OS virtual tape infrastructure. Therefore, ensuring performance and proper operation of the z/OS virtual tape infrastructure is mission critical.
zERT: Breakthrough in Visibility for Managing Encryption of Network Traffic
This article, originally published in Cheryl Watson’s Tuning Letter 2019 No. 4, provides a great introduction to zERT and ways to increase the benefit you can derive from this data.
Mainframe Security’s Latest Tool for Ensuring Encryption Standards are Met
zERT data can enable the mainframe security team to both evaluate ongoing adherence to security policies and programmatically provide data for required reporting to auditors and compliance officers.