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MQ Statistics - Learning From SMF

This article is designed to introduce you to the types of insights that are available through SMF data with a focus on the SMF 115 MQ Statistics data. After reading, you will have a better understanding of how MQ functions.

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zAcademy: The All-Flash datacenter – How come my I/O Response isn’t twice as fast

Many datacenters have adopted flash technology and are observing that their I/O response times are not dramatically different. Learn why.

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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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zAcademy: Lessons on Optimizing Processor Cache From z15 Upgrade Case Studies

Since it is likely that one-third to more than half of your total CPU cycles are spent waiting for data and instructions to be staged into level 1 processor cache, it is critical to understand and have visibility into this significant component of your CPU consumption.

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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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zAcademy: Boost the Value You Derive from CICS and Db2 SMF Data through a Modernized Approach

This session will present the benefits of modernizing how you understand and leverage SMF data for CICS and Db2 Performance analysis.

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zAcademy: Reining in HSM at the Storage Ranch

Learn best practices and recommendations to help you rein in and optimize your HSM demand.

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zAcademy: “What Am I Waiting For” - A Basic Performance Session For Anyone

John Baker teaches us some of the basic principles in z/OS performance that forces us to wait.

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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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