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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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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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