Processors are expensive, and that is why it is crucial to have an accurate understanding of how much capacity you are using and have left before you run out. The previous approach of buying way more storage than you need is no longer viable.
IntelliMagic Vision provides all the metrics for ‘classic’ capacity planning functions, including processor time usage summaries. Additionally, IntelliMagic Vision estimates growth based on linear models for either a short term or long term basis.
Similar to detecting workload changes, if there is steep growth in capacity usage, that is something you want to be aware of.
Another capability in IntelliMagic Vision is to look at thin-provisioned pools free space.
This video is an excerpt from the webinar, “RMF/SMF Analysis – Get Ahead of the Curve with Statistical Analysis.”
Controlling MLC with Capping
‘Soft capping’ is a common technique to control software costs based on the R4HA. IBM offers two ‘flavors’: Defined Capacity (DC) and Group Capacity (GC).
MLC Pricing 101: Tailored Fit, Sub-capacity, and Capping
With the recent IBM announcement about Tailored Fit Pricing, it seems an opportune time to discuss the current pricing methods. In this first blog I’ll cover sub-capacity pricing.
IntelliMagic at SHARE Pittsburgh
A look back at SHARE Pittsburgh with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.
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Supported Areas in IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems
Monthly License Charges (MLC)
Tune your processor configuration to increase the MIPS you get out of your mainframe hardware.Learn More
Configure Coupling Facilities for optimal availability and proactively identify hidden health and performance risksLearn More
See Buffer Pool imbalances and proactively identify upcoming risks to your Db2 health and performanceLearn More
Save time looking for problems and profile CICS transaction data and see transaction response timeLearn More
Ensure sufficient capacity and consistent performance for IBM zEDC availability.Learn More
Monitor the health of your TCP/IP and analyze traffic from different perspectives.Learn More