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.”

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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.

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Coupling Facility

Configure Coupling Facilities for optimal availability and proactively identify hidden health and performance risks

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Db2

See Buffer Pool imbalances and proactively identify upcoming risks to your Db2 health and performance

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CICS Transactions

Save time looking for problems and profile CICS transaction data and see transaction response time

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zEDC Cards

Ensure sufficient capacity and consistent performance for IBM zEDC availability.

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TCP/IP

Monitor the health of your TCP/IP and analyze traffic from different perspectives.

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z/OS Disk and Replication

Early warning system that automatically identifies I/O issues in the making in your disk storage system and replication architecture.
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z/OS Virtual Tape

Performance and availability management for Virtual and Physical Tape, with specific support for IBM TS7700 and Oracle VSM tape solutions.
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SAN Storage and Fabric

IntelliMagic Vision collects performance and configuration information on the VMware, fabric and storage systems to provide a complete and end-to-end picture.
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