This video demonstrates the visibility IntelliMagic Vision provides into key processor metrics that facilitate MLC analysis, including RNI tuning and workloads driving the peak 4 Hour Rolling Average.

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS provides end-to-end z/OS infrastructure support, including insights to reduce IBM MLC costs. IntelliMagic Vision also provides extensive visibility into IBM’s Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) and Rolling 4 Hour Peak Average.

No-obligation MLC Reduction Assessment

Software costs consistently dominate the budget for mainframe installations of which processor cache efficiency can have a significant role in reducing. However, according to our recent survey, 88% of sites have not optimized their processor cache utilization. Get in touch with one of our experts to determine if your site has potential MLC savings.

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MLC Pricing 101: Tailored Fit, Sub-capacity, and Capping

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Customer Experiences Saving MSUs Through CPC Optimization

Benefit from the experiences of both Watson & Walker’s and IntelliMagic’s customers to learn multiple ways to achieve RNI (Relative Nest Intensity) Nirvana.

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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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Other Supported Environments

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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