IntelliMagic Vision provides visibility into the widely-used transaction level metrics available in the RMF 72 records, including transaction rate, transaction response time, average concurrent transactions, CPU and I/O per transaction, and total CPU and I/O activity.

Obtaining key metrics for CICS, DB2, and IMS transactions has historically required processing massive volumes (often hundreds of millions or more) of SMF 110 records (for CICS), SMF 101 records (for DB2), and subsystem log records (for IMS). Extracting, transmitting, and processing these enormous volumes of records has typically been a very CPU-intensive task requiring many hours of elapsed time.

But now (as an unexpected “side benefit” of IBM’s Mobile workload pricing support) key transaction level metrics are available in the RMF type 72 records, at the service class or report class level. You can take advantage of this capability by mapping transactions of interest into a set of report classes using the wide range of classification methods available in WLM.

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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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