This month we’re introducing changes to the presentation of Db2, CICS, and MQ variables from rates to counts, updates to Key Processor Configuration, and the inclusion of new report sets for CICS Transaction Event Counts.

Let’s dive right into these changes:

Ability to Change the Presentation of Db2/CICS/MQ Variables from Rates to Counts

IntelliMagic Vision 2024.2.0 provides a new option to change the presentation of Db2, CICS and MQ metrics from a rate to a count.

Analysts from various disciplines across the z/OS platform have traditionally had varying preferences on viewing their metrics as rates or counts. Disk and systems performance analysts have tended to prefer viewing their metrics as rates, simplifying comparisons of data coming from systems that might have different RMF interval settings. On the other hand, Db2 and CICS analysts have an established preference to view their metrics as counts.

Historically these differing approaches were not as apparent because analysts from various disciplines tended to use their own siloed tooling and had limited interaction with reporting from other disciplines. IntelliMagic Vision 2024.2 has removed the barriers inherent with siloed tooling by providing integrated visibility into metrics across the z/OS infrastructure, enabling greatly enhanced levels of cross-discipline analysis and collaboration across teams. IntelliMagic Vision now provides the capability for users to select whether they want to view eligible metrics as counts or rates.

View Db2 Getpages metrics as rates or counts - IntelliMagic VisionAny customized Count/Rate settings are saved with the report, so future invocations from a dashboard or “Collected” will retain the specified settings.


Key Processor Configuration

IntelliMagic Vision 2024.2 adds a direct drill down from the CEC configuration data to the configuration for each of the LPARs that run on the processor complex of interest. The system configuration marries important system and CEC configuration items.

LPAR configuration data


CICS Transaction Event Counts

The CICS transaction SMF 110.1 records combine timing information and event counts into what IBM describes as clock fields. IntelliMagic Vision 2024.2 two delivers a new CICS Tran Events report set with predefined reporting on the event counts along with drilldowns linking the events and timing-based data.

The report set is organized in a manner similar to the transactions report set.

CICS Transaction Event Counts Reports in IntelliMagic Vision


Other Updates in 2024.2

To see the full list of releases and updates in IntelliMagic Vision 2024.2, please refer to the Release Notes.

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Stay tuned for more updates in the next release!

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