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Beginning with z13 processors and continuing with z14s, customer experiences have confirmed that delivered capacity is more dependent than ever before on effective utilization of processor cache. This session covers how to interpret the SMF 113 metrics to optimize your environment and reduce CPU consumption and MLC software expense, and reflects findings from analyzing detailed processor cache data from 50 sites.

Details on z14 cache design changes will be presented and assessed using metrics from a z14 migration case study.

Insights into the potential impact of various tuning actions will be brought to life with data from numerous real-life case studies. This session builds upon a related user experience presentation that was selected for the 2016 “SHARE Best Session” award and 2017 “CMG Best Paper Award,” but has been significantly expanded with knowledge and experiences gained from reviewing data from dozens of sites.

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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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