z/OS Videos and Recorded Webinars

View our videos on z/OS Systems, z/OS Disk, and z/OS Virtual Tape.

Introduction for Availability Intelligence for your Application Infrastructure

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

A 60-second explanation of how a modern approach to interpreting RMF/SMF data can prevent disruptions, resolve incidents as they occur, and spot ways to reduce peaks and costs.

Introduction to Availability Intelligence for z/OS

Learn in 4 minutes how to transform unpredictable outages into predictable ones by creating Availability Intelligence out of the RMF and SMF data using built-in expert domain knowledge.

 

Dashboards and Ratings

Watch this 6 minute video to discover how to identify potential issues before they impact applications. The result is that issues and risks are flagged before application performance degrades.

Webinar: IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Version 8.10

This recorded webinar highlights the new operational benefits of IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS 8.10 and demonstrate how the new features can be used to monitor and optimize your infrastructure.

 

Webinar: Modernize RMF/CMF & SMF Interpretation for Superior z/OS Systems Performance Management

Discover how Artificial Intelligence techniques are used to dynamically generate intelligence from data and realize its true value.

Webinar: Modernize RMF/SMF Analysis for Superior z/OS Storage Infrastructure Management

Create new insights into current and upcoming problems with disk, replication, and virtual tape storage with AI techniques.

 

z/OS Systems Videos and Recorded Webinars

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems Overview

Discover how IntelliMagic Vision can optimize your z/OS systems environment in this 4 minute video.

Managing z/OS Workload Manager in a Single View

This 3 minute video highlights the excellent visibility IntelliMagic Vision provides into WLM.

 

Reduce Mainframe MLC Software Costs

This 7 minute video demonstrates the key processor metrics that facilitate MLC analysis, including RNI tuning and workloads driving the peak 4 Hour Rolling Average.

zEDC Hardware Compression

This 7 minute video highlights the excellent visibility IntelliMagic Vision provides into zEDC processing so you can ensure sufficiency capacity and consistent performance.

 

Is Coupling Facility Using Too Much CPU?

This 3 minute video demonstrates how to determine how Coupling Facility structures are performing and how to be alerted to underlying problems that you might not even know exist.

RMF 72 Transaction Reporting

This 3 minute video demonstrates the wide visibility IntelliMagic Vision provides into the widely-used transaction level metrics availabile in the RMF 72 records.

 

Reporting on Capping and Cap Groups

This 3 minute video demonstrates reporting into the interrelationships between several key metrics when LPAR-based capping is in effect.

Reporting on TCP/IP

This 2 minute video demonstrates reporting that provides visibility into the mainframe TCP/IP communications infrastructure.

 

Insights into Peak 4HRA Data in SCRT

This 6 minute video demonstrates capabilities to enhance your ability to manage and reduce IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) software expenses.

zIIP Reporting

This 3 minute video reviews the reporting of IBM's many new metrics with the implementation of Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT) for zIIPs.

 

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems 8.10 Overview

This 5 minute video provides a brief overview into the new functionality provided by version 8.10 of IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems.

Webinar: Beyond Capping: Reduce z13 MLC with Processor Cache Optimization

How can you execute all of your transactions and jobs with fewer MSU’s and no performance hit? Join one of the leading MLC reduction experts in the country to learn ways to reduce z13 MLC with a focus on processor cache optimization.

 

Webinar: Achieving CPU (& MLC) Savings Through Optimizing Processor Cache

Delivered capacity is more dependent than ever before on effective utilization of processor cache. This webinar covers everything you need to know to interpret metrics available from SMF 113 records to reduce CPU consumption and MLC expenses.

Webinar: z/OS Performance Case Studies on zHPF & Coupling Facility

What impact on performance can zHPF and Coupling Facility have for your workloads? This webinar discusses case studies that highlight the significant impact on performance that these features can have and how to gain visibility into performance.

 

z/OS Disk & Replication Videos and Recorded Webinars

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Disk Overview

Discover how IntelliMagic Vision can optimize your z/OS systems environment in this 7 minute video. Proactively identify potential issues, and quickly discover root cause.

Global Mirror RPO Spikes

This 4 minute video demonstrates how to see the status of Global Mirror replication in a Globally Disbursed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) environment and avoid potential outages.

 

High z/OS Disk Connect Time

This 4 minute video demonstrates how to respond to performance issues caused by software changes. In this case, the problem was caused by a newly released SQL query.

z/OS Storage Architecture and I/O Performance Visibility

This short video covers how the IBM Mainframe architecture for storage has evolved, and how a to address the visibility gap into the performance of I/O.

 

How Can I Tell if My Back-End Drives are Overloaded?

This 3 minute video shows how IntelliMagic Vision may be used to easily find the root cause of a z/OS performance issue related to overloaded back-end drives.

Webinar: A Practical Guide to z/OS Storage and Replication Performance Analytics

Learn z/OS storage performance concepts, proactive storage performance management, and how to detect bottlenecks in your z/OS environment with this Practical Guide to z/OS Storage and Replication Performance Analytics webinar.

 

Webinar: Improve z/OS Storage Operations with Better Operational Intelligence

Focusing on z/OS storage operations & performance, learn how to leverage mainframe performance data to provide predictive intelligence that will enhance your availability and bring value to your z/OS ops and performance management teams.

   

z/OS Virtual Tape Videos and Recorded Webinars

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Virtual Tape Overview

Discover how IntelliMagic Vision can optimize your z/OS virtual tape environment in this 8 minute video. Proactively identify potential issues, and quickly drill down to root cause.

Who's Using Up All My Tapes?

This 6 minute video demonstrates the categorization of the tape library into application usage, and then shows the detailed records of the present usage of tape for that application.

VSM Trend Analysis

This 2 minute video demonstrates how IntelliMagic Vision can look at almost any performance measurement of VSM or TS7700 for up to 365 days of data for trending purposes.

VSM Buffer Efficiency

This 4 minute video shows how to determine how the Oracle VSM's buffer capacity is being used and what percent of the tape reads are buffer hits to give better mount performance.

 

Tape Workload Distributions

This 2 minute video shows how you can easily see how well your tape workloads are balanced across the VSM’s or TS7700’s. This lets you see all at once rather than just looking at one VSM or TS7700 at a time.

Is Your VSM Data Exposed?

This 4 minute video shows how to determine how long it is before a second copy of the VTV’s exist in your Oracle VSM VTSS’s and how to drill down to see all of the recorded events that occurred for a particular VTV.

 

Are my Tape RPO's Being Met?

This 7 minute video demonstrates how you can identify replication performance issues and drill down to root causes for issues in your TS7700 grid environment.

Don't Duck Tape Performance

Discover in 6 minutes the premier z/OS Tape reporting tool that provides the ability to reduce bottlenecks, automate from initial data gathering to report pushing and much more!

 

Webinar: Improve z/OS Storage Operations with Better Operational Intelligence

Focusing on z/OS storage operations & performance, learn how to leverage mainframe performance data to provide predictive intelligence that will enhance your availability and bring value to your z/OS ops and performance management teams.

Webinar: IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Virtual Tape and What's New in Version 8.8

Brent Phillips and Burt Loper demonstrate how IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Virtual Tape can be used to monitor your virtual tape subsystems and highlight new operational benefits introduced in version 8.8.

 
     

Availability Intelligence Webinars

Webinar: Smarter z/OS Infrastructure Management

Brent Philips and Todd Havekost present how to save costs, optimize performance, and amplify your storage team as they highlight some of the new capabilities introduced in IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS version 8.8.


Webinar: A Better Way to Buy, Implement, & Manage the Performance of Disk Storage

Learn best practices on disk storage purchases through storage performance modeling & understand the storage management life cycle, capacity management, & best practices in storage architectures.

   

How to Transform RMF & SMF into Availability Intelligence

Learn ways to protect continuous availability from the Processor, Disk storage, and Replication & Virtual Tape operations as you discover how to uncover infrastructure risk before your online monitors can detect disruptions.