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Getting Started with zPCR (IBM's Processor Capacity Reference)

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John Campbell
Kathy Walsh, John Fitch

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Advanced Technical Sales

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z9 BC; z9 EC; z10; z10 BC; z10 EC; z114; z13; z196; zEC12; zEnterprise; zEnterprise 196; zEnterprise EC12; zSeries 800; zSeries 890; zSeries 900; zSeries 990; zSeries

Abstract: This is the Getting Started page for those interested in using IBM's Processor Capacity Reference (zPCR) to capacity plan for IBM z Systems processors. It includes links for accessing related educational materials and downloading the tool itself.

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Note-1: If your currently installed zPCR version is older than C8.5, it MUST be uninstalled prior to installing zPCR C8.7c (package that includes Java).

    This is necessary to facilitate conversion to the new IBM Java V7 runtime environment that is required for zPCR.

Note-2: Should installation of zPCR C8.7c fail to complete, you should uninstall your current zPCR version, and then install the C8.7c package that includes Java.

To review the zPCR C8.7c NEWS file, click on What's New below.

zPCR - Processor Capacity Reference for IBM System z

zPCR is a PC-based productivity tool under Windows. It is designed to provide capacity planning insight for IBM System z processors running LPAR configurations with various workload environments under z/OS, z/VM, and Linux. Capacity results are based on IBM's LSPR data supporting all IBM z Systems processors including the new z13 processor family.

Product Currency




Planning and Design


IBM System z Family

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IBM System z Software


Linux; z/OS; z/VSE


zSeries 800, zSeries 890, zSeries 900, zSeries 990, IBM System z9, IBM System z10, IBM zEnterprise 196, IBM zEnterprise 114, IBM zEnterprise EC12, IBM zEnterprise BC12, IBM z Systems, z13

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