Kathy Walsh, John Fitch
Advanced Technical Sales
z14; z/OS; z/VM; z/VSE
|Abstract: This is the Getting Started page for those interested in using IBM's Processor Capacity Reference (zPCR) to capacity plan for IBM Z and LinuxONE processors. It includes links for accessing related educational materials and downloading the tool itself.|
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Note: If your currently installed zPCR version is older than C9.0, it MUST be uninstalled prior to installing zPCR C9.2a (package includes Java). This is necessary to facilitate conversion to the new IBM Java v8 64-bit runtime environment that is required for zPCR.
To review the zPCR C9.2a NEWS file, click on What's New below.
|This section provides download links for zPCR, documentation, and installation instructions.
Note: The currently supported IBM Java runtime environment must be installed in order to use zPCR. It is automatically installed with the zPCR including IBM Java Runtime package.
| zPCR Package Currency
zPCR including IBM Java Runtime
zPCR Documentation (PDF) CP3KEXTR (z/OS) for zPCR
CP3KVMXT (z/VM) for zPCR
|IBM Java version|| Java 2 v8 64-bit|
|OS|| Win 7/8/10 64-bit|
|Change date|| April 23, 2018||Installing zPCR
All users must install the zPCR including IBM Java Runtime package. The zPCR onlypackage is no longer supported.
After downloading, execute the EXE file from Windows Explorer, or with RUN under the Windows START button and respond to the InstallShield prompts.
Starting with zPCR v8.5, the tool may be installed to a Standard Windows ID. It must be run from the ID to which it was installed.
CP3KEXTRruns on a z Systems processor under z/OS. It reads SMF records to produce an Enterprise Data File (EDF). A single EDF can be used to generate the entire LPAR configuration in zPCRor to copy individual partitions into an already defined LPAR configuration.
CP3KVMXT runs on a z Systems processor under z/VM. It reads CP Monitor data and generates an Enterprise Data File (EDF) of system and workload related metrics for input into zPCR. It can be used to model interactive z/VM workloads or z/VM guest operating systems such as Linux.
Planning and Design
IBM System z Software
Linux; VM; 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, IBM Z, z13, z13s, z14, LinuxONE, Emperor, Rockhopper, PCR
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