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



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

John Campbell
Kathy Walsh, John Fitch


Document ID:

PRS1381


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

04/22/2018


Product(s) covered:

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.

Download
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
Version C9.2a
IBM Java version Java 2 v8 64-bit
OS Win 7/8/10 64-bit
Change date April 23, 2018
zPCR including IBM Java Runtime
Filename zPCRInstallWithJava.exe
Size 157 MB
zPCR Documentation (PDF) CP3KEXTR (z/OS) for zPCR
Access CP3KEXTR Materials
CP3KVMXT (z/VM) for zPCR
Access CP3KVMXT Materials
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.


About CP3KEXTR

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.

About CP3KVMXT

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.




Classification:

Hardware

Category:

Planning and Design




Platform(s):

IBM Z

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

Linux; VM; z/OS; z/VSE

Keywords:

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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