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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:

09/12/2017


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.

If the tabs of this notebook don't work for you, try this version of the document.

Note: If your currently installed zPCR version is older than C9.0, it MUST be uninstalled prior to installing zPCR C9.1a (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 C9.1a NEWS file, click on What's New below.

Notices / FAQs
This section is used to document Special Notices and FAQs regarding the operation of zPCR.

    Special Notices
    Hide details for Use of Capacity Estimates from zPCRUse of Capacity Estimates from zPCR
    The information contained in the zPCR tool and documentation has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is distributed on an "as is" basis without any warranty either expressed or implied. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a customer responsibility and depends on the customer’s ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer’s operational environment. While each item may have been reviewed by IBM for accuracy in a specific situation, there is no guarantee the same or similar results will be obtained elsewhere. Customers attempting to adapt these techniques to their own environments do so at their own risk.

    Performance data contained in this document was determined in a controlled environment; therefore the results which may be obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. No commitment as to your ability to obtain comparable results is any way intended or made by this release of information.

    zPCR estimates have a degree of error of +/- 5%. Customers using zPCR information are solely responsible for building capacity plans using zPCR results which accommodate the degree of error inherent in the tool.
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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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