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IBM Z Batch Network Analyzer (zBNA) Tool



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Valerie Spencer
Shawn Lundvall


Document ID:

PRS5132


Doc. Organization:

WSC IBM Z


Document Revised:

11/12/2018


Product(s) covered:

z Systems; z/OS







Abstract: zBNA is a PC-based productivity tool designed to provide a means of estimating the elapsed time for batch jobs solely based on the differences in CPU speeds for a base processor and a target processor, the number of engines on each system, and system capacities; data sharing is not considered. zBNA provides powerful, graphic demonstration of the z/OS batch window.


Important: Any previous version of zBNA must be uninstalled prior to installing the new version (1.7.0) that supports Java V8. This is necessary in order to preserve Windows Registry integrity with respect to this tool.

Product Name:
zBNA
Product Version:
1.8.3
Operating System:
Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Change Date:
October 22, 2018
Approximate Size:
169MB
Click to download the zBNA install package which includes the required IBM CPS Java V8

zBNA requires an independent version of the IBM CPS Java Runtime Environment v8 64-bit, which is packaged with the tool.

Obtain the CP3KEXTR program
CP3KEXTR runs on a System z processor under z/OS. It reads the SMF records to produce an Enterprise Data File (.edf) that contains the SMF Type 70's & 113 data and a (.dat) file, which contains the Type 14, 15, 30 (4) (5), 42 (6) data as input to zBNA.

Access the CP3KEXTR materials.

What's New in zBNAA summary of what has changed in the latest zBNA release.
zBNA Basics
zBNA User's GuideNavigating around zBNA.
zBNA Education
Hands-on Labs DocumentsStep-by-step instructions to help familiarize with zBNA's functions.
Data files for hands-on labsData to use for the zBNA hands-on labs.
zBNA Presentation and Demo FilesFrom the August 2015 "Open Mic" FAQ Forum session describing the latest update at that time plus a demo.
zBNA Presentation and zEDC DemoFrom the February 2014 "Open Mic" FAQ Forum session, which mainly focused on estimating zEDC.
Live Demo
***requires Adobe Flash Player***
zBNA demo from the Washington Systems Center 2013 System Z Techcast. The demo starts at minute 36:40.

Show details for Installation of zBNA on WindowsInstallation of zBNA on Windows
Hide details for Support and ContactsSupport and Contacts
Please send questions/comments to zpcr@us.ibm.com.



Classification:

Hardware

Category:

Performance




Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

z/OS

Keywords:

zBNA, Batch Network Analyzer, batch, batch window

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