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What's new in RMF for z/OS Version 1 Release 11
New report on OPT parameter settings

RMF provides a new Monitor II OPT Settings report which displays information about the active OPT PARMLIB member and the settings of all OPT parameters.

Replacement of the Postprocessor Plot report

Plot reports by the RMF Postprocessor are no longer available. Each type of plot report can be replaced by a corresponding Overview control statement. After creating Overview records, the Spreadsheet Reporter with the Open RMF Overview Spreadsheets macro can be used for graphical presentation of Postprocessor data. For more information refer to topic Migrating from previous releases in the z/OS V1R11 RMF Users Guide.

New real storage measurements

The Frame and Slot Counts section of the Postprocesor Paging Activity report is enhanced to provide measurements about real storage requests and page faults.

Measuring WLMs promotion for workloads holding locks

The Postprocesor Workload Activity report is enhanced to show the CPU time consumed for work units while they have been promoted by WLM to free a local suspend lock quicker.

In addition, RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF record 72-3.

Enhanced group capacity reporting

RMF enhances its reporting about capacity groups. The Partition Data Report displays the long term average capacity which is not used by members of the group but would be allowed by the defined limit.

The Group Capacity Report displays a column CAPPING WLM% which indicates to what extent the partition is subject to capping. Column CAPPING ACT% is added which displays how capping really limited the usage of processor resources.

In addition, the RMF Distributed Data Server provides a new metric. Besides the remaining time until capping, RMF PM can display the remaining time until group capping which is the projected time until the group becomes subject to capping.

RMF Postprocessor reports in XML format

The Postprocessor can now generate certain reports in XML format. By specifying new ddnames for the Postprocessor output, reports in XML format instead of text reports are generated. Currently available in XML format are the CPU, CRYPTO, ESS, FCD, and OMVS reports as well as the Overview report. You can use the RMF Spreadsheet Reporter to request the reports in XML format for display in a web browser.

New overview conditions for special purpose processors

RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF record 70 for measuring the CPU activity of zAAPs and zIIPs.

New overview conditions for HiperDispatch

RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF record 70 for systems running in HiperDispatch mode.

Selective DDS deactivation of Monitor III reports

You can temporarily deactivate selected Monitor III reports which are not required by any monitoring client from being provided by the Distributed Data Server.

New installation process for RMF workstation components

The installation process for the RMF Performance Monitoring (RMF PM) and the RMF Spreadsheet Reporter has changed.

New measurements in Monitor III tables

RMF provides new measurements in the following tables:

  • Monitor III data reporter tables
    • ERBCHAT3
    • ERBCPCT3
  • Monitor III VSAM data set support

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