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  What's new in RMF for z/OS® V2.1
  What's new in RMF for z/OS® V1.13
  What's new in RMF for z/OS® V1.12

 

What's new in RMF for z/OS Version 1 Release 12

  • Statistics on running or waiting work units in the CPU Activity report
    • Instead of in-ready statistics on address space level, the Postprocessor CPU Activity report now provides more granular statistics based on single work units that are running or ready to run. With more than one work unit running on an address space, the new in-ready distribution of work units provides a more detailed view on the CPU demand than the in-ready distribution of address spaces. Also, the number of work units is presented per processor type (CP, zAAP, zIIP) .
      In addition, RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF record 70-1 which can be used to monitor work unit statistics.
  • Information about nominal and effective processor capacity
    • The Postprocessor CPU Activity report is extended to provide information about the effective processor capacity and also indicates the reason for a capacity change, if the CPC is running at reduced capacity.
      The Service Policy Page of the Postprocessor Workload Activity report is extended to provide information about nominal and effective processor capacity.
      In addition, RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF record 70-1 to generate Overview reports containing these measurements.
  • Enhanced Enterprise Disk Systems report and overview conditions for new error and performance counters
    • The ESS Rank Statistics section of the Postprocessor Enterprise Disk Systems (ESS) report is enhanced to indicate whether a Solid State Drive is defined in a rank array or not.
      In addition, RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF records 74-5 and 74-8 to generate reports for zHPF device performance counters and FC link errors.
  • Enhanced Crypto Hardware Activity report
    • RMF enhances the Postprocessor Crypto Hardware Activity report to provide measurements about 4096-bit RSA operations.
      In addition, RMF provides new overview conditions for the Postprocessor based on SMF record 70-2.
  • Additional Postprocessor reports in XML format
    • By specifying appropriate ddnames in the job for the Postprocessor output, users can request Workload Activity and Device Activity reports in XML format from the Postprocessor.
  • SMF log streams supported by the Postprocessor ISPF interface
    • When generating a Postprocessor job using the Postprocessor ISPF interface, users can now specify SMF log streams as the SMF input data type as an alternative to either SMF data sets or data from the SMF buffers.
  • DDS API provides access to historical Postprocessor data
    • The Distributed Data Server (DDS) is enhanced to grant access to a selection of long-term historical Postprocessor data available with the following reports:
      CPU, DEVICE, CRYPTO, ESS, FCD, and OMVS (single system reports)
      WLMGL (sysplex report)
      OVERVIEW report
    • Application programs can send HTTP requests for historical RMF data to the DDS. Similar to the RMF Monitor III performance data, the requested Postprocessor data is exported to the requestor in a documented XML format for further processing.
  • New measurements in Monitor III tables
    • RMF provides new measurements in the following tables:

      • Monitor III data reporter tables: ERBCPCT3
      • Monitor III VSAM data set support: ERBCPCDB
    • Also, fields available in the header of the Monitor III SYSINFO report are documented.

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