On this page the RMF development group provides a number of tools to complement the RMF product. If you have trouble downloading the tools directly from this page, follow the instructions to do a FTP download.


Page last updated: April 30, 2014

General download and installation instructions
RMF XML Toolkit for Windows
RMF Spreadsheet Reporter for Windows
RMF PM Java Technology Edition to monitor z/OS sysplexes
RMF PM Java Technology Edition with additional support to monitor Linux® enterprise servers 
 


Download and installation

You can download the tools directly from this page using a browser program such as Mozilla® Firefox® or Microsoft® Internet Explorer®. If you click on one of the download links below, the browser program prompts you about what to do with the file that you want to download.

With Mozilla Firefox you will see a prompt like this:

Mozilla Firefox file download prompt

Click on the OK button and either the file will be saved in your default downloads folder, or a dialog box will appear asking you to specify the location where you want to store the downloaded file.

 

With Microsoft Internet Explorer you will see a File Download - Security Warning window like this:

Internet Explorer file download

 

Click on the Save button and either the file will be saved in your default downloads folder, or a dialog box will appear asking you to specify the location where you want to store the downloaded file.

If the download fails: native FTP
If you have trouble downloading the files listed below with a browser, you can do a native logon to the server via FTP:

Using an FTP program:

    1. ftp to "public.dhe.ibm.com"
    2. Log on as "anonymous"
    3. Enter your e-mail address for the password, for example, "userid@provider.com".
    4. Change to the RMF directory using the "cd" command:
      cd eserver/zseries/zos/rmf
    5. Use the "binary" command to set the download option for the file.
    6. Use the "get" or "mget" command to retrieve the files. Remember that file names are case sensitive.
    7. Use "quit" to quit.

Using a Web browser:

    1. Open URL "ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/eserver/zseries/zos/rmf/"
    2. Log on as "anonymous". This may be done automatically by your browser.
    3. Enter your e-mail address for the password, for example, "userid@provider.com". This may be done automatically by your browser.
    4. Click on the file you want. With some browsers you may have to select a "save to disk mode" function first.

 

Installation

All tools are shipped as Windows Installer MSI packages. After downloading the file double click on its icon in the Windows File Manager or Explorer window and the interactive installation will start.

 


RMF XML Toolkit for Windows

Abstract: The RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit helps you to browse the RMF Postprocessor reports in XML format with your internet browser as an HTML document, using the RMF XSL stylesheet. Download the RMF Postprocessor reports in XML format into the RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit installation directory.

The required XSL stylesheet files are available in a subdirectory of the RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit. Then open the RMF Postprocessor reports in XML format in the RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit installation directory with your internet browser, and the RMF XSL stylesheet transforms the report into an HTML document.

Ensure to download the RMF Postprocessor reports in XML format in ASCII mode to the RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit installation directory.

Tip: Check the example subdirectory of the Postprocessor XML Toolkit. There you find more information on how to exploit RMF Postprocessor XML reports. You also find an example for an RMF Postprocessor realtime reporting setup with sysplex wide scope.

License: The IBM RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit is licensed to you under the terms of your license(s) to use z/OS (for example, the IBM Customer Agreement, IBM International Customer Agreement or equivalent agreement between you and IBM) and is subject to your valid authorization from IBM to z/OS and the optional priced feature of z/OS called the Resource Measurement Facility (RMF). In the event that your license to z/OS or RMF terminates, your authorization to IBM RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit shall terminate.

File: To download the RMF XML Toolkit 1.1.0 version, select erbxmltk_110.msi (3 MB). This version supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. You find more detailed information on how to install the IBM RMF Postprocessor XML Toolkit in the RMF User's Guide.

 


RMF Spreadsheet Reporter for Windows

Abstract: The RMF Spreadsheet Reporter is the powerful workstation solution for graphical presentation of RMF Postprocessor data. Use it to convert your RMF data to spreadsheet format and generate representative charts for all performance relevant areas.

With the new Spreadsheet Reporter version, you can create graphical charts from raw SMF data in one single step. You can directly start the RMF provided spreadsheet macros from the Spreadsheet Reporter main window.

License: The IBM RMF Spreadsheet Reporter Java TM Technology Edition tool is licensed to you under the terms of your license(s) to use z/OS (for example, the IBM Customer Agreement, IBM International Customer Agreement or equivalent agreement between you and IBM) and is subject to your valid authorization from IBM to z/OS and the optional priced feature of z/OS called the Resource Measurement Facility (RMF). In the event that your license to z/OS or RMF terminates, your authorization to IBM RMF Spreadsheet Reporter Java TM Technology Edition tool shall terminate.

File: To download the Spreadsheet Reporter 5.3.11 version, select rmfsrv5_5311.msi (75 MB). This version supports Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and also supports Microsoft Excel 2003 and 2007.

Alternate version: The following version doesn't require an administrator privileges for the installation, instead an standard account user level is sufficient rmfsrv5_5311_NOADMIN.msi (75 MB). However, without administrator privileges you cannot install the RMF Spreadsheet Reporter in the default installation directory:  C:\Program Files\RMF\IBM RMF Spreadsheet Reporter.
You have to specify a different installation directory where  you have write access.

If you have installed a Spreadsheet Reporter version earlier than 5.3.1, it is recommended to uninstall it before installing the MSI package.
To migrate your existing working sets from a version earlier than 5.3.1, use the MigrateWSetsToXLS.bat batch file in the Spreadsheet Reporter program files directory.
Be aware, that depending on the numbers and size of your existing working set, the conversion may take some minutes.

Online help is available for all dialogs by pressing F1 or the Help button on the dialog.

Get an overview of the Spreadsheet Reporter with the help of this presentation: RMF Spreadsheet Reporter Reloaded (PDF, 3MB, January 2009).

An overview of the Spreadsheet Reporter Change History is available

 


RMF PM Java Technology Edition

Abstract: RMF PM Java Technology Edition is a graphical platform-independent enhancement for RMF online monitoring that allows you to analyze RMF Monitor III data right from your workstation.

Download the current version to your Windows or Linux workstation and explore the capabilities and functionality of this graphical performance monitoring tool.

For further information and download of the latest version visit:


RMF PM Java Technology Edition

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