IBM System z Software Pricing

Parallel Sysplex Aggregation

Sysplex Calculator: How to Run the Tool

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Create a Dataset On the Host
Go to ISPF 3.2 to allocate a new 80 byte fixed dataset called HLQ.CALC.JCL

  1. Record Format = FB for Fixed Block
  2. Record Length = 80
  3. Directory Blocks = 0
  4. Block Size = 0 (system determined block size)

Upload to the Host From Your PC

  1. Download the Sysplex Calculator
  2. Begin FTP Session - command is "ftp"
  3. Change FTP mode to binary - command is "bin"
  4. Put the PLEXCALC.BIN file onto the host, overwriting the new MVS file called CALC.JCL - command is "put PLEXCALC.BIN CALC.JCL"

Back on the Host, Customize the Job

  1. customize the jobcard to fit your environment
    //PLEXCALC JOB (,),MSGLEVEL=1,MSGCLASS=O,NOTIFY=NAME
    
  2. verify parameters, see comments in job (TXT, 4KB) for more details
    //EXTR EXEC PGM=LOADER,PARM='/,,,CUSTOMERNAME'
    

  3. change SMF DD to point to your SMF dataset
    //SMF DD DISP=SHR,DSN=HLQ.SMF.DATA
    
  4. change the output dataset name to fit your environment
    NOTE: since the LRECL for this dataset is unusual, you might be better off sending the output to a new dataset
    //OUTPUT DD DISP=(,CATLG),DSN=HLQ.PLEXCALC.CSV,UNIT=SYSDA,
    
    // SPACE=(TRK,(15,15))

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