What is zWR?

zWR is a Cloud Reporting Portal with over 700 pre-defined reports & graphs to help you with MSU MLC Optimization and Cost Reduction. In addition, zWR helps reporting Mainframe WLM Performance Tuning, zIIP Utilization, PR/SM Weighting Factor and Logical CP Configuration that are extremely important to ensure that critical business workloads are protected during peak periods and peak season.

How does it work?

zWR is available as a managed service. This means you don’t have to worry about anything, train any employees or provide any hardware. All you have to do is install our compression tool and send secured SMF data to our server. We take over the processing of the data as well as the maintenance and monitoring. Each customer receives a protected and isolated virtual zWR instance with its own database and web server.
You can access the data via your browser, so it can be accessed at any time. All reports are generated in real-time from the databases and are not pre-built, as is the case with many other mainframe reporting applications.

What is zWorkload Reporter?

zWR is a Cloud Reporting Portal with over 700 pre-defined reports & graphs to help you with MSU MLC Optimization and Cost Reduction. In addition, zWR helps reporting Mainframe WLM Performance Tuning, zIIP Utilization, PR/SM Weighting Factor and Logical CP Configuration that are extremely important to ensure that critical business workloads are protected during peak periods and peak season.

How does it work?

zWR is available as a managed service. This means you don’t have to worry about anything, train any employees or provide any hardware. All you have to do is install our compression tool and send secured SMF data to our server. We take over the processing of the data as well as the maintenance and monitoring. Each customer receives a protected and isolated virtual zWR instance with its own database and web server.
You can access the data via your browser, so it can be accessed at any time. All reports are generated in real-time from the databases and are not pre-built, as is the case with many other mainframe reporting applications.

zWR Advantages

zWR Advantages

Graphical Representation

With just a few clicks, zWorkload Reporter shows you the MSU consumption of all your mainframes, LPARs, workloads, jobs and started tasks using meaningful charts.

The user interface is purposely intuitive, while offering all conceivable filtering options. You can also add reports to your favorites with just one click. For advanced users, it is possible to create any number of favorite lists with your own unique names. In this way, you can always access the relevant reports immediately, depending on the analysis objective, and do not have to search through all 700.

Graphical Representation

With just a few clicks, zWorkload Reporter shows you the MSU consumption of all your mainframes, LPARs, workloads, jobs and started tasks using meaningful charts.

The user interface is purposely intuitive, while offering all conceivable filtering options. You can also add reports to your favorites with just one click. For advanced users, it is possible to create any number of favorite lists with your own unique names. In this way, you can always access the relevant reports immediately, depending on the analysis objective, and do not have to search through all 700.

Graphical Representation

With just a few clicks, zWorkload Reporter shows you the MSU consumption of all your mainframes, LPARs, workloads, jobs and started tasks using meaningful charts.

The user interface is purposely intuitive, while offering all conceivable filtering options. You can also add reports to your favorites with just one click. For advanced users, it is possible to create any number of favorite lists with your own unique names. In this way, you can always access the relevant reports immediately, depending on the analysis objective, and do not have to search through all 700.

Intuitive Functionality

The functionality of zWorkload Reporter follows a simple and easy-to-learn concept:

  1. Select object
  2. Select report
  3. Select service class, report class, resource group (optional)
  4. Select filter, e.g. weekday (optional)
  5. Select start/end
  6. Select time period by SCRT month/month (optional)
  7. Generate report

Intuitive Functionality

The functionality of zWorkload Reporter follows a simple and easy-to-learn concept:

  1. Select object
  2. Select report
  3. Select service class, report class, resource group (optional)
  4. Select filter, e.g. weekday (optional)
  5. Select start/end
  6. Select time period by SCRT month/month (optional)
  7. Generate report

Intuitive Functionality

The functionality of zWorkload Reporter follows a simple and easy-to-learn concept:

  1. Select object
  2. Select report
  3. Select service class, report class, resource group (optional)
  4. Select filter, e.g. weekday (optional)
  5. Select start/end
  6. Select time period by SCRT month/month (optional)
  7. Generate report

Reporting

You have access to over 700 reports from 8 categories for all possible metrics. Here are some samples:

MSU Consumption & 4h Rolling Average CEC, LPAR, Capacity Groups, Container, Service Classes, Tennant Resource Groups, Applications Jobs and Started Tasks
WLM Performance Performance Index, Transaction Buckets
Hardware RNI, Cycles per Instruction, Load Balance
Sysplex (XCF) Structures & Signalling, Coupling Facility
DASD IO und Response Times
Channels Fibre Channel, Open Systems Adapter (OSA), ICP
Job/STC MSU- Consumption, Top 10, 4h Rolling Average
zIIP MSU and zIIP Overflow on GCP CEC, LPAR, Container, Service Classes, Applications Jobs and Started Tasks

Map Your Applications

A popular feature is the reporting based on applications. Many customers operate application landscapes that cover several z/OS systems and include, for example, DB2 databases, CICS systems and batch jobs. With zWR, you can map your applications as logical applications within seconds. All you have to do is assign a name and add the workloads by choosing any number of pairs from the z/OS system and report class.

Container

Of course, you can also map your containers. As with the applications, you can name the containers yourself and add z/OS systems. For example, you can group Dev-Test-Containers, Country-Multiplex-Systems, or z/OS systems according to your customers. The grouping is purely logical and can be changed at any time as desired.

Tailored Fit Pricing

We dedicated a lot of time to provide support to you as a customer with numerous reports, to introduce and manage Tailored Fit Pricing and, in particular, to support you with the Consumption Model. With the zWorkload Reporter you have the right tool at hand.

Map Your Applications

A popular feature is the reporting based on applications. Many customers operate application landscapes that cover several z/OS systems and include, for example, DB2 databases, CICS systems and batch jobs. With zWR, you can map your applications as logical applications within seconds. All you have to do is assign a name and add the workloads by choosing any number of pairs from the z/OS system and report class.

Container

Of course, you can also map your containers. As with the applications, you can name the containers yourself and add z/OS systems. For example, you can group Dev-Test-Containers, Country-Multiplex-Systems, or z/OS systems according to your customers. The grouping is purely logical and can be changed at any time as desired.

Tailored Fit Pricing

We dedicated a lot of time to provide support to you as a customer with numerous reports, to introduce and manage Tailored Fit Pricing and, in particular, to support you with the Consumption Model. With the zWorkload Reporter you have the right tool at hand.

Two important questions that zWR can easily answer for you

How is your growth and which workloads are driving it?

How does your MSU consumption differ from your baseline?

You can define Tailored Fit Pricing Containers together with the baseline to achieve these goals. Using our reports, you can then easily view your MSU consumption to date, your baseline and the calculated growth rate compared to the same period last year. In the pie chart, you can see at a glance what percent of the MSUs in the baseline has already been consumed.

Especially with tailored fit pricing, it is crucial to keep an eye on the workload of your systems. This allows you to identify unusual behavior in advance before it has an impact on your costs. In contrast to MLC pricing, in which you only have to manage one peak hour per month, with Tailored Fit Pricing every hour of every day counts.

Two important questions that zWR can easily answer for you

How is your growth and which workloads are driving it?

How does your MSU consumption differ from your baseline?

You can define Tailored Fit Pricing Containers together with the baseline to achieve these goals. Using our reports, you can then easily view your MSU consumption to date, your baseline and the calculated growth rate compared to the same period last year. In the pie chart, you can see at a glance what percent of the MSUs in the baseline have already been consumed.

Especially with tailored fit pricing, it is crucial to keep an eye on the workload of your systems. This allows you to identify unusual behavior in advance before it has an impact on your costs. In contrast to MLC pricing, in which you only have to manage one peak hour per month, with Tailored Fit Pricing every hour of every day counts.

Our Services at a Glance

As a managed service, zWorkload Reporter is more than just a software solution. The license includes the following services:

  • Over 700 reports for multiple categories

  • Daily processing and import of SMF data into your database

  • Historical data for up to one year

  • Support

  • Server, hardware and storage

  • Regular hardware, software and OS maintenance

  • Backup of your data

  • No limit to the amount of data

  • Compress tool license

  • Two new zWR releases per year

  • Continuous delivery of updates and fixes between releases

  • Implementation of your customer-specific requirements in zWR

Our Services at a Glance

As a managed service, zWorkload Reporter is more than just a software solution. The license includes the following services:

  • Over 700 reports for multiple categories

  • Daily processing and import of SMF data into your database

  • Historical data for up to one year

  • Support

  • Server, hardware and storage

  • Regular hardware, software and OS maintenance

  • Backup of your data

  • No limit to the amount of data

  • Compress tool license

  • Two new zWR releases per year

  • Continuous delivery of updates and fixes between releases

  • Implementation of your customer-specific requirements in zWR

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