Mainframe Performance Analysis & Reporting

zWorkload Reporter (zWR) offers a simple and efficient solution for visualizing the performance optimization of your mainframe. Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently make and validate WLM decisions, and perform root-cause analyses whenever necessary. The tool’s easy-to-understand graphics provide real-time insights into your mainframe’s performance, empowering you to optimize your resources and achieve your desired outcomes. zWorkload Reporter is an invaluable asset for ensuring the optimal operation of your mainframe system.

We offer a fully managed service with zWorkload Reporter that eliminates any concerns about training staff or investing in hardware. Once you’ve installed our compression tool and securely sent your SMF data to our SVA server, we take care of the rest. Our team can handle all processing, maintenance, and monitoring, giving you complete peace of mind.

Each customer is assigned a dedicated, protected, and isolated virtual zWR instance with its own database and web server. Access is available via any browser, so you can easily access your data whenever you need it. Unlike other mainframe reporting applications that rely on prepackaged reports, our platform generates real-time reports directly from your databases, ensuring you always have access to the most up-to-date information. With zWR, you can enjoy a hassle-free, reliable, and highly efficient way to monitor and optimize your mainframe system’s performance.

With just a few clicks, our platform provides you with clear and concise graphics that display the performance of all your mainframes, LPARs, workloads, jobs, and started tasks.

zWorkload Reporter Dashboard

z/OS Application Landscape

Percentage of Baseline MSU Used

Our user interface is designed to be intuitive, offering all conceivable filter options while remaining easy to navigate. Users can also save reports to their favorites with a single click, making it easy to access frequently used reports.

With over 700 available reports, finding the appropriate analysis only takes a few clicks. Our platform ensures that you can quickly access the relevant reports for your specific analysis goal, without the need for extensive searching. We’re committed to helping you optimize your mainframe system’s performance in the most efficient and effective way possible.

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Mainframe Reporting and KPIs
zWorkload Reporter offers a comprehensive library of over 700 reports spanning eight categories, covering every imaginable Mainframe metric. Here are just a few examples of the types of reports available:

  MSU consumption & 4h rolling averageCEC, LPAR, Capacity Groups, Containers, Service Classes, Tennant Resource Groups, Applications, Jobs and Started Tasks
  WLM PerformancePerformance Index, Transaction Buckets
  HardwareRNI, cycles per instruction, weights
  Sysplex (XCF)Structures & Signalling, Coupling Facility
  DASDIO and Response Times
  channelsFiber Channel, Open Systems Adapter (OSA), ICP
  Job/STCMSU consumption, top 10, 4h rolling average
  zIIP MSU and zIIP Overflow on GCPCEC, LPAR, Containers, Service Classes, Applications, Jobs and Started Tasks

zWR Report Examples

DASD Detail Report

Performance Index by Service Class

Tailored Fit Pricing Total MSU By Service Class

With zWorkload Reporter, you have access to a wealth of detailed and actionable data that enables you to optimize your mainframe system’s performance in the most effective way possible.

Map Your Applications
We understand that many of our customers operate extensive application landscapes that span multiple z/OS systems, including DB2 databases, CICS systems, and batch jobs. That’s why one of our most popular features is application-based reporting.

With zWorkload Reporter, you can easily map your applications as logical entities, grouping together related workloads across multiple systems and report classes. Setting up an application is quick and easy – all you need to do is give it a name and select the relevant z/OS systems and report class pairs. Within seconds, you’ll be able to view detailed reports on the performance of your applications, including MSU consumption, transaction rates, and other key metrics.

Whether you’re looking to optimize resource utilization, improve response times, or simply gain greater visibility into the performance of your mainframe applications, zWorkload Reporter has you covered. With our powerful reporting tools and intuitive user interface, you’ll be able to quickly and easily access the information you need to make informed decisions and drive your business forward.

With zWorkload Reporter, you have the flexibility to customize your container grouping to suit your needs. Whether you want to group dev test containers, country multiplex systems, or z/OS systems by customer, you can easily do so by naming the containers and adding the relevant z/OS systems.

Our container grouping feature is entirely logical, so you can change it at any time to meet changing business needs. You can also create new containers or delete existing ones with just a few clicks, giving you the ability to adapt to evolving requirements as they arise.

By leveraging zWorkload Reporter’s container grouping capabilities, you’ll be able to gain deeper insights into the performance of your mainframe systems and workloads. With our powerful reporting tools and user-friendly interface, you’ll have everything you need to optimize resource utilization, improve response times, and drive better business outcomes.

zWorkload Reporter makes it easy to answer two critical mainframe questions that can impact your business success:

  1. What is driving your growth, and which workloads are contributing the most to it?
  2. How does your MSU consumption compare to your baseline, and what are the growth trends?

To help you answer these questions, zWorkload Reporter offers tailored pricing containers that can be customized to your specific needs. With this feature, you can define your baseline and use our reports to compare your previous MSU consumption with your current consumption.

Our intuitive pie charts allow you to visualize the percentage of baseline MSU that has been utilized, giving you a clear understanding of how your systems are performing. By keeping a close eye on workload trends and abnormal behavior, you can identify potential issues before they impact your costs or system performance.

Unlike MLC pricing, where you only need to manage one peak hour per month, tailored fit pricing requires constant monitoring. With zWorkload Reporter, you’ll have the data and insights you need to make informed decisions about workload management, optimize resource utilization, and keep your mainframe costs in check.

zWorkload Reporter is more than just a software solution – it is a comprehensive managed service that includes everything you need to keep your mainframe running smoothly. When you license zWorkload Reporter, you get access to over 700 reports across various categories, along with a range of support services and hardware to support your mainframe infrastructure.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Daily processing and import of SMF data into the zWR database, ensuring that you always have up-to-date insights into your mainframe usage and performance.
  • Historical data for up to one year, allowing you to track trends and identify potential issues before they become major problems.
  • Comprehensive support from our team of experts, who are available to answer any questions you may have about zWorkload Reporter or your mainframe environment.
  • Servers, hardware, and storage, all provided as part of the zWorkload Reporter managed service, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining your own infrastructure.
  • Regular hardware, software, and OS maintenance to ensure that your mainframe is always up to date and running smoothly.
  • Backup services to keep your data safe and secure at all times.
  • No limit on the amount of data you can store or analyze, so you can scale zWorkload Reporter to meet the needs of even the largest mainframe environments.
  • A compress tool license to help you manage and optimize your data storage.
  • Two new zWorkload Reporter releases per year, ensuring that you always have access to the latest features and capabilities.
  • Continuous delivery of updates and fixes via continuous delivery between releases, so you can always stay up to date with the latest improvements.
  • Implementation of your customer requests in the zWorkload Reporter, ensuring that the service meets your unique needs and requirements.

Keep your critical infrastructure running faster, smarter and cheaper.

Achieving optimal mainframe application performance entails the efficient prioritization and distribution of workloads, as well as the identification of application inefficiencies that cause delays in transaction response times and result in service level agreement overruns. zWorkload Reporter and zGuard provide a powerful set of tools for monitoring and optimizing mainframe environments.

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