Sysplex Health Check
z Systems customers use sysplex for many reasons – increased scalability, continuous application availability, and to benefit from Parallel Sysplex License Charges. Regardless of why you use the sysplex capability, the fact is that sysplex-related system services (XCF, XES, System Logger, and the Coupling Facility) play a vital role in the performance and availability of the applications running in that environment.
Our sysplex health check is based on years of experience working with the IBM sysplex development groups and IBM’s largest and most complex customers around the world. The health check includes items such as:
- Coupling Facility performance, new function exploitation, and configuring for availability.
- Sysplex messaging services (XCF) configuration, signaling paths, buffers, top exploiters, and automating for optimum availability.
- Tuning Sysplex Failure Management to your configuration, application topology, workload volumes, and availability objectives.
- Configuring System Logger to minimize overhead, maximize availability, and exploit the latest Logger enhancements.
Every engagement is tailored to the specific needs of the client. A typical study consists of two weeks of remote data analysis followed by two weeks on-site conducting interviews, providing feedback, and assisting in the creation of action plans.