Intelligent Monitoring of Oracle StorageTEK in IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Tape

Features Include New Reporting and Dashboards for Oracle VSM and IBM TS7700

Jul 24, 2015, 11:25 ET from IntelliMagic

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliMagic, the worldwide leader in Availability Intelligence about z/OS resources including tape and virtual tape, today announced IntelliMagic Vision version 8.2.

This major release adds support for Oracle StorageTEK virtual tape environments.  It also offers significant new intelligent monitoring features applicable to both the Oracle VSM and IBM TS7700 environments. For example, this release includes new dashboards to help customers proactively identify risks in their z/OS tape environment by highlighting availability risks before they impact end-users.

"With IntelliMagic Vision, the Oracle Virtual Tape Libraries are no longer black boxes.  IntelliMagic Vision shows if there are bottlenecks in the main components and if so what is causing them," says Brent Phillips, Managing Director Americas. As one of our new Oracle VSM customers put it: "With IntelliMagic Vision I do not have to guess or think, I know for sure what is happening in my tape environment.  We now have perfect visibility into the Oracle systems."

New dashboards for Oracle VSM identify current and potential future issues in Host Interfaces, VTV Migration, VTV Recalls, and RTD Errors.  Additionally, new reporting for Oracle VSM environments provides an overview of VSM performance, as well as very detailed information required for troubleshooting. For instance, the Oracle VSM VTV Migrate Overview shows all activity related to VTV Migrations including a break-down of the different Migrate request types. From this breakdown, individual Job or tape volume activity can be seen. The resulting view starts with the z/OS tape allocation request and goes down through to the VTV replication, showing all intermediate activity.

IntelliMagic Vision version 8.2 also includes new dashboards and reports that are specific to IBM TS7700 environments.  The new Recall dashboard provides insight into diagnosing performance bottlenecks previously identified by IntelliMagic Vision. IntelliMagic Vision version 8.2 also reports on preference group 0 (PG0) activity separate from preference group 1 activity. The separation gives a very clear understanding of the impact of the PG0 data on the cache.

To discover more about IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Tape please join the IntelliMagic Webinar "Avoiding z/OS Tape and Virtual Tape Performance Problems with IntelliMagic Vison 8.2" on Thursday, August 27th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT.

During this webinar, IntelliMagic storage performance expert, Burt Loper, will show how IntelliMagic Vision can be used to monitor the performance of your z/OS Tape infrastructure and minimize z/OS Tape performance problems as well as highlight some of the new performance perspectives, charts, and dashboards introduced in IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Tape version 8.2.

Mainframe sites interested in seeing their environment's data with the new reporting and availability protection capabilities are invited to participate in a low-cost IntelliMagic Vision as a Service engagement.  Dashboards and reports are typically available within 24 hours of when your SMF data is first sent to IntelliMagic servers, and can be accessed through the IntelliMagic Vision Web Reporter.  For more information, please contact

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