Using TurboStat to assist in reading heatmap files generated from Easy Tier

In Andre Metelo’s blog entry “Quantifying the impact of Flash in DS8870s”published on October 16 2014, Andre mentions the use of the STAT tool to calculate the skew level of the workload in an existing DS8000, SVC or Storwize disk System. This tool comes in two flavors: STAT and TurboSTAT. They assist in reading the […]

New Disk Magic Version available – 9.28.0

You can download it from the usual sites: IBMers:http://w3.ibm.com/sales/support/ShowDoc.wss?docid=SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, RMF Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOview: Business Partners:http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOviewT This is basically a fix version that solves […]

New Disk Magic Version available – 9.27.3

You can download it from the usual sites: IBMers:http://w3.ibm.com/sales/support/ShowDoc.wss?docid=SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, RMF Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOview: Business Partners:http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOviewT This is basically a fix version that solves […]

Intellimagic is ending support for Disk Magic and Capacity Magic on Windows XP

Hopefully, this is not going to affect many people. On January 2016, Intellimagic will stop their products on Windows XP. That means that Disk Magic, and Capacity Magic, will require a newer version of Windows to work properly. This move allows the use of of a more recent of the .NET framweork, and helps reduce […]

DiskMagic 9.27.0 and V7000 Model consideration

The new release of Disk Magic, a small limitation has been added to how you can configured the interfaces for V7000 systems that have multiple I/O Groups. In the current version, the number of DSS side channels in the V7000 has to be divisible by the number of nodes in the configuration. If the number […]

New Disk Magic Version available – 9.27.0

You can download it from the usual sites: IBMers:http://w3.ibm.com/sales/support/ShowDoc.wss?docid=SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, RMF Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOview: Business Partners:http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOviewT New Disk Systems were added in this version. […]

New Disk Magic Version available – 9.26.2

You can download it from the usual sites: IBMers:http://w3.ibm.com/sales/support/ShowDoc.wss?docid=SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, RMF Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOview: Business Partners:http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOviewT This version is intended to block models that […]

New Disk Magic Version available – 9.26.0

You can download it from the usual sites: IBMers:http://w3.ibm.com/sales/support/ShowDoc.wss?docid=SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, RMF Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOview: Business Partners:http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOviewT An exciting new function was added in this […]

Generating The Workload Charts in Disk Magic

During the Disk Magic sessions and labs at the System Technical University in Sao Paulo, one question kept coming up: – How do you generate the workload charts shown below? These charts are simple to generate when you use Disk Magic’s Multiple File Open function with a supported auto-ingestion data format. When Disk Magic completes […]

New Disk Magic Version available – 9.25.0

You can download it from the usual sites: IBMers:http://w3.ibm.com/sales/support/ShowDoc.wss?docid=SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, RMF Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOview: Business Partners:http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SSPQ048068H83479I86 Disk Magic, Capacity Magic, Tape Magic, Batch Magic, Mainframe Tape Tools, ProtecTIER Planner and TCOnow from CIOviewT Some of the new features and updates are: […]