IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems features

Single collection point

Use a common infrastructure for accessing operational data, including: SMF records such as SMF 30 and SMF 80 records; SYSLOG The IBM z/OS System Log and USS SyslogD; JOBLOGs output written to a DD by a running job; Application logs including IBM CICS Transaction Server logs and IBM WebSphere® Application Server logs; Generic files—and send operational data generated by your own applications.

Streaming or batch mode

Steam structured and unstructured data to analytics solutions in near real time. Use batch mode to collect detailed data for analysis or troubleshooting and retrieve archive information to investigate recurring problems.

Intuitive web configuration tool

Quickly define data collection parameters—the ways in which the data can be consumed—and the consumers of the data. The same data can be sent to multiple consumers such as IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems, Splunk and Elastic Stack.

Advanced data filtering

Advanced filtering lets you specifically target which records and fields within those records are sent to your analytics platform.

Optimized data ingestion into Splunk

Ingesting IBM Z data into Splunk has been optimized to reduce the volume of data ingested - saving license costs and providing more flexibility to gain insight into IBM Z.

Extensible with new data types

Add new SMF record definitions through simple configuration for proprietary or unsupported types - without requiring or waiting for code changes.

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