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zTrial is an excellent way to hit the ground running with an offering that might spark your interested. With zTrial, you can test drive Service Management Unite with zero set up or installation. It's also a no-charge platform, which gives you the ability to test SMU with no risk and at no charge! Whether your new to z/OS or a seasoned SME, zTrial provides easy walk-throughs to get you up and running with SMU.
As an SMU zTrial tester, you'll have access to SMU's customizable user interface. This interface provides personalized dashboards to monitor and operate IBM Z systems environments. Included in SMU is the Automation component, which provides overall health states of automation domains and nodes. Additionally, Users can use SMU Performance Management, which allows you to monitor and manage z/OS, network, storage, and other subsystems.
For the SMU Free zTrial, you'll recieve tutorials that include the following:
Identify a JVM performance problem.
Isolate a high JVM garbage collection problem to help restore service.
Isolate the cause of slow performance to a JVM's blocked threads to help restore service.
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