You can use the Postprocessor to create various reports based on SMF data. In addition, you can create records for further processing with spreadsheet applications on the workstation.
- Interval and duration reports:
Use the options REPORTS and SYSRPTS to get single-system and sysplex reports with a specified or a default measurement interval (interval reports). With the DINTV control statement (see DINTV) you can create duration reports combining data from several measurement intervals into one report interval. In REPORTS and SYSRPTS, you find a description of all options that you can select to get the desired reports.
- Summary report:
With the option SUMMARY, you get a Summary report providing key performance data for a single system.
- Overview report:
The OVW option offers the capability of tailoring summary-like reports according to your requirements. You can create your own single-system and sysplex reports that show exactly the information you need for your performance management tasks. The tables in Overview and exception conditions provide information about all data that is available for overview processing, related to the SMF data which is the source for these values. Because of compatibility reasons, you also can use option EXCEPT for single-system reports.
Furthermore, in z/OS RMF Report Analysis you find the relationship for each report field in a Postprocessor report to a name you can specify as data field in an Overview report.
- Overview records:
In the same way, as you can create Overview reports, you can create Overview records, just by specifying an additional option OVERVIEW(RECORD). You can download the records to the workstation for further processing in spreadsheets, or you can use the Spreadsheet Reporter to create and submit Postprocessor jobs without logging on to the host system. In addition, several spreadsheets are available to create a wide range of reports. See RMF Spreadsheet Reporter for a detailed description.
- Exception report:
For exception reporting, you can use the same names as described for overview reporting. The difference is that you specify thresholds for these values as criterion whether the data will be reported or not.