Key features of IBM Z Operations Insight Suite

Continuous curation of key performance metrics

Continuous curation of data improves the timeliness of your access to information and analytics so that you can better manage system availability. Resolve problems with quicker insight into performance and capacity anomalies within minutes and hours of data collection, whilst lowering the processing overhead impact of data curation.

Consumable out-of-the-box dashboards

A comprehensive set of dashboards are provided across multiple reporting platforms, including Cognos® Analytics, to deliver easy to adopt insights for multiple user needs, from performance analysts to IT operations management and capacity planners. Data can also be streamed to off-platform analytics platform of choice, such as Splunk or Elastic Stack, through the use of the IBM Z® Common Data Provider, thus enabling IBM Z data to be visible and leveraged in enterprise-wide platforms.

Forecasting capabilities to predict future resource needs

The built-in Forecaster function provides the means to use your historical data usage trends (plotted against existing capacity) to determine when additional resources will be required in your IT strategic planning process.

Enhanced reporting for your R4HA and Tailored Fit Pricing

Whatever pricing model you follow to license software on IBM Z, enhanced reporting is provided so as to help performance and cost management identify products and workloads that contribute to the either the rolling 4-hour average or enterprise consumption models.

Enterprise wide operations visibility

Integrate IBM Z operational data along with data from the rest of your enterprise in your analytics platform. Leverage IBM best practice insights on multiple analytics platforms including IBM, Splunk, and Elastic Stack to gain enterprise wide operations visibility.

Identify unusual workload behaviors

Leverage machine learning to baseline normal system behavior. Analyze anomalies in the context of other operational data and receive alerts in your system with actionable insight.

Technical details

Software requirements

The minimum required level of operating system is z/OS V2.2, or later.

    Hardware requirements

    The minimum required hardware prerequisite is IBM System z10 or subsequent 64-bit z/ Architecture processors.

      You may also be interested in

      IBM Z Performance and Capacity Analytics

      IBM® Z® Performance and Capacity Analytics delivers the insight for IT Operations Managers, Performance Experts and Capacity Planners to make informed decisions about their infrastructure and application performance. Leveraging SMF and other structured data sources on IBM Z and other platforms, enterprise-wide IT utilization information is curated quickly and efficiently into actionable reports. Forecasting and modeling functions help ensure resources are in place to run the business and meet expected service levels, both for today and the future.

      Learn more

      IBM Z Operations Analytics

      Quickly identify, isolate and resolve problems on IBM Z systems

      Learn more

      IBM Z Common Data Provider

      Gather Z systems IT operational data through a single interface

      Learn more

      IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect

      IBM® Z® Application Performance Management Connect provides transaction tracking information and resource monitoring metrics from z/OS® subsystems to APM solutions including IBM Application Performance Management and AppDynamics. It can be implemented stand alone on z/OS for transaction tracking data of key z/OS subsystems, or combined with existing OMEGAMON® system monitoring to additionally provide resource monitoring metrics for z/OS Subsystems. IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect will work with both on-prem and Software as a Services (SaaS) APM tooling.

      Learn more

      IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS

      Any data science tool can help you build models. Putting AI models into production within your core high-volume business applications is today’s greatest data science challenge. IBM Watson® Machine Learning for z/OS® brings AI to your transactional applications on IBM Z®. It offers an end-to-end machine learning platform that operationalizes predictive models while also benefiting from core IBM Z qualities of service.

      Learn more