IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator key features

Interpret the IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator data

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The IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator allows you to interpret data from the IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator infrastructure. This infrastructure is designed to be consumed by both z/OS and middleware exploiters and to prescribe how each exploiter's summary data is generated, thus enabling the ability to dynamically define and correlate disparate client-specific performance anomalies — with no predefined policy. You can examine correlated workload activities helping to implicate the causal activity while exonerating others.

Gain visibility into interdependencies and interactions across workloads

By visualizing workloads across processor core types, job size, and job priority, subject matter experts can quickly determine the cause and victim relationship across the IBM Z software stack thanks to greater visibility into the interdependencies and interactions across workloads. This data reduces your root cause identification time.

Dynamically recognize anomalous behavior

Time-sequenced short interval summary data enables your analytics to establish interval activity baselines for the purpose of anomaly detection. Anomalous activities are temporally correlated and contextually prioritized to present only the most impactful issues. You can correlate and recognize multi-domain anomalous activity using cross-sectional views with exceptional job detail.

Validate changes to the environment

The IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator helps you balance the requirements of maintaining high workload availability and adopting DevOps approaches to frequently apply application and software updates. Proactive change verification by directly comparing the activities across two intervals enables you to validate that software or workload changes in the environment had the desired effect.

Technical details

Software requirements

  • IBM z/OS V2.3, or later
  • IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Correlator (z/OS priced feature)
  • IBM Z Distribution for Zowe V1.0.0, or later

Hardware requirements

  • IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator V1.1 is supported on hardware that is supported by IBM z/OS V2.3, or later.

Technical specifications

  • IBM z/OS Workload Interaction Navigator is delivered as a Zowe™-based application.

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