Software Announcement 200-050
March 21, 2000

IMS Performance Analyzer Provides Enhanced Full Function and Fast Path Support

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At a Glance

IMS Performance Analyzer (IMS PA) Version 2 provides:

  • All the features and functions of IMS PA Version 1
  • IMS Version 5, 6, and 7 support
  • New IMS V7 Fast Path Monitor record support
  • New Monitor reports for DFSUTR20 and DFSUTR30
  • New Fast Path Log reports
  • DBRC RECON support
  • OTMA and Implicit APPC support
  • Revised and improved documentation

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).


The IMS™ Performance Analyzer Version 2 (IMS PA) adds new features and functions that can help provide you with the information needed to manage IMS resources and system performance. IMS PA provides more than 30 reports to meet a broad range of IMS systems analysis objectives. These reports can help optimize IMS system and application performance.

IMS PA can help:

  • Improve transaction response times
  • Improve message region and queue use
  • Improve buffer pool usage
  • Increase availability of resources
  • Increase the productivity of system and application programmers
  • Reduce the need to run IMS utilities
  • Provide ongoing system management and measurement reports

IMS PA Version 2 provides enhancements to existing functions and adds support for the IMS Fast Path environment. IMS PA Version 2 includes:

  • An easy-to-use ISPF user interface
  • Improved reporting capabilities
  • New support for Fast Path
  • New support for IMS Monitor Reports (DFSUTR20 and DFSUTR30)
  • Support for IMS Version 5, 6, and 7, from a single load library

IMS PA Version 2 helps provide more of the information you need to better manage IMS performance and resource. Upgrade today.

Key Prerequisites

IMS PA supports the IMS Version 5, 6, and 7 operating environments.

Planned Availability Date

May 26, 2000


IMS Performance Analyzer (IMS PA) is fast becoming the standard for IMS resource and performance management. IMS PA provides a wide variety of performance, usage, and availability reports that can help analyze IMS system performance and IMS application behavior. The IMS PA combines the features and functions of predecessor programs with new reports and features to further improve the information delivered and make it easier to analyze.

IMS PA Version 2 provides the following new features and functions:

    IMS V7 Support

    IMS V7 support for all Log and Monitor reports

    New IMS V7 Fast Path Monitor Record Support

    Region Summary and Detail report enhancements:

    • Transaction and schedule information for IFP regions
    • EMH, DEDB, and MSDB DLI call information
    • Region and Jobname summary

    Program Summary and Detail report enhancements:

    • IFP Program and Transaction analysis
    • EMH, DEDB, and MSDB DLI call information
    • Application groups can include IFP program names

    Database IWAIT report enhancement:

    • DEDB and MSDB IWAIT activity
    • DD Groups can include DEDB and MSDB databases

    Total System IWAIT report enhancements:

    • DEDB Read, Write, and Lock activity
    • MSDB Write activity
    • IWAITS for IFP regions

    Program Analysis report enhancements:

    • PSB details for IFP programs
    • PCB details for EMH, DEDB, and MSDB DLI calls

    Program Trace report enhancements:

    • IFP region schedule and transaction activity
    • EMH, DEDB, and MSDB DLI call activity

    New Fast Path Analysis reports:

    • Fast Path Buffer usage
    • BALG and shared EMHQ activity
    • OTHREAD activity
    • VSO activity, including Preload, DASD I/O, Castout, and CF Activity
    • Resource Contention, including DEDB Area Lock IWAIT activity

  • New Monitor Reports

    DFSUTR20 reports:

    • Buffer Pool and Latch Statistics
    • Communication reports
    • MSC reports

    DFSUTR30 reports:

    • Batch VSAM Statistics

    Performance Exception report enhancements:

    • Exception Listing has been improved to accept exception condition thresholds from the online interface or batch command directly, removing the reliance on distributions
    • New Intent failure summary
    • New Pool Space failure summary
    • New Deadlock Event summary, for Full Function and DEDB databases

    Monitor Record Trace:

    • Formats monitor records into a trace style report

    New External Subsystem report:

    • Summarizes the call activity of the external subsystems used by IMS programs

  • New Fast Path Log Reports

    New comprehensive suite of Fast Path Log reports, including:

    • IFP Transit reporting, similar to the full function Transit reports
    • Equivalent DBFULTA0 reporting, including Extracts
    • IFP Region Occupancy
    • EMH Message Statistics
    • FP Resource Usage and Contention
    • FP Database Call Statistics
    • DEDB Update Activity and Trace
    • VSO Statistics

  • DBRC Recon Support

    Log input files can now be automatically selected from your DBRC RECONs.

  • OTMA and Implicit APPC Support

    Transaction Transit and Management Exception Log reports now support OTMA and Implicit APPC transactions.

  • Documentation

    IMS PA User Guide split into two manuals:

    • User Guide
    • Report Analysis

IMS PA provides non-intrusive monitoring facilities based on existing data sources, largely the existing IMS log. It does not incur any additional performance overhead on a running system in order to produce its statistics. The online Interface provides extensive help capabilities, including a description of each report and its usage.

IMS PA helps provide the information needed to effectively analyze IMS system performance. Combined with other IBM high-performance IMS tools, IMS PA can help improve IMS system performance and database availability. Can you afford to be without it?

Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

IBM SmoothStart or Installation Services will not be provided for the IMS Performance Analyzer.


IMS and SmoothStart are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The IMS™ Performance Analyzer (IMS PA) operates on any hardware supporting IMS Version 5, 6, or 7.

Software Requirements: IMS PA operates with the following IMS versions and requires SMP/E Version 1 (5668-949) for installation:

  • IMS Version 5 (5695-176)
  • IMS Version 6 (5655-158)
  • IMS Version 7 (5655-B01)

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the supported IMS and/or MVS™ systems. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Customer Financing

IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Ordering Information

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before the availability date.

Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

  • Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date for the week following order entry.

New users of IMS PA should specify:

          Type        Model
          5697         F02

Basic License: There is no Early Support Plan for this product.

Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Program Number/                    Charge
Description                        Feature Number
5697-F02, IMS Performance          0018

ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).

Parallel Sysplex® License Charge (PSLC) Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A, B, C, and D features and quantity.

If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                    PSLC         PSLC Basic License
Machine             Feature      MLC Feature
MSU Capacity        Number       Description
1                   0001         PSLC Base, 1 MSU
2                   0002         PSLC Base, 2 MSUs
3                   0003         PSLC Base, 3 MSUs
4 -- 45             0004         PSLC Level A, 1 MSU
                    0005         PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs
46 -- 175           0006         PSLC Level B, 1 MSU
                    0007         PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs
                    0008         PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs
176 -- 315          0009         PSLC Level C, 1 MSU
                    0010         PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs
                    0011         PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs
                    PSLC         PSLC Basic License
Machine             Feature      MLC Feature
MSU Capacity        Number       Description
316 or more         0012         PSLC Level D, 1 MSU
                    0013         PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs
N/A                 0014         PSLC NC Identifier

Example 1: For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

  • 0003 — quantity 1
  • 0004 — quantity 8

Example 2: For two machines in a Parallel Sysplex, which have an aggregation of 60 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:

PSLC chargeable license #1:

  • 0003 — quantity 1
  • 0005 — quantity 1
  • 0006 — quantity 5
  • 0007 — quantity 1

PSLC no-charge license #2:

  • 0014 — quantity 1

Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify IBM and identify the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a Multiprise® 3000, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.

Multiprise 3000          GOLC
Model                    Feature Number
H30                      0015
H50                      0016
H70                      0017

Basic Machine-Readable Material

                           Feature        Distribution
Environment                Number         Medium
IMS Performance            5801           9/6250 bpi tape
IMS Performance            5802           3480 cartridge
IMS Performance            5042           4-mm cartridge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

Description                                         Number
Initial Shipments
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
Update Shipments
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
Expedite Shipments
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: A program directory and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Title                                             Number
IMS Performance Analyzer                          SC26-9689
 User's Guide
IMS Performance Analyzer                          SC27-0705
 Report Analysis
IMS Performance Analyzer                          GC26-9690
 Licensed Program Specification

Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee immediately. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the Publication Notification System (PNS), or by direct order.

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Terms and Conditions

Agreement: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Location License Applies: No

Use Limitation Applies: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified education customers

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Replaced Program                 Replacement Program
Program     Program              Program      Program
Number      Name                 Number       Name
5697-B89    IMS Performance      5697-F02     IMS Performance
             Analyzer V1                       Analyzer V2
5697-F02    IMS Performance
             Analyzer V2         To a follow-on if any

Warranty Applies: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All

Testing Period: Two months (basic license only)

Program Services

  • Support Center Applies: Yes. Access is available through the IBM Support Center.
  • Available until Discontinued: Twelve months' written notice.
  • APAR Mailing Address:
      IBM Corporation
      555 Bailey Ave
      San Jose, CA 95141

Support Line: Yes


The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                 Feature         One-Time
Description                      Number          Charge
Entry End User/390               0018            $1,190
 Entry Support License

Multiprise 3000                  Feature         License
Description                      Number          Charge
H30                              0015            $  611
H50                              0016               751
H70                              0017             1,031

                              MSU             Feature      License
Description                   Capacity        Number       Charge
PSLC Base, 1 MSU              1               0001         $  472
PSLC Base, 2 MSUs             2               0002            499
PSLC Base, 3 MSUs             3               0003            527
PSLC Level A, 1 MSU           4 -- 45         0004             28
PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs                         0005          1,176
PSLC Level B, 1 MSU           46 -- 175       0006             12
PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs                         0007            120
PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs                         0008            600
PSLC Level C, 1 MSU           176 -- 315      0009              9
PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs                         0010             90
PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs                         0011            450
PSLC Level D, 1 MSU           316 or more     0012              7
PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs                         0013            350

Entry Support License OTC: An OTC authorizes use only on IBM Entry End User/390 Machines.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


IMS and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Parallel Sysplex and Multiprise are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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