IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-280
August 22, 2000

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Release 5 Offers Easy Access to Enterprise-Wide IT Information

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At a Glance

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Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 consolidates, transforms, and presents enterprise management data in ways you can easily use. With this valuable tool, your enterprise gains the following systems management advantages:

  • Performance management across multiple platforms — host-based and distributed
  • A comprehensive repository for systems management data
  • Easy-to-use, graphical access to enterprise-wide data
  • Complete administrative control and security
  • Customized report creation to meet your specific needs

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Tivoli® Decision Support for OS/390® provides a centralized repository for easy access to enterprise-wide IT data valuable in performance management, capacity management, service level management, and cost accounting.

What's New

This release of Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 includes the following enhancements:

  • Java™ GUI Console (Viewer) — Includes automatic graph saving in batch reporting, report setting at the viewer level, graph type mix view, automated installation, and JDK migration. Usability and security are also enhanced in this version.
  • Additional Platform Support — Supports DB2® V6.1, IMS™ V7.1, CICS® TS V1.3, OS/400® V4.4 and V4.5, RMF™ for OS/390 V2.8, MQSeries® up to V2.1, and TCP/IP for OS/390.

This release of Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature has automated e-mail distribution of reports and data; an income program that combines revenue and expense data; advanced financial analysis functions; a summarization feature for revenue, expense, and budget; and Criteria Builder to apply subsetting criteria to data input. The Accounting feature includes IT cost control, the capability to work with numerous accounting data sources, and flexible accounting methods.

In addition to the base Tivoli Decision Support product, this version also includes several optional features:

  • CICS — Collects and stores needed data, allows data collection from the CICS monitoring facility, provides statistical analysis and key transaction information, and provides multiple reporting views.
  • IMS — Enables customized data collection, provides critical performance threshold information, helps problem solving by collecting systems management data, and provides a comprehensive performance view.
  • Network Performance — Provides critical resource configuration and performance information, provides performance reports, enables data collection and storage customization, and provides comprehensive performance views.
  • System Performance — Includes three components that provide a comprehensive view of performance, store essential data, and report data.
  • Distributed Option — Generates performance data on UNIX® and Windows NT™ systems.

Key Prerequisites

  • OS/390 Version 1.2, or later
  • DB2

For a detailed list of prerequisites, refer to the Software Requirements section of this announcement.

Planned Availability Dates

  • August 25, 2000: U.S. English
  • November 24, 2000: All other translated languages

Description

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 (5698-TD9) consists of the base product and several additional features.

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature (5698-TDW) consists of a host component and a workstation component.

New enhancements for Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 included with this release are:

Product Support

  • Tivoli Distributed Monitor for OS/390 Support
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitor Support 3.01, or later
  • IXFP SMF records
  • DFSMS™/RMM (Removable Media Manager) support
  • Tivoli Storage Manager support
  • Add job accounting information support for SMF 30 subtype 2, 3
  • SMF 85 support (DFSMS)
  • DB2 6.1
  • IMS 7.1
  • CICS TS 1.3
  • AS/400® V4R4
  • OS/390 & RMF 2.7 and 2.8
  • MQSeries V1.2 and V2.1
  • TCP/IP for OS/390
  • Tivoli NPM 2.5 (SNMP Routers support)
  • TYPE 6 (PSF 3.1 — OS/390 V2.8)
  • NPM for OS/390 TCP/IP data and subtype 28 subtype 22 support
  • Open Edition support

Accounting Feature Enhancements (5698-TDW)

  • Process improvements
  • ODBC direct access to Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 data from the accounting workstation (all data available without import)
  • Automated e-mail distribution of invoices, reports, and/or data
  • Improved accounts management explorer interface
  • Income program to combine revenue and expense data
  • Improved budgeting function
  • Advanced financial analysis functions (profit and loss, unit costing, budget versus actual versus revenue)
  • Enhanced trending feature
  • Posting procedure separated from import function
  • Summarization feature for revenue, expense, and budget
  • Criteria Builder to apply sub-setting criteria to data input (for example, rates and cost allocation)
  • SQL program capability to allow users to supply multiple statements in a single program definition
  • SQL logging
  • Apply factor table feature to support CPU normalization, discounts, surcharges, and tax calculation
  • Currency conversion to convert currency data using exchange tables
  • Forecasting improvements to allow varying growth percentages for different ledger key values along with other forecasting methods
  • FTP support for automated data and report distribution
  • Support for one-time charges (OTC) and fixed-cost charges
  • Documentation usability improvements (host and WS parts)

Java GUI Console (Viewer) Enhancements

  • Automatic graph saving
  • Report settings at viewer general level
  • Report sorting
  • Java GUI Viewer Batch Report Library (MR00074733)
  • Report data display using mixed representations on the same graphics
  • Sorting sequence change
  • Automate installation
  • Usability Enhancements
  • Alignment to Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 host security
  • Saved graphs display not depending on connection
  • Prompt variable value saving
  • Latest Java technology currency
  • Performance optimization
  • IBM message standardization

Usability Enhancements

  • BUFFER SIZE collect parameter format consistent with JCL REGION
  • Tablespaces reorganization
  • Close DRLLOG on receipt of message DRL0310I
  • Modify log MQSeries log source as part of SMF
  • Three new administrative reports
  • Documentation enhancements
  • Minor usability changes
  • DB2 buffer pool parameter support
  • Utility to calculate DB2 tables required space during installation

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 and Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature continue to provide the following:

Multiple Subsystem Performance Management

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Base provides the essential framework for the host-based performance management functions of Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390. These functions reach across multiple platforms host-based and distributed. The Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Base includes the log collector, administration dialog, and host reporting dialog, all of which interface with a standard DB2 database.

User-definable Log Collection

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 collects systems management data from the log data of various programs, preprocesses it, and stores it in its datastore. You can also supply your own parameters, such as performance objectives and department or workload definitions. The Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 log collector also enables you to perform the following functions:

  • Change the collection of existing data to suit specific needs
  • Easily add other data sources, making Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 a comprehensive knowledge tool

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 stores systems management data in a standard DB2 data warehouse, enabling easy access to the data across multiple platforms. Specialized searches can be performed and user reports created using the reporting dialogs and structured query language (SQL) statements.

Comprehensive Administrative Control

The administration dialog gives you complete control over Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390. This dialog helps you perform several functions, including the following:

  • Install and customize features
  • Work with log/record definitions
  • Collect log data
  • Work with tables

Customizable Reporting on the Host

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 enables you to create reports that meet your specific needs and support your specialized applications. The host reporting dialog enables you to work with reports and groups of reports using special features to display, customize, and print predefined reports.

Customizable Reporting on the Workstation

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 also enables access and interaction with the DB2 database via the Java GUI console (Viewer) from a workstation. You can easily and intuitively manage OS/390 reports from any Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000, AIX®, or Sun machine. There is no need to use 3270 emulators.

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 can be used to run and customize reports: for example, adding report libraries, creating and deleting reports, and creating and modifying SQL queries. It runs on a client workstation and connects to the OS/390 DB2 on the host. The data are dynamically retrieved from the host without having to be downloaded or saved locally on the workstation.

It is possible to navigate among report libraries and reports in the same way as you would using Windows™ File Manager. Moreover, it provides a complete set of fully customizable graphical and tabular presentation types, including plot, pie, area, stack, bar graphs, and a combination of line and bar graph. It enables you to easily create and modify queries along with the possibility to manage connections and display data in the same view from multiple DB2s on the host.

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 offers, therefore, three methods for generating reports:

  • The host reporting dialog's built-in report generator provides all the functions previously listed.
  • The host reporting dialog, with query management facility (QMF™), provides functions such as QMF's menu-driven prompted query language and additional formatting options for tabular reports.
  • From the Java Viewer GUI console, it is possible to access and interact with the reports defined on the host in order to display, modify, print, and save them.

Flexible Feature Set

In addition to the framework, Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 consists of additional features that provide application-orientated documentation, table definitions for collecting the required systems management data, and predefined reports for presenting data.

CICS Performance Feature

The CICS feature provides the following functions:

  • Collects the data you need, and stores it in easy-to-read tables
  • Allows you to collect data from the CICS monitoring facility
  • Provides statistical analysis
  • Provides key information about transactions
  • Provides multiple reporting views

A CICS system produces abundant systems management data. Understanding and analyzing this data is vital to improving your CICS system. However, CICS does not present the data in a format that is easy to interpret or analyze.

The CICS Performance feature collects all the data you need and stores it in easy-to-read tables. Predefined reports also help you understand your CICS system performance. The reports allow you to view specific applications or transactions, or the CICS system as a whole. The CICS Performance feature consists of three, separately installable, components: monitoring, statistics, and transaction and unit-of-work. Each component is designed to report on a specific aspect of CICS performance. Because you install only the components you need, you can optimize the data collected and stored in the database.

CICS Monitoring

The CICS monitoring component collects data from the CICS monitoring facility (CMF) and summarizes the data by transaction, user ID, and application. It consists of several sub-components*:

  • Basic
  • DBCTL
  • DL/I
  • Basic application analysis
  • DBCTL application analysis
  • DL/I application analysis
  • CICS/MVS® (global and accounting)**
  • Basic Transaction
  • DBCTL Transaction
  • DL/I Transaction
  • Basic Application user
  • DBCTL Application user
  • DL/I Application user
*
Subcomponents 1 to 3 summarize data by transaction, subcomponents 4 to 6 summarize data by application, subcomponents 8 to 10 summarize data by transaction and user, and subcomponents 11 to 13 summarize data by application and user.
**
Only CICS/MVS users should consider installing this global and accounting subcomponent. Its tables contain the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 objects necessary to summarize global and accounting data only for CICS Version 2.

CICS Statistical Analysis

The CICS statistics component collects interval, end-of-day, requested, and unsolicited statistics for a CICS system. CICS statistics are available on a system and resource level.

CICS Transaction and Unit-of-work Analysis

This component provides information about a transaction as it migrates from one CICS region to another within a sysplex or processor complex. You can see which resources service the unit-of-work in each region, or view the composite transaction. Also, you can gain a critical system-wide view of transaction activity.

CICS Partitioning Feature

The CICS Partitioning feature enables users who have a multiple OS/390 environment to perform a parallel collection of data produced by CICS on different OS/390 systems. This parallel collection provides an improvement in the total collection time for large amounts of CICS data running on different OS/390 systems.

The CICS Partitioning feature uses partitioned DB2 tablespaces. The use of partitioned tablespaces enables you to update, in parallel, the same tables, provided that the data belongs to different partitions.

Extensive Reporting

Each CICS Performance feature component includes the following reports designed to provide a clear indication of CICS performance:

  • Exception Report — Lists exception conditions found in CMF and statistics records.
  • Overview Report — Shows essential performance data over a specified period of time.
  • Trend Report — Shows a limited number of performance measurements over a period of time. It is typically a graphic report.
  • Detail Report — Presents detailed information for selected applications or transactions for a limited time period. You usually use detail reports when an exception or trend report indicates a possible problem.

IMS Performance Feature

The IMS Performance feature:

  • Enables you to customize data collection
  • Provides critical information about performance thresholds
  • Helps you solve problems by collecting critical systems-management data
  • Provides a comprehensive view of subsystem or program performance

Efficient Data Utilization

IMS, an OS/390 subsystem, automatically writes comprehensive logs to enable extensive data recovery. The IMS Performance feature uses the IMS log to form a complete view of your transaction activity. This comprehensive picture is created without adding more overhead on IMS or affecting the way IMS works on your system. You can decide what type of data you want Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 to collect from the IMS records. In addition to simple full-function transaction analysis, the IMS Performance feature also supports:

  • Fast path transaction analysis
  • Mixed mode transaction analysis
  • Program-to-program switching
  • Message switching
  • MSC
  • ISC
  • APPC
  • IMS internal statistics
  • Shared message queue

Intelligent IMS Event Correlation

An event is an activity that is part of a transaction or an IMS system activity. Each IMS log record type represents an individual IMS event, and all these records together comprise a transaction. The IMS Performance feature matches and saves the records until the transaction is complete, and then creates the composite record. The composite record and environment record are used to update the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 DB2 tables. Reports are then produced using information stored in the DB2 tables.

For the IMS Performance feature, environment information focuses on performance thresholds. This information is critical for successful management of key IMS applications.

Performance Data Collection and Analysis

The process the IMS Performance feature uses to gather IMS performance data and produce reports is a collect. During a standard collect, the feature uses the SLDS log produced by IMS as input. A log procedure processes selected records on the log and matches records written for various IMS events.

The collect component is composed of these subcomponents:

  • Transaction and Batch Analysis — Gathers information about transactions, and system and region use. Information available includes system response times, system transaction volumes, CPU and database utilization, region utilization, and transaction detail.
  • Application Analysis — Collects information about IMS application programs, including response time, transactions and CPU utilization.
  • Statistics Analysis — Records statistical information about buffer and pool use. The SLDS/OLDS component collects systems management data for intensive problem-solving applications. The component can write the collected information to a data set, rather than generating reports. Separate SLDS/OLDS components are provided for different releases.

Subsystem and Program Performance Reporting

This report indicates the performance of the subsystem or program. The feature provides these types of reports:

  • Overview — Essential performance data for system resources.
  • Trend — A specified number of performance measurements over time. Typically, it is a graphic report.
  • Exception — Performance data for resources that do not meet their performance objectives.
  • Worst Case — Data about a set number of resources that had the worst performance, regardless of whether those resources met their performance objectives.
  • Detail — Precise information for selected applications for a limited time period. Detail reports are usually used when an exception or trend report indicates a possible problem.

Network Performance Feature

The Network Performance feature:

  • Provides critical resource configuration and performance information
  • Provides a variety of reports on specific aspects of network performance
  • Enables you to customize the data you collect and store in the database
  • Provides a comprehensive view of subsystem or program performance

Automated SMF Record Collection and Interpretation

A typical network contains many different resources, and each resource plays a role in the performance of the network. To understand your system's performance, you need information about the configuration and performance of these individual resources and of the network as a whole.

The Network Performance feature automates system management facility (SMF) record interpretation and report generation from data organized by the Tivoli NetView® Session Monitor, Hardware Monitor, and Tivoli NetView Performance Monitor. The feature collects the necessary SMF records, extracts data from each record, and produces a variety of reports. The reports compare network performance with your defined performance objectives and provide critical information regarding the network and network resources.

Network Administration Dialog

The Network Performance feature provides a network administration dialog that allows you to retrieve and change information about network resources, connections between resources, resource hierarchy, and service level objectives.

Component Customization

The Network Performance feature consists of separately installable components, each designed to report on a specific aspect of network performance. Because you install only the components you need, you can minimize the amount of data collected and stored in the database. Each Network Performance feature component includes several reports that provide a clear indication of the performance of your network.

Components

  • Availability
  • Configuration
  • Line Utilization
  • NCP Utilization
  • NEO Utilization
  • NetView FTP
  • Internal Utilization
  • NPM Transit Time
  • NTRI Utilization
  • NetView/SM Internal Utilization
  • ODLC Utilization
  • Problem
  • PU Utilization
  • RTM Response Time
  • Service
  • Frame Relay Utilization
  • LAN Utilization
  • VTAM® Statistics
  • Session Failure
  • X.25 Utilization

Report Types

  • Overview — Reports essential performance data for network resources.
  • Trend — Reports a limited number of performance measurements over time. Typically, it is a graphic report.
  • Exception — Reports performance data for resources that do not meet their performance objectives.
  • Worst case — Reports data about a set number of resources that had the worst performance, regardless of whether those resources met their performance objectives.
  • Detail — Reports detailed information for selected applications for a limited time period. Generally used when an exception or trend report indicates a possible problem.

The Network Performance feature uses data from the SMF log SMF type 28, 37, and 39 records, and FTP records. The feature collects data only for the record types and subtypes required by the components you install.

Accounting Feature (5698-TDW)

The Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature provides the following functions.

IT Cost Control

The distribution of complex data processing costs is often confusing to users, who find it difficult to relate the billed costs to the services provided. The flexible pricing and billing options of the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature provide your data processing center customers a better understanding of their IT costs, enabling them to manage their use of IT resources more efficiently.

The Accounting feature helps you run your data processing center as a cost center, with the focus on prices, revenue, cost, and profit. The Accounting feature enables you to account for the use of dedicated resources, including networks, host-based and distributed processing, and data storage. This allows you to communicate with management in non-technical, financial terms about the use and cost of information technology - improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing revenue generation.

Sources of Accounting Data

The Accounting feature can work with three types of computer-usage information:

  • Logs produced by computer systems and subsystems (such as CICS). Each time the system is used, a record (containing information such as account number, time stamp, and number of CPU seconds used) is added to the log.
  • Snapshots showing resource usage at a particular moment. For example, you could take a weekly snapshot of the amount of DASD used by each account.
  • Information that is not contained in logs or snapshots. For example, you might want to charge customers for education. You can enter this information in the Accounting feature directly through the data entry facilities, or by using the batch data interface.

Flexible Accounting Methods

The Accounting feature supports all the popular accounting methods. You can achieve standard rate charging by applying a fixed price to a unit of work. Differential pricing allows you to vary the rates charged for each resource by subsystem, shift, period, customer, or any other element available in the database, while CPU normalization enables you to price consistently across multiple machine types that vary in processor speed. By prorating, you can allocate the costs for shared resources to all who benefit from them, either on a standard percentage basis or dynamically based on data in any file.

Comprehensive Accounting for IT Services

Standard charging algorithms are provided for Batch, Started Tasks, TSO, CICS, IMS, DB2, DASD, DFSMS migrated data, DFSMS backup, VM, and network. All data collected by Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 is available to the Accounting feature. Virtually any source can be incorporated into your chargeback process by either using the debit facility, or by introducing it into the standard Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 collection processing.

Flexible Data Organization

Through the use of user-defined keys, you can easily organize the data to support your organization's unique reporting requirements. Standard invoice reports are provided and can be easily customized to suit your specific needs. Even organizations with multiple instances of Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 databases benefit from consolidated reporting. You can access, report, or analyze the data through standard ODBC interfaces using tools such as Microsoft™ Excel or Lotus® 123. In addition to supplied reports, you can use QMF or another report writer to generate your own reports, using the SQL statements supplied with the Accounting feature as a model. Since the data is summarized, you can keep as much or as little as you require to support your specific accounting needs. The Accounting feature provides you with the means to successfully manage the business aspects of data processing across the entire enterprise.

Unique Desktop Access to Accounting Data

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting Workstation is an application that is highly recommended for use in conjunction with the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting option. Unique to the industry, this Microsoft Windows-based application provides greater ease-of-use by enabling you to migrate chargeback data and functionality from the mainframe to the desktop. You can then perform financial analysis functions from your desktop, with access to IT accounting and chargeback data generated by Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390.

This application easily exchanges data with most conventional PC spreadsheet and database programs, including Microsoft Excel, Lotus, Microsoft Access, and Paradox. It enables the end user to export IT chargeback data into preferred desktop applications and deliver information to business units in an easy-to-read format.

The Accounting option includes the Accounting Workstation Application.

System Performance Feature

The System Performance feature consists of three separate components:

  • System Performance
  • AS/400 System Performance
  • Distributed Option

These components:

  • Provide a comprehensive view of system resource performance
  • Collect and summarizes data from many operating systems and subsystems
  • Store only essential data
  • Present the data in a variety of reports

System Performance Feature

Comprehensive View of System Behavior

A complex system contains many different resources, to understand your system's performance, you as a whole, as well as multiple OS/390 systems. The System Performance feature gives you a complete picture of your individual systems and sysplexes. As a result, you can successfully perform system monitoring, tuning, and planning.

OS/390 and other systems software generate a tremendous amount of resource usage data. However, those same products do not provide an effective means for categorizing and storing this data. The System Performance feature effectively analyzes, edits, and archives essential configuration and performance information.

Comprehensive Data Collection and Management

The System Performance feature collects data recorded by many operating systems and subsystems. It also summarizes the data, presenting the information in various forms for systems management usage. The System Performance feature enables you to collect large volumes of data and store only the data you need. The feature collects data from System Management Facilities, Resource Management Facility, and Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem, among other programs.

Once the data is stored in the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 database, you can create and display reports using information from various sources. You can also consolidate data, drawn from different sources, into a single report.

Optimized Data Collection

The System Performance feature consists of separately installable components, each designed to report a specific aspect of OS/390 system performance. Because you install only the components you need, you can optimize the amount of information collected and stored in a database. These components retrieve subsystem-generated data logged in the following corresponding data files:

  • DB2
  • DFSMS
  • Domino™ Go Webserver
  • Environmental Record Editing and Printing (EREP)
  • Tivoli Distributed Monitor
  • Tivoli Service Desk (Info/Man)
  • Message Analysis/Automation
  • MQSeries
  • MVS™ Analysis
  • MVS Performance Management
  • Tivoli Operations Planning and Control (OPC)
  • OS/390 Security Server (RACF®)
  • TCP/IP
  • VM Accounting
  • VM Performance Reporting Facility (VMPFR)

The System Performance feature only collects data from the logs and record types required by the components you install.

Comprehensive Reporting

Each component of the System Performance feature includes several reports designed to indicate the performance of a subsystem or program.

The feature provides the following types of reports:

  • Overview — Displays essential performance data for system resources.
  • Trend — Presents a limited number of performance measurements over time. Typically, the measurement presentation is a graphic report.
  • Exception — Provides performance data for resources not meeting performance objectives.
  • Detail — Presents detailed information for selected applications for a limited time period. Detailed reports should be used when an exception or trend report indicates a problem.

AS/400 System Performance

The System Performance AS/400 component of the System Performance feature:

  • Manages performance across multiple platforms, both host-based and distributed
  • Provides information on the configuration and performance of systems and resources
  • Collects data from multiple AS/400 systems
  • Creates reports to meet specific needs

Data Consolidation

A complex system contains many different resources. To understand a system's performance, information about the configuration and performance of individual resources, as well as the system as a whole are needed. The AS/400 operating system and other systems software help manage system complexity by recording information on resource usage. This data contains essential configuration and performance information, and is spread across your AS/400 systems.

The AS/400 System Performance feature enables you to collect data from multiple AS/400 systems and store the information in the Tivoli Decision Support database on an OS/390 system. This feature formats the AS/400 log file data for Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390, and enables use of Tivoli NetView FTP, Network Job Entry, or tape. It sends the data to a central OS/390 host that is running Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390. Then reports can be created and displayed, consolidating data from many different sources.

Flexible Data Summarization

The AS/400 System Performance feature offers sample reports and table definitions for collecting required systems management data. In addition, using DB2 applications, you can access the summarized data and create customized reports.

Component Customization

The AS/400 System Performance feature offers five components, which can be used in any combination, to collect only the data needed by the installed components. Each component provides three types of reports to give a clear picture of AS/400 system performance.

Components

  • Accounting — Helps you monitor system and print usage by user, account code, and job type; provides reports for chargeback and capacity planning.
  • Configuration — Provides data about installed hardware, disk capacity, main storage, and internal resources on AS/400 systems.
  • Job Statistics — Provides data on AS/400 usage by user ID or job type.
  • Messages — Provides data on AS/400 message traffic (including errors) by user, message file, and message code.
  • Performance — Provides detailed information about AS/400 performance, including hourly information on paging and disk arm movements.

Report Types

  • Overview — Displays essential data for AS/400 resources.
  • Trend — Presents a limited number of measurements over a predefined time period.
  • Detail — Provides detailed information for selected resources for a limited time period.

Distributed Option

Enterprise-wide Data Collection

The Distributed Option generates performance data on UNIX and Windows NT systems. The host part of the feature consolidates this data into Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 tables and produces reports to analyze and present this data on your host Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 system. You can also access this summarized data and other feature data from your own DB2 applications.

Automated Operation

The UNIX and Windows NT data collection processes can run automatically according to a schedule. This schedule can include the automatic transmission of data to an OS/390 system. The processes can also be automatically started when a system is restarted — an important consideration when you have many systems in the network.

Component Customization

The Distributed System feature collects only data needed by the components that you install. You can choose from any combination of these components:

Distributed Monitoring Component

The Distributed Monitoring Component displays reports on data that is retrieved from Tivoli Distributed Monitoring. The data is gathered by each Tivoli Distributed Monitoring agent, stored in a log file, and sent via FTP to Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390, which in turn processes the data. The reports can display data that is retrieved from all supported UNIX platforms and from Windows NT.

Application Response Measurement (ARM) Component

ARM stores ARM data into a log file (flat file) on its location, writing a record at user-specified intervals. As needed, the log file with ARM data is closed and then can be transferred (using a simple FTP) to the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 location where the collect occurs. The data provides the response time for all the application programs that have ARM API calls in their code.

UNIX Performance Component

Accounting Subcomponent

Accounting Subcomponent helps you monitor the use of the UNIX system by user and command. It provides reports enabling charge back and capacity planning and information on disk space (by user and system), on print use (by user and print queue name), and on users and their network connections.

Performance Subcomponent

Performance Subcomponent provides comprehensive information about UNIX performance, summarized by month, day, and hour. This information includes statistics about disk I/O, disk space, and paging — in addition to processor use.

Configuration Subcomponent

Configuration Subcomponent provides information about the hardware and software configuration on multiple AIX systems. For example, you can check the software in each machine and the date of its installation.

Error Analysis Subcomponent

Error Analysis Subcomponent provides information about AIX errors by error ID, error type, resource name, and error class. Each component generates two types of reports:

  • Overview — Shows essential data for UNIX and Windows NT resources.
  • Trend — Shows a limited number of measurements over a predefined time period.

Year 2000

These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with their associated documentation, they are capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the products properly exchange accurate date data with them.

Euro Currency

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EuroReady Products

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Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.

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Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.

EuroReady Solutions

IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:

  • Analyzed the euro requirements, including the need to comply with relevant EC rules
  • Built in appropriate function

and can clearly demonstrate this by:

  • Detailing euro related requirements
  • Describing how these will be implemented in the solution
  • Declaring when the implementation will be generally available

The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the Solution specification as described in the contracts document.

Product Positioning

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 and Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature deliver the unique ability to understand your performance challenges by measuring raw systems metrics data and providing the tools necessary to improve operational planning, cost management, responsiveness, decision making, and overall system reliability across your entire enterprise. Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 was designed specifically for performance analysts, capacity planners, and accounting/chargeback analysts. It provides the information to enable the analyst to evaluate the business value of IT decisions and communicate that value back to the decision makers.

Reference Information

Refer to the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement 299-030 , dated January 26, 1999, Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390, Version 1.4 Provides Easy Access to Enterprise-Wide IT Information
  • Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000, Tivoli Extends Value-Based Pricing to the S/390® Platform

Trademarks

 
IMS, RMF, DFSMS, QMF, and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, DB2, CICS, MQSeries, OS/400, AS/400, AIX, CICS/MVS, NetView, VTAM, RACF, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT, Windows, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

For current information on Tivoli® Systems education, call 512-436-8000, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet at:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Refer to the following Software Announcements for a list of publications:

  • Software Announcement 298-007 , dated January 27, 1998, TME 10™ Performance Reporter for OS/390® Delivers Expanded Network Performance Information and Additional Reporting Options
  • Software Announcement 299-030 , dated January 26, 1999, Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390, Version 1.4 Provides Easy Access to Enterprise-Wide IT Information

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

This product uses only existing attachment interfaces.

Host environment:

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 will run on any IBM processor (or equivalent) that is supported by OS/390 Version 1.2, or later.

For the Tivoli Decision Support or OS/390 Viewer, the following operating systems are supported. (The program numbers of the products are shown in parentheses.)

  • AIX® Version 4.3.3 (5765-C34), or later
  • Sun Solaris Version 2.6, or later
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT™ Version 4.0, or Windows™ 2000

If you use a Windows or an OS/2® operating system, the minimum hardware requirements are a Pentium™ processor 266 MHz and 64 MB RAM. If you use a Windows or an OS/2 operating system, the minimum hardware requirements are a Pentium processor 266 MHz and 64 MB RAM.

If you use a UNIX® operating system, the minimum hardware requirements are the same as the ones for the operating system you are using.

For the Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature, the minimum hardware requirement is a Pentium processor 266 MHz and 64 MB RAM.

Software Requirements

  • OS/390 Version 1.2, or later
  • DB2® for OS/390 Version 3, or later (DB2 Version 4, or later is required in order to access it from the Java™ GUI console)
  • QMFTM Version 3 Release 2 (optional)
  • GDDM® Version 3 Release 1 (optional)
  • DB2 UDB V5, or later in order to use the Java GUI console on a workstation
  • In order to use the Java GUI console on a Windows workstation:
    • DB2 Connect® Personal Edition Version 5.2, or later (Windows 95, 98, NT)
    • DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition Version 5.2, or later (Windows 2000)
  • In order to use the Java GUI console on a UNIX operating systems:
    • DB2 Universal Database® Version 5.0 or DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition Version 6.1

Note: On the OS/390 host, if you use DB2 Universal Database Version 5.0, ensure that PTF UQ16883 and PTF UQ19489 are installed.

For the IMS™ feature, the following additional requirement:

  • IMS Version 3.1, or later

For the Network Performance feature, the following additional requirements:

  • Tivoli NetView® for OS/390 Version 2.1, or later
  • Tivoli NPM for OS/390 Versions 1.6, 2.1, or later

For System Performance feature, the following additional requirements:

  • DB2 Version 5, or later
  • DFSMS™ Version 1.2, or later
  • Domino™ WebServer Version 2.2
  • EREP Version 3.5
  • Tivoli Service Desk for OS/390 Version 4.2, or later
  • MQSeries® Version 1.1.4
  • OPC Version 1.2, 1.3 or 2.1, or later
  • RACF® Version 1.9, or later
  • OS/390 Security Server Version 2.1, or later
  • TCP/IP Versions 3.2, or 3.3
  • VMPRF Version 1.2
  • VM Accounting (VM/XA SP™ 1.2, or VM/ESA® 1.1, or 1.2)
  • RMFTM Version 3.5, or later

For Distributed feature, the following additional requirements:

  • Tivoli Distributed Monitoring 3.01, or later

    One of the following:

    • Sun Solaris Versions 1.1, 2.3, or later
    • AIX Version 4.1, or later
    • Windows NT Version 3.51, or 4.0
    • HP-UX Version 9.3, or later

For Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature, the following additional requirement:

  • Microsoft™ Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0

Support for the Java GUI Viewer on an OS/2 Workstation is not available at general availability of Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 and Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature. This support will be provided via a PTF at a later time.

Performance Considerations: For the CICS® and IMS features, the ability to specify one TABLESPACE for each TABLE and also the ability to set the SEGSIZE parameter for each table, have been added. This capability should enhance performance.

Planning Information

Packaging: Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 (5698-TD9) is available on 4-mm tape or 3480 tape cartridge. The base package includes two separate media, the base itself and Capacity Planning media. The System Performance feature consists of three separate OS/390 tape media, System Performance, AS/400® System Performance and Distributed Systems media.

The IMS, CICS, and Network Performance feature each have one OS/390 media.

Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature (5698-TDW) is available on either 4-mm tape or 3480 tape cartridge for the OS/390 component and one CD-ROM for the Workstation component.

Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 (5695-101), and its associated features, are available on 4-mm tape or 3480 tape cartridge.

In addition, an IPLA License Information Document (LC23-4470), and an IPLA Pamphlet (Z125-3301) are also shipped with program package.

Security, Auditability, and Control

This program uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

Charges are for applicable quantities based on Tivoli Management Points.

Current Licensees

Current licensees of Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 (5698-TD9) and Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature (5698-TDW) will receive this update from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) automatically. This shipment of Release 5 is scheduled to be completed by September 8, 2000.

Current licensees of Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 (5695-101), will receive this update from SDF automatically. This shipment of Release 5, is scheduled to be completed by September 8, 2000.

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now.

Shipment will not occur before 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.

New users of Tivoli Decision Support for S/390® and Tivoli Decision Support for S/390 should specify:

          Type           Model
 
          5698           TD9
          5698           TDW
          5695           101

Ordering information for Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 and Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature are unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000.

Ordering information for Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 (5695-101) are unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 299-030 , dated January 26, 1999.

Withdrawal From Marketing for 5695-101

The following features for Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 (5695-101) are being withdrawn from marketing effective August 25, 2000.

                                      Feature       Distribution
Program Name                          Number        Medium
 
EPDM AS/400 Sys. Perf. Feature,       5360          9/6250
 English
EPDM AS/400 Sys. Perf. Feature,       5364          9/6250
 Japanese
Perf Rep Capacity Pln, English        5372          9/6250
 
                                      Feature       Distribution
Program Name                          Number        Medium
 
Perf Rep Capacity Pln,                5376          9/6250
 Japanese
Perf Rep System Performance,          6001          9/6250
 English
Perf Rep System Performance,          6007          9/6250
 Japanese
Perf Reporter CICS Perf.              6019          9/6250
 Feature, English
Perf Reporter CICS Perf.              6024          9/6250
 Feature, Japanese
Perf Reporter for MVS(TM),            5861          9/6250
 English
Perf Reporter for MVS,                5111          9/6250
 Japanese
Perf Reporter IMS Perf.               6032          9/6250
 Feature, English
Perf Reporter IMS Perf.               6036          9/6250
 Feature, Japanese
Perf Reporter Network PF,             6026          9/6250
 English
Perf Reporter Network PF,             6030          9/6250
 Japanese
Perf Reporter WKST Perf.              5366          9/6250
 Feature, English
Perf Reporter WKST Perf.              5370          9/6250
 Feature, Japanese
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5811          9/6250
 Chinese
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5801          9/6250
 English
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5871          9/6250
 Spanish
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5851          9/6250
 French
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5841          9/6250
 Japanese
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5891          9/6250
 Korean
Tivoli PR Accounting Feature,         5831          9/6250
 Brazilian-Portuguese

There are no other changes to the ordering information for Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 (5695-101).

Terms and Conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), or International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS) with the Attachment for Support and its Addendum for Tivoli Systems, and an Order Form.

Transferable: Applies, except when support is in effect

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Guarantee: Two months

Getting Started Period: Not applicable

Usage Restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Tivoli Management Points ordered.

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified educational institutional customers

  • Percentage: 15%

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Upgrade Protection Applies: Covered as long as support remains in effect

Licensed Program Materials Availability

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

Entitled Upgrade for Current Upgrade Protection Licensees: Covered as long as support remains in effect.

Tivoli Support

Availability:              The first year of Tivoli Support is
                            available at no additional charge.
                            The first year starts when the
                            product is shipped to the customer.
 
                           Subsequent years of Tivoli Support
                            are available, for a fee, as part
                            of the IAAS, IIAAPS, or any
                            equivalent agreement.
 
Support Center
 applies:                  Yes
 
                           Access is available through
                            the Tivoli Support Center,
                            800-TIVOLI8 (848-6548)
 
Applicable for:            The current release level.
                           The immediate previous release
                            level for twelve months after
                            general availability of the
                            current release.
 
Available until
 the product
 discontinued:             Twelve months after written notice
                            of product discontinuance,
                            that is, End-of-Life (EOL).
 
APAR Mailing
 Address:                  Tivoli Systems Incorporated
                           9442 Capital of Texas Highway
                           Austin, TX  78759
                           USA
                           Attention:  Product Development

Support Line: No

Terms and Conditions for Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 (5695-101) are unaffected by this announcement.

Refer to the following Software Announcement:

  • Software Announcement 299-030 , dated January 26, 1999, Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390, Version 1.4 Provides Easy Access to Enterprise-Wide IT Information

Charges

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:

Charges for Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 and Tivoli Decision Support for OS/390 Accounting feature are unaffected by this announcement.

Refer to Software Announcement 200-100 , dated April 25, 2000.

Charges for Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390 are unaffected by this announcement.

Refer to Software Announcement 299-030 , dated January 26, 1999, Tivoli Performance Reporter for OS/390, Version 1.4 Provides Easy Access to Enterprise-Wide IT Information.

Order Now

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 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
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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.

Trademarks

 
IMS, DFSMS, SP, and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, AIX, OS/2, DB2, GDDM, DB2 Connect, DB2 Universal Database, NetView, MQSeries, RACF, VM/ESA, CICS, AS/400, and S/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
TME 10 is a trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both. In Denmark, Tivoli is a trademark licensed from Kjobenhavns Sommer -- Tivoli A/S.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.