Upcoming *FREE* Webinars



Dates/Times - - All webinars are on Wednesdays at 11:00am Eastern. The webinars are 30 minutes long, if not otherwise specified.

These webinars are scheduled for 30 minutes, but after each webinar, Peter Enrico and Scott Chapman will be available for a post-webinar Q and A.



Join us for this round of educational webinars to learn more about basic reports to conduct a particular analysis!

Key Reports to Evaluate z16 Processor Caches ..... November 16th ..... Sign up using this link

In this webinar Peter Enrico will walk through, and explain, several reports that will be useful when evaluating the primary processor cache measurements on the z16 processor. We will review the basic concepts and usage of the processor caches and then show which reports and measurements should be used to assess the effects of processor caches in the z16 environment. This webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes, and after the webinar, Peter Enrico and Scott Chapman will be available for a post-webinar Q and A.


Understanding System Recovery Boost’s Impact on Performance and Performance Reporting ..... November 30th ..... Sign up using this link

In this webinar Scott Chapman will provide a brief overview of System Recovery Boost (SRB) and then discuss the broader implications on performance and performance reporting. As a reminder, during a speed boost, sub-capacity CPs will run faster, and a zIIP boost will provide additional capacity by allowing CP work to run on zIIP processors. SRB can improve the return-to-service time for various planned or unplanned “recovery” activities, but there are some caveats to be aware of, especially if you’re doing performance analysis. Turns out some of the data will lie to us during a boost period. This webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes, and after the webinar, Peter Enrico and Scott Chapman will be available for a post-webinar Q and A.


Note that this webinar is presented in conjunction with SHARE. It runs for 1 hour, and starts at 10:00am CENTRAL time (11:00am Eastern time)

WLM Management of DDF Work: What can you do and what has changed? ..... December 15th at 10:00am CENTRAL time ..... Sign up using this link

Managing DDF workloads can be somewhat tricky because DDF can be quite variable. You may have an application where each row inserted is an extremely short transaction. Or you may have QMF users who submit queries that run for hours or even days. And you probably have a lot of DDF work that falls in-between but which varies in both importance and intensity. Historically, the full range of WLM goal types and controls were available to help manage this challenging workload. But now, in some situations, that’s no longer the case. If you use DDF and want to better understand the WLM options for managing the work, and especially if you’re using (or may use) high performance DBATs, you should attend this presentation delivered by Scott Chapman to better understand how to take control of DDF. This webinar is scheduled for 1 hour and will feature a Q and A period at the end.


Intensity! Understanding the Concepts and Usage of Intensity Measurements ..... January 11th ..... Sign up using this link

In this webinar Peter Enrico will discuss the concept and usage of calculated intensity measurements. When there is many of a particular resource or workload to be evaluated, intensity is a calculated measurement to help highlight which of the many are impacting performance the most. For example, say you have a DASD farm with 3000 logical volumes - certain intensity measurements can help prioritize which of these many logical volumes are impacting performance the most. This webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes, and after the webinar, Peter Enrico and Scott Chapman will be available for a post-webinar Q and A.


High, Medium, Low: Understanding how HiperDispatch Influences Performance in z/OS ..... January 25th ..... Sign up using this link

How do HiperDispatch High, Medium, and Low pool processors influence the performance in a z/OS environment? What does it mean when a logical processor is designated as a high pool processor, and how does a high pool processor impact the performance of a z/OS LPAR differently that a medium pool processor? In this webinar Scott Chapman will discuss HiperDispatch and how various HiperDispatch pooling influences the performance. This webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes, and after the webinar, Peter Enrico and Scott Chapman will be available for a post-webinar Q and A.


Previous Sessions

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