Capacity Planning in the z-Series Environment

Course:  ZOSCP
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  II
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Topics Covered In This Course

WHAT IS CAPACITY PLANNING?

  • A definition of Capacity Planning
  • Where do we start?
  • Guesses or Guidelines?
  • The starting point
  • Measurements
  • What sort of measurement?

STATISTICAL METHODS

  • Some terminology
  • Bar chart
  • Histogram
  • Normal Distribution
  • Mean
  • Variance and Standard Deviation
  • Populations and Samples

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS

  • Identifying business elements
  • Methodology
  • Service levels and objectives
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Cost control and charge back

CAPACITY PLANNING METHODS

  • Capacity methods
  • Guidelines
  • Linear Predictions
  • Analytic Methods
  • Discrete Methods
  • Benchmarking Methods
  • Comparison of techniques
  • Important Capacity Planning Terms
  • MIPS ITR RPP and M-value
  • Captured and Uncaptured time
  • Balanced System
  • Measures of saturation
  • Erlang response time
  • Service Units

CAPACITY PLANNING TOOLS

  • Overview of Capacity Planning Tools
  • Large Systems Performance Reference
  • MAINVIEW
  • STROBE
  • SoftCap
  • Other tools
What You Can Expect

This course provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the philosophy, methodologies and techniques of Capacity Planning.

Wherever possible the instructor will make reference to the delegate' s current and anticipated hardware and software configurations.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for Performance Analysts and z/OS Support Staff requiring a solid understanding of the principles, concepts and techniques behind Capacity Planning before learning how to implement and use these techniques in the z/OS and z/Architecture environment.

Recommended Prerequisites

A general exposure to the z/OS environment is desirable. However the class includes a short introductory segment providing the key background z/OS and statistical knowledge required for effective Capacity Planning.

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