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BMC Utilities News: DASD Manager enhancements

Tom Vogel
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Tom Vogel

You’ve recently seen the exciting news with BMC utilities for DB2, adding CDB Software utilities to the mix. But your current BMC utilities are also gaining steam! Read this blog to find out about the most recent enhancements released for BMCSTATS and DASD Manager.

Move more processing to zIIPs with DASD Manager Plus!

This enhancement enables BMCSTATS to offload significantly more processing to IBM zIIP processors. The BMCSTATS utility currently enables offloading eligible workloads to an IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) on IBM z9 and z10 systems. Through BMCSTATS, DASD Manager Plus can now offload eligible workloads to a zIIP in order to free general computing capacity, which can help to:

  • Lower monthly licensing charges (MLC) from IBM
  • Reduce your mainframe’s total cost of ownership (TCO)

In addition to improving BMCSTATS performance in general, this SPE significantly increases the amount of statistics-collection processing that BMCSTATS can offload to a zIIP. Specifically, the SPE enables you to offload:

  • All DB2 page file I/O processing
  • Table space data analysis
  • Index space data analysis

For more information about either of these new enhancements, see the Technical Bulletins located in the BMC Documentation Center.

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About the author

Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel has enjoyed 25 years in the software industry, in various technical, marketing, and business development roles.
At IBM Corporation, Tom managed product launches for various database products on all platforms. Previously, Tom managed the marketing and communications for a host of middleware software packages, such as OpenTV interactive TV software. At Automation Anywhere in San Jose, Tom was the Director of the ERP Business, managing Business Development and Marketing for the company's rapidly growing ERP process automation and testing automation solutions. Tom is experienced in building customer and partner relationships, and has an MBA from Santa Clara University. Today, Tom is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager for innovative mainframe cost optimization and data management offerings at BMC Software.