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BMC Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise 3.0 added new functionality with PTF BQY2564 on October 15th, 2020. These enhancements make it easier to understand your dynamic capping environment.

 

With this small programming enhancement, iCap adds new MainView Explorer charts and a Container showing policy and LPAR activity and how iCap is managing them.

 

There are six new charts:

SYSOVER

Displays an overview of system activity (4HRA % of DC or GCL)

LPAR or Group Overview

Displays information about a selected LPAR or capacity group over time, including the 4HRA, current MSU usage, defined capacity, and percentage of time that the LPAR was capped

Policy Overview

Displays information about the active policy over time, including the 4HRA, MSU limit, current MSU usage, and capping percentage

Sub-Policy Overview

Displays information about a selected sub-policy over time, including the 4HRA, MSU limit, current MSU usage, and capping percentage

Policy Breakout 4HRA

Displays a breakdown of MSU limit distribution for LPARs, capacity groups, and sub-policies (if present) in the active policy

Sub-Policy- 4HRA

Displays a breakdown of MSU limit distribution for LPARs and capacity groups in the selected sub-policy

 

And a Container showing Policy detail information:

To see more information about this release please review the Release Notes.

 

Intelligent Capping (iCap) for zEnterprise dynamically automates and optimizes defined MSU capacity settings to lower your monthly license charges by an estimated 5%-10% or more, while mitigating risk to your business. Intelligent Capping analyzes, simulates, and automatically manages changes to defined capacity settings based on workload profiles, enabling IT staff to confidently lower costs.