Setting Up and Using the IBM System z CPU Measurement Facility with z/OS

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 11 May 2011, updated 12 May 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738450464
ISBN-13: 9780738450469
IBM Form #: REDP-4727-00
(94 pages)

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Authors: Frank Kyne, Mario Bezzi, Luiz Carlos Orsoni, Alvaro Salla


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication can help you install and manage the IBM System z® CPU Measurement Facility (CPU MF) capability. In this paper, you can learn how CPU MF gathers data and how this data can be used to more effectively manage your mainframe environment. You can also learn how this data can be used by IBM to help you more accurately characterize your workloads in preparation for capacity upgrades.

The topics covered in this paper target system programmers, capacity planners, or other technical personnel with working knowledge of systems and capacity.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to CPU MF
Chapter 2. Setting up and managing CPU MF data collection
Chapter 3. CPU MF counters data
Chapter 4. Understanding your application behavior by using CPU MF
Appendix A. Extended counters for z10 and z196

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