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IBM CICS Performance Series: Effective Monitoring for CICS Performance Benchmarks

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 18 February 2015

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IBM Form #: REDP-5170-00

Authors: John Burgess and Manuela Mandelli

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    The aim of this paper is to show tools and techniques that can be used to understand the performance characteristics of an IBM® CICS® performance benchmark. It describes why it is important to understand whether other work on your systems can interfere with the system under test. It looks at an example CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) configuration and describes how monitoring tools, including Resource Measurement Facility™ (IBM RMF™) and Workload Manager (WLM) can be used to collect and report performance data.

    Table of Contents

    Achieving consistent, repeatable CPU usage in benchmarks

    CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) configuration

    CICS TS application

    Hardware and software configuration

    Summary of performance monitoring tools

    z/OS Workload Manager (WLM) and CICS

    Executing the benchmark

    Analyzing the data



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