The CICS Component of CPExpert evaluates the performance of individual CICS regions, identifies constraints to improved performance, and suggests ways to eliminate the constraints.
The CICS Component automatically applies most of the CICS analysis techniques documented in IBM's CICS Performance Guides.
Standard CICS interval statistics are analyzed for all versions of CICS/ESA, CICS/Transaction Server for OS/390, and CICS/Transaction Server for z/OS. These interval statistics are automatically recorded by CICS and normally are placed in the SMF data file.
MXG (from Merrill Consultants, Dallas, TX) must be used to process the “raw” CICS interval statistics that are in the SMF file, and place the results into your performance database.
The CICS Component includes an extensive user manual that...
- Indicates the likely effect of each finding on performance of the CICS region
- Explains why the finding was made
- Suggests alternatives to correct the problem
- Provides specific references in IBM documents where the problem is described