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zAware Installation and Start up
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Frequently in discussions with customers we are asked, "How do you setup the IBM zAware partition and how difficult is it?" Well the answer is not complicated.
The setup involves:
The IBM zAware LPAR does not require a particular partition id and if you are using OSA the IBM zAware partition can only use port 0.
The first thing to do after the IBM zAware partition is successfully activated is to use the GUI to add the storage defined in the IODF to the partition so it can be formatted and made available for use. The GUI is used to perform Administrative tasks like updating the Configuration for the partition as well as general User tasks such as viewing the analysis results. After the storage has been successfully added you should configure security for the partition.
Before IBM zAware can provide any analysis it must collect data for a period of 90 days and build a model. You can choose to wait 90 days for the data to be collected real time or you can prime the partition with 90 days of syslog data from each z/OS client. The z/OS bulk load client will be used to prime the partition. It can be executed on any z/OS system that has connectivity to the IBM zAware partition so you may use one system to load all the data for your z/OS clients. We recommend you focus on one z/OS client initially and validate all is well with your configuration and setup before connecting and processing all of your z/OS systems. After priming is complete logon to the GUI to define the sysplex topology. This is done by adding systems with priming data on the IBM zAware partition to the appropriate sysplex. When you have completed defining the sysplex topology the next step is to create a model by initiating a manual train. Once the training is complete your IBM zAware partition is ready to use!
This is part two of a four part series on IBM zAware, a product that was introduced with the IBM zEnterprise EC12. Stay tuned to the Mainframe Insights blog for more on zAware!
The Journey of IBM zAware (Erin Farr)
Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about IBM zAware (Aspen Payton)