Unlock the knowledge in your z/OS Logs
Analyze, manage and store SMF data, using only a minimum of mainframe resources
Easy Understanding and Managenaging of SMF Records
By extracting, sorting and merging relevant SMF records into logical job groupings, eSMF provides a simple yet complete way of tracking all z/OS-executed processes. The software identifies every step performed during every production run, then collects this data and consolidates it into a clear, detailed and publishable format. The solution's archiving capabilities make it practical to store years of SMF records.
eSMF's dashboards provide analytics, and show performance trends. The solution provides all the mission-critical information that matters, organised in the format that is most useful to your users.
eSMF's benefits aren't limited to its intuitive interface or how easy it is to create custom reports. The software offers numerous advantages:
Cross-platform design minimizes CPU use
Robust, dynamic research engine
Interface customizable for every user
Runs on a personal or shared server
A simple way to manage and archive SMF data
Multiple ways of formatting information
Designed for centralized or individual use
Produces statistics, charts and fully indexed reports
Made for Your End-Users
eSMF shows the exact metrics you need, no matter what your role within IT Operations. The software’s powerful research capabilities allow users to quickly combine and refine search results, showing the exact SMF data that you and your team need, right when it's needed.
Users' Search Options
Choice of filters
Pinpoint precise data
Text, CSV, HTML, XML
Daily, monthly, yearly statistics
Shows the life cycle for all
types of files (Sequential, VSAM, PDS,USS
Level of Organization
Comprehensive views of executed steps, jobs, files, processes, etc.
Personalized Dashboards for Every User Group
eSMF’s customizable dashboards make it easy for your end-users. Your Operations specialists can choose what SMF data to access, when to see it and how to format it.
-Analyzes processes and errors
-Optimizes parallel processing
-Surveys resource use (files, runtime classes, etc.)
-Verifies safety compliance (security clearance, user submissions, etc.)
-Monitors naming conventions and enforces standards of execution
-Displays execution statistics
-Generates incident indicators
-Produces custom reports
Operational monitoring Dashboard
Efficient CPU Use
Since the bulk of eSMF’s data processing takes place on an open-platform server, the software requires only a minimum of your mainframe’s processing resources. Managing SMF data has never been easier
How eSMF Works
An extractor on the z/OS performs a targeted synthesis of SMF data dumps. This collected information is then transferred to eSMF’s cross-platform server, where the software exploits the information.
Windows users connect directly to eSMF’s server, effectively limiting usage of the z/OS operating system.
For specific personal needs, users can also build their own client-server environment on demand.
Optimized Archiving of SMF Data
eSMF makes it possible–even practical–for your business to keep years of historical data online. Consolidated SMF data is securely stored on the open-platform server in an autonomous “flat” file format to maximize archiving capacity.
Users can choose the level of detail to be included in eSMF’s database. Functional archiving provides summary information extracted from your mainframe SMF log, while technical archiving safeguards more detailed information.
An easily updated, comprehensive indexing system facilitates long-term archiving.