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Status Future consideration
Workspace TDMF z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2020

TCP/IP Transmission Statistics

I received a request that TDMF show in performance reporting at a Session, and optionally at a Volume level, the gross amount of data bytes to send to remote sites over TCP/IP and the accumulated number of bytes processed. Including Percent Completion would also be helpful to Clients and Services especially during primary volume copy but may also be useful while in Refresh to discern if select volumes could be processed differently to reduce Network utilization, e.g., Suspend and Continue.

To some extent these computations will be more complex due to the FASTCOPY feature and possibly large data set allocate/delete activity on Source volumes.

An add-on to this request for enhancement would be a measure of Network throughput so time-to-complete estimates can be made and/or to see if competing workloads possibly at certain times throughout the day are causing slowdowns. If known or observed it would enable a customer to relieve a pressure point again an opportunity to use Suspend/Continue facilities. Alternatively, they could opt to reschedule or throttle network requirements in the other components to preference TDMF usage.

Idea priority Medium