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System, memory and storage minimum requirements and recommendations for optimal processing.
z/IRIS Linux Server (a.k.a. IronTap)
The requirements and recommendations below should achieve an average processing throughput of 10,000 SMF records per second. Users should adjust the following requirements as needed to achieve the required SMF processing throughput in each environment.
Quad Core Processor (2,5 GHz) x86_64 compatible (e.g.: Intel® Core™ i5-2400S Quad-Core Processor 2.5 GHz, Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300, AMD A6-6310 Quad-Core Processor or higher)
Recommended Linux distributions
Ubuntu 16.04+, Debian 7+
Compatible with virtual machines.
Supports operating systems with English language support only.
AdoptOpenJDK is recommended
zFS mounted file system
Minimum allocated space
Mainframe software requirements
Supported z/OS releases
z/OS 2.1, z/OS 2.2, z/OS 2.3, z/OS 2.4
Required Java platform
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 64 Bit
At least 1 SMF in-memory resource must be defined for any SMF record types that will be streamed via z/IRIS.
SMF Logstream mode is required to activate SMF in-memory resources.
TCP/IP must be active and configured on z/OS.
Depending on SMF record sizes and SMF record type generation frequency, users should ensure that the number of SMF record types in a single SMF in-memory resource will not result in a loss of SMF records due an exceptionally high SMF in-memory wrap-around rate.
2.1.0 or newer
Since version 0.10.2 Apache Kafka provides a bi-directional compatibility policy. This means that older versions may work as well. We recommend always using the latest generally available libraries as they include vital security patches and performance improvements.
10,000 SMF Records/s (~35.000 KB/s depending on the type of records)
Supported SMF records
Click here for the SMF record matrix
Distributed Db2 trace streaming for APM integration
Db2 for z/OS Releases
Db2 for z/OS v11, Db2 for z/OS v12
SMF Record Types
Supported JDBC Features
3 (TRACE(ACCTG) CLASS(1-3))
172 (TRACE(PERFM) CLASS(30-32))
58-66 (TRACE(PERFM) CLASS(30-32))