Storage Device Management Software

Do you need to increase the performance between FICON® links and your networked data storage? The HP XP7 Compatible High Performance FICON Connectivity Software provides FICON for System z® or zHPF and is an enhancement of the FICON channel architecture. It delivers compatibility with standards such as Fibre Channel (FC) Physical and Signaling Standard (FC-FS), FC Switch Fabric and Switch Control Requirements (FC-SW), and FC Single-Byte-4 (FC-SB-4) standards. Enhancements have been made to the z/Architecture® and the FICON interface to deliver improvements for online transaction processing (OLTP). zHPF is implemented exclusively in System z10®. When XP7 Compatible High Performance FICON Connectivity Software is exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS® Operating System, and the control unit; the FICON channel overhead will be reduced. Simplification of the protocol reduces the number of information units processed, resulting in more efficient use of the fiber link.

What's new

  • XP7 High Performance FICON software is also available as part of XP7 Mainframe Performance Suite

Features

Improved Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) Workload Performance

The HP XP7 Compatible High Performance FICON Connectivity Software reduces FICON channel overhead when High Performance FICON is exploited by the FICON channel, the z/OS operating system, and the control unit.

Improves performance with simplification of the protocol, and by reducing the number of information units processed, resulting in more efficient use of the fiber link.

XP7 Compatible High Performance FICON Connectivity Software is bundled with HP XP7 Mainframe Performance Suite for ease of management.

  • FICON® is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • System z® is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • System z10® is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • z/Architecture® is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • z/OS® is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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