We have multiple projects running on the same LPAR and we want to bill them based on Mainframe usage(MIPS\MSU) using SMF by jcl Script or freewares. please give ur suggestions as how u do in ur environment.
Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 8652 Location: Back in jolly old England
OK, first point, what does SMF data and chargeback have to do with a DFSORT query ?
Will you bill on cpu or service units. The cost per cpu second / SU varies from model to model of processor used. What about RMF data to be able to determine the resource usage of the OS which should then be appropriated proportionally to the end users.
CICS transactions, IMS transactions, TSO usage, DASD resource, tape resource, channel resource, network resource, print resource, human resource, utility charges, hardware costs, software licenses and maintenance charges ............... ad infinitum
This is not some mickey mouse task and requires a whole lot of applications, systems and billing knowledge - and definitely (IMHO) not one for freewares. I would recommend MXG as the base analysis product, it is excellent.
And as mentioned by Enrico, you must have proper standards and procedures in place before it will work.
Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8231 Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
I'm not aware of any free products that generate billing data from SMF records, but MXG is very reasonably priced, IMHO. Of course, it requires SAS to run and that's a different pricing animal ....
There's over 100 SMF records produced, and they can be customized by site, so before undertaking a chargeback system you need to ensure the proper SMF records are being collected. As expat says, the details of what to charge depends largely on what management wants to recover costs for -- and that tends to be quite different site to site. Further the expense of collecting and processing the data for the chargeback system can be significant. The process of implementing a chargeback system tends to be a major project taking months to complete, assuming the procedures and standards are already in place.
what bothers/worries me in such questions,
is the total lack of understanding of IT shop management
asking a forum is not the best approach for shop wide solutions
even if we described properly a well established setup,
what would they be able to understand, given the premises ???
that' s why I asked if it was just a curiosity or an IT shop requirement