Dino Explorer Suite

Manage your mainframe out-of-the-box

DASD Explorer

Storage Administration and Performance

Search storage disk subsystems information, vendor-independent, saves this information in historical views of topology and capacity. Uses DCOLLECT commands.


Config Explorer

  • DASD configuration discovery
  • Drawing the configuration in many ways, from logical or physical views.

DASD – Cache Activity

  • Activity inside the storage array
  • Response times
  • Random and sequential access, cache hits
  • Includes replication activity (PPRC and XDC)

Storage Group – Performance

  • Stacked charts: MB/s, IOPS, BE IOPS
  • Response time vs IOPS

IOPS vs Response time

  • IO activity per hour of day: average, minimum, maximum and STDEV
  • And average response time

Cache operations


Cache operations:

  • %random read hits and %random read misses
  • %random writes
  • %%sequential reads and %sequential writes