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To the mainframe, I/O is arguably just as important as the computing done by the host on behalf of its applications. While a mainframe processor complex may be capable of running thousands of applications simultaneously across as many as 60 logical partitions (LPARs), each System z (or zEnterprise) has only 256 channels (paths) that it can supply to any given LPAR… so channel addresses are a precious commodity. Making the best use of all of a system’s I/O resources is imperative if the full value of your host and storage assets is to be achieved. Suggested in this article are five tips for making better use, and driving more value, out of your I/O subsystem.

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