Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 4 “The Road To Munich”

(Originally posted 2016-06-04.)

Episode 4 was, of course, our fifth podcast episode. 🙂

I had a lot of fun making the intro – with Audacity. I’m not sure if it’s “lost souls” or “tuning in”. It was meant to be the latter but the former is also good.

Below are the show notes.

The series is here.

Episode 4 is here.

Episode 4 “The Road To Munich” Show Notes

Here are the show notes for Episode 4 “The Road To Munich”. Here is the link back to all episodes: Mainframe, Performance, Topics episodes.

The show is called “The Road To Munich” partly in homage to the Road To… movies and partly because we’re preparing for the 2016 IBM z Systems Technical University, 13 – 17 June, Munich, Germany.

Follow Up

Following up the Episode 3 “Topics” item on iThoughts and Mind Mapping, Martin wrote up how to make a (colour-coded) legend in iThoughts The Legend on his blog.


Our “Mainframe” topic was on a small z/OS V2.1 enhancement that few seem to be using: SMFPRMxx’s AUTHSETSMS. This new option controls whether you want to allow use of the SETSMS command, different from the SET SMS command, without tying it anymore to the specification of PROMPT. Exploiting this function is as easy as adding AUTSETSMS to your SMFPRMxx for the next IPL!


Our “Performance” item was a discussion on another of Martin’s “2016 Conference Season” presentations: “He Picks On CICS”.

We’ll publish a link to the slides when they hit Slideshare, probably after the 2016 IBM z Systems Technical University, 13 – 17 June, Munich, Germany.


Under “Topics” we discussed Uncharted 4. The Wikipedia entry is here.

On The Blog

Martin posted to his blog, in addition to the previously-mentioned item:

Contacting Us

You can reach Marna on Twitter as mwalle and by email.

You can reach Martin on Twitter as martinpacker and by email.

Or you can leave a comment below.

And we hope to have a poster session in Munich. Join us then or come and stop us any time you like that week.

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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