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If you are running a Mako system, the IBM End of Support date was 30th April 2023. So, if you haven't done so already, you should decide whether to buy a new one, migrate to a different platform entirely, or continue deriving value from your existing investment and receive hardware and system/database support from an expert third-party (like ourselves) while you decide on the best way forwards. You may have heard there aren't any spare parts available but the good news is - we have loads! The question is how healthy is your Netezza system and what do you have to do to ensure that it is operating at peak performance whilst you evaluate your options? To help you with this question, we are offering an obligation free Smart Health Check report.

What is the Smart Health Check report?

The performance of your Netezza system is impacted by a number of factors that will often not be apparent from the output of an individual command line utility like nzhealthcheck alone. We combine our 30+ years of experience supporting Netezza with additional diagnostics and analysis to determine not just what problems are lurking undetected, but also how to remedy them, all wrapped up in a report that you can access for free.


  • Your report will contain:
    • A system audit showing how up to date your software is across all 4 components of your Netezza system: Netezza Performance Server (NPS), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Host Platform (HPF) and Firmware Diagnostics and Tools (FDT), with recommendations for remediation. This is crucial for ensuring that any future hardware problems will not be exacerbated by dated firmware, operating system, or database software.
    • An analysis of any hardware issues identified with recommendations for remediation.
    • An analysis of the health of your Netezza databases showing database groom state and skew.
    • Insights into the performance of your system.

How to Get your Free Smart Health Check Report

To analyse the health of your system we need you to send us some diagnostic output, which you can gather via an executable file that you can download here.

This executable file only collects system data such as database specifications (sizing, maintenance data, catalog information, etc.), hardware history and other system data files. It does not access your user data.

After downloading the file:

a) Save the binary file to /export/home/nz
b) Make it executable: chmod +x /export/home/nz /smartdsa.bin
c) Run as root or nz user: /export/home/nz/smartdsa.bin
d) Email the output to

Your report will be emailed back to you.

Further Information

Download an example Smart Health Check report here.

If you would like more information, contact us here and we'll get in touch.