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Performance Tools

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Extend call stack entries in PEX file QAYPEIAD

To analyze heap issues on ILE C++ applications we use IBM i PEX with Event *ACTGRPHEAP. The current outfile QAYPEIAD have fields for a call stack up to 16 entries. This is maybe enough for C programs but for C++ programs with a lot of functions an...
15 days ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 0 Submitted

Match storage information between WRKSYSSTS and ISeries Performance Report

Hi, As part of the performance monitoring activities on our iSeries, we are capturing the report from iSeries Performance tool and we observed the used disk size is different between the report from performance tool and WRKSYSSTS by almost 5% to 8...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Submitted

Performance Explorer to run without lots of security changes

As a developer in a secure environment, I am unable to run all of the Performance Explorer commands without errors. This tool seems geared towards developers, yet it has some odd security requirements that prevent a developer from using it. If I h...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Not under consideration

Performance Cycling at 12:00 AM on multiple Lpars cause CMC Enterprise core usage to peak lasting 800 microseconds giving very high average core usage

Let.s say you have purchased IBM CMC Enterprise Pools2.0 concept, and you have license for 10 core and 1 core credit. Your average per minute usage is between 6-7 core all day. But a 12:00 AM when performance collection is cycled on all your ibm i...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Submitted

Expand the temporary storage metrics in the QAPMSYSTEM file to track each global bucket

The QAPMSYSTEM file in Collection Services has information about system-wide use of temporary storage - but this is grouped into database, non-database, active jobs, and ended jobs. It would be extremely helpful to expand this temporary storage tr...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration

Provide option to specify jobs for which detailed thread data should be OMITTED from the QAPMJOBMI file

In a large system environment, where there are jobs that are known to generate millions of secondary threads per day, Collection Services becomes almost unusable due to the amount of data in the QAPMJOBMI file. This request is to provide an option...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Not under consideration

Expand metrics visualized by Graph History

Graph History has a defined list of metrics that you can visualize. However, the historical data collected on the system includes many more metrics than are visualized. This RFE is to request additional metrics be added to the graph history metric...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Future consideration

We need Continuos collector capabilities on IBM i

We need real time smf extractor and continuous collector capabilities on IBM i systems similar to IBM z mainframes. Please let us know if it could be leveraged Use Case: We need real time smf extractor and continuous collector capabilities on our ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 6 Not under consideration

Provide easy to use "IBM i internal disk performance modeling tool" which supports latest technologies (SSD, NVMe)

Simple and easy to use IBM i internal disk performance modeling tool which supports latest internal storage technologies (SSD/NVMe) is desirable to configure, propose, buy new IBM i server. IBM supplied storage modeling tools do not fulfill the re...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Not under consideration

Add PASE and Java details to Job Watcher call stack information

Job Watcher call stacks, whether via iDoctor or PDI, do not show the very important information regarding Java and PASE call stacks. Investigation into the Job Watcher database files looks like the required information is not collected by Job Watc...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration