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Performance Tools

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CGI PDI Enable History Performance Reports PDF

Inavigator PDI Performance Data Investigator.Create Report of History Performance data , and preferably to be able to schedule them. Use Case: PM400 is End Of Support by IBM , There is an high demand from our IBM i customers to have similar monthl...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

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...
27 days ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 0 Submitted

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

Add ability to generate performance graph data from R720 Collection Services data in Navigator for i

Since PM for Power is being discontinued on September 30, 2020, clients need a way to view graphed performance data for all supported releases. Links to external letters for different geographies with the discontinuance statement:IBM Americas - Un...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 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

Allow PDI reporting to be scheduled.

Each month I need to present the same charts to several customers.It would be great if reporting could be scheduled for PDI so charts get created and sent by email.Thanks!!! Use Case: Performance and Capacity planning.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Future consideration

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 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

PDI - CPU/Jobs/Pre-start jobs graph

When using PDI the CPU can be viewed at from a wide variety of different angels. We are missing a graph showing the number of jobs on the system related to the CPU consumption. As in today's world pre-start jobs on IBM i are becoming more and more...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration