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Performance Tools

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Generate performance reports based on *HSTFILE, and also have the possibility of automate report generation if possible.

I would like to be able to generate reports based on historical data, and also be able to automate it's generation. Use Case: For instance, generate reports on the 1st of each month for the previous months, for CPU utilization, disk arm usage, dis...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration

Enable Collection Services to run in Restricted State

Collection services should be enhanced to run in restricted state. Performance data from backups and other restricted state activities would be very useful. System monitor data (if monitors were defined) should be included in this Collection Servi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Future consideration

Enable better time staggering for performance gathering and other tools

The IBM i performance collecting feature is only capable of being scheduled at the hourly minutes of 00, 15, 30, & 45. Essentially, the top, right, bottom, and left of the hour - which happens to be very inconvenient given other workloadsSince...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Not under consideration

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...
12 months 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

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


1) We'll like to use another jobqueue than QBATCH (we can't overrule the QSYSJOBD jobdescription). 2) The file QAITMON should be extended with 'Current user'3) The file QAITMON should be extended with 'Accounting code'4) QAITMON/DTETIM should be a...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Not under consideration