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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 31, 2019

Add Job Temporary Storage metric to Properties for top contributing jobs for Temporary Storage Utilization

Using Graph History to show Temporary Storage Utilization over time and discover consistent growth over time. Zoom in to see details and find the top contributors - a list of jobs is produced, and I can then click on a job to review its properties.

However, the job temporary storage metric is not included in the properties and I cannot assess how much it is changing from one point in time to the next.

Use Case:

I am troubleshooting an issue with temporary storage utilization. Graph history with the temporary storage utilization nicely shows how the temporary storage use is increasing, and I can see the top contributing jobs. It would be extremely valuable to capture the value of the job's temporary storage use in the properties field to compare from point to point to confirm the guilty job.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2019

    Yes, the flyover information on the top contributors is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for the update.

  • Guest
    Sep 11, 2019

    When looking at the top contributors, the detail data field JBCURTMP from file QAPMHDJOBM is used to provide flyover information on the top contributors. This chart is sorted by the current temporary storage used, and the first field shown is the temp storage in MB. Is that what you are looking for?

  • Guest
    Sep 3, 2019

    I have discovered that the flyover information for the top contributors shows the value collected for that data point. As such, this RFE may be closed since the function already exists.