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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 22, 2020

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 important only recording the peak usage and average usage will no longer do. a graph showing the pre-start job usage related to the CPU consumption is an add-on when tuning for optimal performance.


Use Case:

When CPU consumption is high on your system, with the current available graphs it is hard to relate this to a possible increase on the number of jobs actiev on the system. This vital information is missing in PDI

When you are looking for information to tune pre-start jobs an average or peak usage does not tell the story how the use of pre-start jobs is evolving during the day. In order to configure pre-start an extra graph showing this will clearly direct you in setting the correct parameters for a better performance.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 20, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    To have this information for performance tuning would be most helpful as there are currently no alteratives.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM