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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 11, 2020

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 monthly PDF reports. Today you cannot create an montlhy PDF report of historical performance data
-You can create daily PDF reports based *mgtcol but not on the QPFRHIST members in PDI, I would be xtremely valuable to be able to present an similar report as pm400 , -Our beleive is that PDI is already beter then pm400 but lacks the ability of monhtly pdf report that you can create own report defifinitions- Please -Customers is "upset"


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. This would be valuable new function.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key 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.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2021

    This is not a simple request, and thus will not be delivered this year. The Performance Tools team considers this an important function and we will be working on it for a future delivery.

  • Guest
    Feb 19, 2021

    I would like to add if possible, Many CEO.s/IT request the "Executive" part of the old ibm pm400. Its the 1 most important issue to them that they no longer can get. If this could be included in nav i PDI to create an PDF a lot of customers would be very happy

  • Guest
    Jan 18, 2021

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

    The ability to schedule PDi reports, in general, would be a useful addition. If an API could be made available (perhaps via an IBM i Service) then this would be very useful. The comment about generating PDF is currently partially delivered but it would be useful to have this output type available as an option across the board.

    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

  • Guest
    Dec 18, 2020

    We are gratefull that ibm has made this improvement making it possible to export chart while viewing graph history.
    -Hopefully IBM has in its plans to allow us to utlize the performance Reports definition , so that we can create our own
    set of Graph History and in PDF format. And if Ibm could make it possible to schedule to run the create history report pdf.s
    -That would be something We and all our customers would appreciate. The problem is when a lot of customer/lpar running IBM i
    and you have to manually per lpar need to export history graphs. -The pm400 report was very much appriceated by the customers and they are all asking where it is. -As i mentioned in the RFE the PDI is an very much better tool and contains all the qraphs we need ,, Wait buckets and so on , yes, we need to save the performance data in the lpar , but that is a none problem.
    -Keep up your good work !

  • Guest
    Dec 17, 2020

    As the first step in moving toward the Graph History report support, we released the ability to Export Graph History charts in the 2020 3rd Quarter Navigator for i PTFs. This is not the report pdf format utilizing the Performance Reports definition and function as requested in this RFE, but allows you to export any chart while viewing Graph History charts on your browser (which up till now was not possible). If you haven't tried this out yet, get the latest PTFs and do so: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/1164076

  • Guest
    Dec 11, 2020

    Attachment (Description): Inavigator PDI Reports