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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 6, 2022

Enhance the System Limits Alerting Cadence (SQL7062) to be customizable and more frequent than once per day

The system limits alerting is very useful to notify system administrators of potentially severe issues. However, the alert message is only sent once per day, when collection services is cycled; which is typically at midnight. Cycling Collection Services more often just to check for and send the alert is not an option as 24-hour collections are desired. If an unexpected situation occurs during business hours, this message will not get sent until midnight; it may be useful, but that may be too late in runaway situations. The alerting cadence should be more frequent. Rather than guessing at a cadence, please make it configurable in a manner similar to the consumption level that causes the alert to be generated.
Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2023

    Thank you!

  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2022
    This enhancement was delivered in December 2022 with IBM i 7.5 PTF Group level 3 and IBM i 7.4 PTF Group level 23.

    The PROCESS_SYSTEM_LIMITS_ALERTS procedure, which provides the support, has been documented. The procedure allows the client to generate system limits alerts at whatever cadence is required without needing to cycle Collection Services.

    This procedure is introduced in the User-initiated alerts section on this page:
    It is described in IBM Documentation here:

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Jul 4, 2022
    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it.