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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Storage
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 5, 2022

Change the calculated storage size returned by SNMP to be more in line with what the query (QSYS2.ASP_INFO) and WRKSYSSTS return

SNMP shows the following:

.1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.1

StorageAllocationUnits = 32768


.1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1

StorageSize = 315593355


.1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.1

StorageUsed = 180845384


The math against those numbers gives me Total Storage = 9631.1449 and Used Storage = 5518.9624 but when I look at the system or query QSYS2.ASP_INFO I see Total Storage = 10341.364 and Used Storage = 4415.545. They both come out to 57.3043% used but the numbers are different 9.6TB compared to 10.3TB.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 8, 2022
    If you take the SNMP data and convert it to TB you also end up 10.3. Most of the IBM i storage APIs return base10 calculations where 1K=1000 (1TB = 10^12) and not 1024. The SNMP uses base 2 calculations where 1K does equal 1024 or 1 TiB = 2^40. We probably will not change since that is what consumers of SNMP are expecting.