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Performance Tools

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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 monthl...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

Add ability to generate performance graph data from R720 Collection Services data in Navigator for i

Since PM for Power is being discontinued on September 30, 2020, clients need a way to view graphed performance data for all supported releases. Links to external letters for different geographies with the discontinuance statement:IBM Americas - Un...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Not under consideration

Expand the temporary storage metrics in the QAPMSYSTEM file to track each global bucket

The QAPMSYSTEM file in Collection Services has information about system-wide use of temporary storage - but this is grouped into database, non-database, active jobs, and ended jobs. It would be extremely helpful to expand this temporary storage tr...
12 months ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration

Expand metrics visualized by Graph History

Graph History has a defined list of metrics that you can visualize. However, the historical data collected on the system includes many more metrics than are visualized. This RFE is to request additional metrics be added to the graph history metric...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration

Provide easy to use "IBM i internal disk performance modeling tool" which supports latest technologies (SSD, NVMe)

Simple and easy to use IBM i internal disk performance modeling tool which supports latest internal storage technologies (SSD/NVMe) is desirable to configure, propose, buy new IBM i server. IBM supplied storage modeling tools do not fulfill the re...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Not under consideration

Add PASE and Java details to Job Watcher call stack information

Job Watcher call stacks, whether via iDoctor or PDI, do not show the very important information regarding Java and PASE call stacks. Investigation into the Job Watcher database files looks like the required information is not collected by Job Watc...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration

Provide option to specify jobs for which detailed thread data should be OMITTED from the QAPMJOBMI file

In a large system environment, where there are jobs that are known to generate millions of secondary threads per day, Collection Services becomes almost unusable due to the amount of data in the QAPMJOBMI file. This request is to provide an option...
12 months ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Not under consideration

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration

Allow PDI reporting to be scheduled.

Each month I need to present the same charts to several customers.It would be great if reporting could be scheduled for PDI so charts get created and sent by email.Thanks!!! Use Case: Performance and Capacity planning.
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Future consideration

Generate performance reports based on *HSTFILE, and also have the possibility of automate report generation if possible.

I would like to be able to generate reports based on historical data, and also be able to automate it's generation. Use Case: For instance, generate reports on the 1st of each month for the previous months, for CPU utilization, disk arm usage, dis...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 1 Future consideration