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A Guide to Help Understand:
 The PM for Power Systems Offering and Process
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  • Page 1 IBM Performance Management for Power Systems: Graph Reference Document A Guide to Help Understand:  The PM for Power Systems Offering and Process  The PM for Power Systems Reports...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Registering the Partition to a ‘Group’............... 13 Accessing the PM for Power Systems Website to View Graphs:......13 IBM and Business Partner Access to Graphs ............14 Selecting the Interactive or .PDF Icon to View Graphs..........15 Authorizing IBM Business Partners to View Graphs ........... 16 What to do for Questions ....................
  • Page 3 Processor (MSG)....................... 38 Disk Space (MSG) ....................39 File System (MSG) ....................40 Section 3: IBM i Interactive Graphs ................41 Processor Graphs on IBM i................... 42 Guidelines for Processor Utilization................. 43 Average Processor Utilization in % per Day ............45 Processor Utilization, by the Hour................
  • Page 4 Print Outs Graph ......................69 Jobs Graphs........................70 Number of Jobs per Measured Day ................71 Number of I/O’s for Batch Jobs................72 Processor Time per I/O for Batch Jobs ..............73 Response Time Graphs ....................74 Average Response Time per Measured Day............. 76 Average Response Time by the Hour ...............
  • Page 5: Section 1: Intro To Performance Management For Power Systems

    AIX. This agent automatically gathers non-proprietary performance data from your system and allows you the choice of sending it to IBM®, at your discretion, on a daily or weekly basis. In return, you receive access to reports, tables, and graphs on the Internet that show your specific partition’s (or total system if no partitioning is used) utilization, growth and performance...
  • Page 6: Daily Updates

    Trending Trending data lets you plan for additional capacity when needed. Optionally, your performance data can be uploaded into a tool called the IBM Systems Workload Estimator (WLE) to size for additional growth, server consolidations, or new applications. The combination of PM for Power Systems and IBM Systems Workload Estimator give you an automated, maintenance-free systems management strategy to manage performance and plan for future capacity.
  • Page 7: Systems Management Process Of Pm For Power Systems

    The data is encrypted and sent to a secure IBM site. IBM automatically formats the raw data into reports, tables, and graphs that are easy to understand and interpret. You can review your performance data as often as you choose.
  • Page 8: Transmission Consistency / History

    Transmission Consistency / History It is important that systems / partitions transmit the PM for Power Systems data to IBM on a consistent basis. The collection agent and IBM Service Agent are designed to automatically continuously collect and periodically transmit the data to IBM; however, the possibility exists that transmissions may not occur for a variety of reasons.
  • Page 9: Multiple Operating System Support

    The management of your system is simplified with the ability to stay abreast of utilization. This is true even if you run multiple partitions in different time zones with a mixture of IBM i and AIX. If your system is logically partitioned (LPAR), we recommend that you enable PM Agent on all partitions.
  • Page 10: Interface To The Ibm Systems Workload Estimator

    LPAR. Sizings can be saved and restored for later use. The IBM Systems Workload Estimator tool is offered at no additional cost, saves you time, and provides a projection to size the next logical step for growth.
  • Page 11 Then select the system, systems or partitions you wish to include in the sizing by selecting the respective boxes. Select the servers to transfer to WLE, then click ‘Submit Servers for Sizing’. Your PM for Power Systems data for these partitions is automatically loaded into the Workload Estimator when you follow subsequent prompts.
  • Page 12: Levels Of Service

    Examples of the reports for IBM i and AIX can be found at the bottom of the PM for Power Systems homepage, or in sections 2 and 3 of this reference document.
  • Page 13: Functions Available To Both 'No Additional Charge' And 'Fee' Service

    IBM Hardware and Software Supported PM for Power Systems is supported on all versions and releases of IBM AIX and IBM i that have not reached the ‘End of Program Support’ date. The End of Program Support dates can be found IBM i: http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/suptschedule.html...
  • Page 14: Report Calculation Principles And Definitions

    The basis used for all historical and predicted data is the relative commercial processing workload (CPW) in the case of IBM i, and rperfs in the case of AIX. All models of Power Systems have a performance value that represents the relative amount of processing which can be performed by that model.
  • Page 15: Other Definitions

    Total Utilization on IBM i: This is a ratio of the sum of utilization for IBM i plus the Interactive utilization plus the Batch utilization versus the total processing capacity of the server or partition.
  • Page 16: Terms And Conditions

    Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. In no event will IBM be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this material including,...
  • Page 17: Accessing The Pm For Power Systems Graphs

    On the right hand side of that page is a call out box for PM for Power Systems reports with a link to the actual log in page for report access. https://pmeserver.rochester.ibm.com/PMServerInfo/loginPage.jsp It is at this site that the client must indicate they are a customer and enter the IBM Web ID. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 18: Ibm And Business Partner Access To Graphs

    Click on the customer login radio button, then log in with IBM ID username and password. IBM and Business Partner Access to Graphs IBMers and Business Partner access is facilitated via the respective radio buttons. IBM Business Partners must be authorized by the end user to enable access. (See section below on Authorizing IBM Business Partners to view graphs.)
  • Page 19: Selecting The Interactive Or .Pdf Icon To View Graphs

    Once an LPAR or system is registered (see above), the user is presented with the Server Information Panel (SIP) when signing on with the IBM Web ID. From this screen, the user can select the ‘group’ of systems desired for viewing. All systems / partitions will be in one group if the user did not parse them into separate groups when registering the respective system or partition.
  • Page 20: Authorizing Ibm Business Partners To View Graphs

    As mentioned in the Terms and Conditions section, end users may choose to allow their PM for Power Systems graphs to be viewed by an authorized IBM Business Partner. This is completely at the end user’s discretion and is under their control.
  • Page 21 The Business Partner Authorization form The user must complete all fields. Be sure to input the Business Partner’s CEID in the box highlighted above. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 22: What To Do For Questions

    What to do for Questions Questions of all nature can be directed to your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner. The PM for Power Systems web site is a good source for additional information on many facets of the offering: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/support/perfmgmt/...
  • Page 23: Section 2: Aix Interactive Graphs

    Section 2: AIX Interactive Graphs The Interactive Graphing Client for AIX. Information on the number of cores, disk capacity, and memory assigned to this partition is displayed in the upper right.. If the server or partition has been entitled for full function (fee) access to PM, each graph category tab can be clicked on to select the type of graph to work with.
  • Page 24: Processor Graphs On Aix

    Processor Graphs on AIX Average Processor Utilization in %, per Day Daily Processor Utilization Graph. This graph shows the average processor usage for up to 93 days by shift. It shows: •System CPU (forward slash, green) •User CPU (backward slash, red) The graph will display the percent of processor usage based on the system’s (or logical partitions) current configuration.
  • Page 25: Guidelines For Total Processor Utilization

    Guidelines for Total Processor Utilization These are shown in the ‘FACTS’ at the bottom of most graph pages. These are the processor utilization guidelines that are used to determine if a resource is ‘OK’, ‘marginal’, or ‘critical’. They are based on the number of processors that are configured for the server/LPAR.
  • Page 26: Processor Utilization, By The Hour

    Processor Utilization, by the Hour Hourly Processor Utilization Graph. The Processor Utilization by Hour graph shows the hourly processor utilization average during the last 30-day period, based on the system’s current configuration. This allows you to see how the workload changes during a day. ...
  • Page 27: Peak Processor Utilization, Total - With Trend Projections

    Peak Processor Utilization, Total – with Trend Projections Monthly Processor Utilization with Trending Graph. The Peak Processor Utilization graph shows the average total peak CPU utilization per month for the last 13 months, and it also provides you with a growth trend. It also shows you how the workload changes during a year.
  • Page 28 On the trend months:  The pink diamond shows the calculated peak CPU utilization and projected growth based on the three last months utilization.  The blue square shows the calculated peak CPU utilization and projected growth based on the last six months utilization. ...
  • Page 29: Percent Of Time Runq Over The Limit, Per Day

    Percent of Time RunQ Over the Limit, Per Day Daily RunQ Graph. The RunQ Over the Limit metric represents the percentage of time the run queue (i.e. number of jobs waiting) is greater than 5 times the number of processors in the partition. The minimum value for the number of processors is 5.
  • Page 30: Percent Of Time Runq Over The Limit, Per Hour

    Percent of Time RunQ Over the Limit, Per Hour Hourly RunQ Graph. This is the hourly profile for the RunQ Over the Limit metric, for the interval specified. The black line represents the highest RunQ Over the Limit percentage for the hour during the period specified Note: The RunQ Over the Limit metric represents the percentage of time the run queue (i.e.
  • Page 31: Memory Graphs

    Memory Graphs Memory Usage in %, per Day Daily Memory Utilization Graph. This graph depicts both the ‘peak’ and ‘average’ memory utilization by day. The target guideline for scan rate is < 200 per second. The target Average Scanned / Freed ratio is 5. If the ratio is >...
  • Page 32: Memory Utilization Per Hour

    Memory Utilization per Hour Hourly Memory Utilization Graph. The memory measurement is for the base memory assigned to the partition. The columns represent the average memory utilization during the period and the black line represents the highest hourly utilization during the period. The target guideline for scan rate is <...
  • Page 33: Disk Arm Graphs

    Disk Arm Graphs Peak Disk Arm Utilization in % - Per Day Daily Peak Disk Arm Utilization in %, per Day. This graph displays the average of the two peak hours for disk arm utilization, for each day during the last three months, or the period you choose. The arm utilization is a reflection of the disk arms assigned to the partition, whether internal or external arms.
  • Page 34: Disk Arm Utilization By Hour

    Disk Arm Utilization by Hour Hourly Disk Arm Utilization Graph. The Disk Arm Utilization by Hour graph shows the average disk arm utilization by hour for the last month, or the month or period you select. The Peak Max indicator denotes the disk arm utilization for the single highest hour during the period.
  • Page 35: Peak Disk Arm Utilization In Percent - With Trend Projections

    Peak Disk Arm Utilization in Percent - with Trend Projections Monthly Peak Disk Arm Utilization with Trending Graph. This graph shows the average peak disk arm utilization for up to 13 months, and a 3, 6 and 12 month trend projection for the two busiest hours per measured day during the period. The trend months are the three last months shown at the right of the graph.
  • Page 36: Disk Graphs

    Disk Graphs Disk Space Usage in % - per Day Daily Disk Space Utilization Graph. The Disk Space Usage in % per Day graph shows the disk space utilization for the last three months or the period you choose. It shows: ...
  • Page 37: Disk Space Usage In Mb - With Trend Projections

    Disk Space Usage in MB – with Trend Projections Monthly Disk Space Utilization with Trending Graph. This graph shows the monthly disk space utilization for the specified range, up to twelve months. The height of the columns reflects the total internal and external disk assigned to the partition. It also displays the projected usage for the following three months based on usage trends over the last 3, 6, and 12 months.
  • Page 38: File System Usage In Mb - With Trend Projections

    File System Usage in MB – with Trend Projections Monthly File System Usage with Trending Graph. This graph shows the monthly file system utilization for the specified range, up to twelve months. It also displays the projected usage for the following three months based on usage trends over the last 3, 6, and 12 months.
  • Page 39: I/O Graphs

    I/O Graphs Disk I/O Per Second for User Jobs Hourly Disk IOs per Second for User Jobs Graph. This graph displays the average of disk I/O per second rates during each hour for the specified period. This will allow you to evaluate if your workload is I/O intensive or CPU intensive by comparing this graph to the Processor Seconds Per I/O graph.
  • Page 40: Processor Seconds Per I/O For User Jobs

    Processor Seconds per I/O for User Jobs Hourly Processor Seconds per IO for User Jobs Graph. This graph displays the processor usage per I/O during each hour for the specified period. This will allow you to evaluate if your workload is I/O intensive or CPU intensive by comparing this graph to the Disk I/O per Second graph.
  • Page 41: Facts Table

    Facts Table System Resources Summary System Resources Summary Report. This report displays the average, peak average, and maximum values for Total Processor Utilization, Disk Usage, File System Usage, and Memory Utilization for the specified period. The number of months growth remaining until the respective metric is projected to reach the guideline is also calculated and displayed.
  • Page 42: Management Summary Graphs (Msg)

    Management Summary Graphs (MSG) The MSG graphs are available as part of the no additional charge offering of PM for Power Systems. There are three graphs available:  Processor  Disk Space  File System Space Processor (MSG) Processor Management Summary Graph. This graph provides a view of the total processor utilization for the shift for the partition (or system if no partitions exist) for the period.
  • Page 43: Disk Space (Msg)

    Disk Space (MSG) Disk Space Management Summary Graph. This graph is a measure of the average percent full of available capacity for the hard disk assigned to the partition (or total system if there is no partitioning on the system). Both internal and external disk assigned to the partition are consolidated into one measurement.
  • Page 44: File System (Msg)

    File System (MSG) File System Management Summary Graph. This graph provides a consolidated average percent full of all file systems assigned to the partition. It includes file systems residing on both internal and external disk. The graph shows the current monthly utilization, the color for the month and then shows a 12 month projection based on up to 13 months prior history, if available.
  • Page 45: Section 3: Ibm I Interactive Graphs

    Section 3: IBM i Interactive Graphs The Interactive Graphing Client for IBM i. Information on the number of cores, disk capacity, and memory assigned to this partition is displayed in the upper right. If the server or partition has been entitled for full function (fee) access to PM, each graph category tab can be clicked on to select the type of graph to work with.
  • Page 46: Processor Graphs On Ibm I

    Processor Graphs on IBM i Processor cycles used are classified into one of three categories based on the job type of the process involved for IBM i partitions:  I = Interactive (Jobtype = I)  B = Batch (Jobtype = B) ...
  • Page 47: Guidelines For Processor Utilization

    Guidelines for Processor Utilization These guidelines are shown in the ‘FACTS’ at the bottom of most graph pages. Total Utilization Guidelines These are the processor utilization guidelines that are used to determine if a resource is ‘OK’, marginal, or ‘critical’. They are based on the number of processors that are configured for the server/LPAR.
  • Page 48 System and Interactive Guidelines This metric shows how much both the system jobs and the interactive jobs are using of the processor cycles. Interactive response time can deteriorate when the total of the system and interactive cycles approaches or exceeds the values identified in the table below: Guidelines for System and Interactive Utilization Number of Average Marginal %...
  • Page 49: Average Processor Utilization In % Per Day

    Average Processor Utilization in % per Day Daily Processor Utilization Graph. The Average Processor Utilization in % per Day graph shows the average processor utilization per measured day during the period for three groups of priorities. The symbols used on this graph are explained as follows: ...
  • Page 50: Processor Utilization, By The Hour

    Processor Utilization, by the Hour Hourly Processor Utilization Graph. The Processor Utilization by Hour graph shows the hourly processor utilization average during the last 30-day period. This allows you to see how the workload changes during a day. The symbols used on this graph are explained as follows: ...
  • Page 51: Peak Processor Utilization, Total - With Trend Projections

    Peak Processor Utilization, Total – with Trend Projections Monthly Peak Processor Utilization and Trending Graph. The Peak Processor Utilization graph shows the average total peak processor utilization per month of the last 13 months, and provides you with a growth trend. It also shows you how the workload changes during a year.
  • Page 52: Peak Interactive Processor - With Trend Projections

    Peak Interactive Processor – with Trend Projections Monthly Peak Interactive Processor Utilization and Trending Graph. The Peak Interactive Processor with Trend Projections graph shows the average processor utilization for interactive jobs (Jobtype = I) during the last thirteen months. It also shows the corresponding CPW value used for the two busiest hours for the shift during the period.
  • Page 53 The trend projects the processor utilization for the next three months.  The backward slash (green) at the bottom of the three rightmost months (trend months) shows the level of processor utilization that is considered acceptable.  The crosshatch (dark yellow) in the middle shows the level of processor utilization that is considered marginal.
  • Page 54: Memory Graphs

    Memory Graphs Currently, there is no method to directly measure the memory usage within a partition. We can indirectly observe the rate of moving data between disk and main storage. The utilizations shown below are actually the percentages of time spent faulting. They do not depict the amount of memory being used.
  • Page 55: Percent Of Time Faulting, Per Day

    Percent of Time Faulting, Per Day Daily Percent of Time Faulting Graph The Percent of Time Faulting, Per Day graph shows the time spent faulting in a percent for each day for the last three months, or the period you choose. The Peak represents the single busiest hour during the shift.
  • Page 56: Percent Of Time Faulting, Per Hour

    Percent of Time Faulting, Per Hour Hourly Percent of Time Faulting Graph. The Percent of Time Faulting, Per Hour graph shows time spent faulting in percent per hour for the last month, or the period you choose.  The average of the hours is indicated by the forward slash (blue) column. ...
  • Page 57: Disk Arm Graphs

    You must examine both memory and disk arm utilization to understand the necessary action to take. Three types of disk arm graphs are available in PM for Power Systems in support of IBM i as explained in the following sections: ...
  • Page 58: Peak Disk Arm Utilization In %, Per Day

    Peak Disk Arm Utilization in %, per Day Daily Disk Arm Utilization Graph. The Disk Arm Utilization in % graph shows the peak disk arm utilization for the last three months, or the period you choose. The information under the Facts heading at the bottom of the graph states the recommended guidelines for marginal and critical peak utilization and the months calculated to reach this guideline with your percent usage.
  • Page 59: Disk Arm Utilization By Hour

    Disk Arm Utilization by Hour Hourly Disk Arm Utilization Graph. The Disk Arm Utilization by Hour graph shows the average disk arm utilization by hour for the last month, or the month you select. The information under the Facts heading at the bottom of the graph states the recommended guidelines for marginal and critical peak utilization.
  • Page 60: Peak Disk Arm Utilization In % - With Trend Projections

    Peak Disk Arm Utilization in % - with Trend Projections Monthly Peak Disk Arm Utilization and Trending Graph. The Peak Disk Arm Utilization in %, with Trend Projections graph shows the average disk arm utilization, in percent, of the two busiest hours per day. Because it is an average, values for shorter periods can exceed or be lower than what is indicated on the graph.
  • Page 61 The trend projects the disk arm utilization for the next three months.  The backward slash (dark green) in the bottom shows the level of peak disk arm utilization that is considered acceptable.  The crosshatch (yellow) in the middle shows the level of peak disk arm utilization that is considered marginal.
  • Page 62: Disk Usage (Capacity) Graphs

    PM for Power Systems for IBM i includes trend lines for disk utilization based on the previous three and six months of historical data, in addition to thirteen months. This allows you to more easily see rapid changes in usage over a short period of time.
  • Page 63: Disk Space Usage In % Per Day

    Disk Space Usage in % per Day Daily Disk Space Utilization Graph. This graph shows the disk space utilization for the last three months or the period you choose up to the last 24 months, if data is available, by using the Customize Graph function. The recommended guidelines for marginal and critical peak percentage are stated under the Facts section at the bottom of the graph.
  • Page 64: Disk Space Usage In Percent With Trend Projections

    Disk Space Usage in Percent with Trend Projections Monthly Disk Space Utilization and Trending Graph. This graph shows the average disk space utilization for up to 13 months and a three-month trend projection for space utilization based on the last 3, 6 or 12 months history. The symbols used on this graph are explained as follows: ...
  • Page 65 The trend projects the disk space utilization for the next three months.  The backward slash (dark green) area in the bottom of the graph of the last three trend months shows the level of disk space utilization that is considered acceptable. ...
  • Page 66: Communication Lines Graph

    Communication Lines Graph Communication Lines Graph. The Communication Lines graph shows the average communication line utilization for the last three months for each communication line that is varied on during the collection period. The line utilization must be greater than one percent to be shown in the graph. The Y-axis shows the name of each communication line that is in use.
  • Page 67: Transaction Volumes Graphs

     The response times of the transactions PM for Power Systems in support of IBM i gives you the opportunity to monitor both transaction rates and response times to help understand this correlation. You can make predictions that are more accurate in capacity planning when you understand this correlation. For example, you can use this information to help plan for future changes in business volumes if you find that a 20% increase in business volumes leads to a 40% increase in transaction rates.
  • Page 68: Transaction Volume Per Hour

    Transaction Volume per Hour Daily Transaction Volume per Hour Graph. In the Transaction Volume per Hour graph, the thin blue line illustrates the average interactive transaction volume per hour for each day during the last three months. The thick red line shows the average transaction volume for the hour that had the most transactions for each day during the last three months.
  • Page 69: Transaction Volume Per Hour, History And Trend

    Transaction Volume per Hour, History and Trend Monthly Transaction Volume per Hour and Trending Graph. The Transaction Volume per Hour – History and 3 Month Trend graph shows the average number of transactions per hour over a period of 13 months. The trend for the next three months is calculated based on this data.
  • Page 70: Transactions Per Hour

    Transactions per Hour Hourly Transactions per Hour Graph. The Transactions per Hour graph shows the average number of transactions for all users per hour. You can chose up to 31 days worth of data to display on this graph. Under the Facts section, you see the average transaction characteristics for the current and previous two months.
  • Page 71: Average Number Of I/O's Per Transaction

    Average Number of I/O’s per Transaction Hourly I/O’s per Transaction Graph. The Average Number of I/Os per Transaction graph shows the average number of I/Os per transaction for all users per hour. Both the total number of I/Os per transaction and the number of synchronous I/Os per transaction are shown.
  • Page 72: Processor Utilization For The Average Transaction Per Hour

    Processor Utilization for the Average Transaction per Hour Hourly Processor Utilization for the Average Transaction Graph. The Processor Utilization for the Average Transaction per Hour graph shows the amount of CPU time used per transaction. The Facts section of the graph displays the average transaction characteristics for the current and previous two months.
  • Page 73: Print Outs Graph

    Print Outs Graph Hourly Print Outs Graph. The PM for Power Systems Print Outs report in support of IBM i shows the average number of pages per hour being submitted both interactively and in total. The Printouts Report shows the number of pages written to output queues. This might not be identical to the number of pages printed to the printer.
  • Page 74: Jobs Graphs

    Jobs Graphs The PM for Power Systems in support of IBM i ‘Jobs’ graphs show the number of interactive and batch jobs that are run each day. The report also shows the I/O and CPU usage for batch jobs. The Facts section at the bottom of each graph shows the current and previous two months.
  • Page 75: Number Of Jobs Per Measured Day

    Number of Jobs per Measured Day Daily Number of Jobs Graph. An interactive job starts when a user signs on to the system and ends when the user signs off. A batch job begins when the job becomes active from the job queue. The Number of Jobs per Measured Day graph shows the number of active jobs per measured day during the period.
  • Page 76: Number Of I/O's For Batch Jobs

    Number of I/O’s for Batch Jobs Number of I/O’s by Hour for Batch Jobs Graph. An increase in the number of batch synchronous I/O over a time period can indicate that:  More batch work is being done  Work management settings of the partition are changed ...
  • Page 77: Processor Time Per I/O For Batch Jobs

    Processor Time per I/O for Batch Jobs Processor Time per I/O by Hour for Batch Jobs Graph. An increase in batch job CPU utilization can result if jobs use more and more CPU over time. The CPU Usage for Batch Jobs graph shows the average CPU seconds per I/O spent. The Facts section shows the average batch characteristics for all batch jobs for the reported month, plus the last two months.
  • Page 78: Response Time Graphs

    Response Time Graphs The Response Time graphs illustrate the response time by the hour and by the day. All response times are the system measured internal System i response times. They do not include the transmission time on communications lines. Response time is measured from points two through five, as shown in this figure.
  • Page 79 4. This step indicates the End of Resource Utilization Time (EOR). The application program completes using system resources. This normally coincides with the End of Transaction (EOT). The program has performed an operation that causes workstation I/O to send data to the display station at this point.
  • Page 80: Average Response Time Per Measured Day

    Average Response Time per Measured Day Daily Average Response Time Graph. The Average Response Time per Measured Day graph shows the internally measured IBM i response time average for all the interactive jobs, for each day, for the last three months.
  • Page 81: Average Response Time By The Hour

    Average Response Time by the Hour Hourly Average Response Time Graph. The Average Response Time by the Hour graph shows the internal IBM i average response time for all users, for each hour. You can select a maximum range of 31 days on this graph when using the Customize Graph function.
  • Page 82: Local Response Time Graphs

    Local Response Time Graphs Available Local Response Time graphs include:  Average Response Time per Measured Day  Average Response Time by the Hour Note: If you do not have twinax devices, these graphs are empty. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 83: Average Response Time Per Measured Day

    Average Response Time per Measured Day Daily Local Terminals Average Response Time Graph. The Average Response Time per Measured Day graph for local terminals shows the response time of the system for local terminal users (traditional displays) attached with twinax cables. This includes all the 5250-type terminals and those that emulate 5250 devices (for example, PCs with twinax cards).
  • Page 84: Average Response Time By The Hour

    Average Response Time by the Hour Hourly Local Average Response Time Graph. The Average Response Time by the Hour graph for local terminals shows the response time of the system for local terminal users (traditional displays) by hour. Displays must be attached via twinax.
  • Page 85: Pc Response Time Graphs

    PC Response Time Graphs Available PM for Power Systems Local Response Time reports and graphs include:  Average Response Time per Measured Day  Average Response Time per Hour Attention: If PCs are connected using the TCP/IP protocol, these graphs are empty. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 86: Average Response Time Per Measured Day - Pcs

    Average Response Time per Measured Day - PCs Daily PC Average Response Time Graph. This graph shows the response time of the system for all PC users connected using Systems Network Architecture (SNA) protocols. The chart illustrates the average response time for each day.
  • Page 87: Average Response Time Per Hour - Pcs

    Average Response Time per Hour – PCs Hourly PC Average Response Time Graph. This graph shows the response time of the system for all PC users connected using Systems Network Architecture (SNA) protocols. The chart illustrates the average response time for each hour.
  • Page 88: Fact Sheets - Reports

    Fact Sheets - Reports In the PDF version of the reports, Fact Sheet information is available as Fact Sheet 1 and Fact Sheet 2. Viewed interactively, the same information is depicted as individual graphs or charts. Fact Sheet 1 Fact Sheet 1 Report. Fact Sheet 1 contains the top ten list for: ...
  • Page 89: Fact Sheet 2

    Fact Sheet 2 Fact Sheet 2 Report. Fact Sheet 2 shows details for the reported period as follows:  Technical specifications for the system being reported  The period for which the report is generated along with business days and shift information ...
  • Page 90: Fact Sheets - Charts

    Fact Sheets - Charts The PM for Power Systems Interactive Graphic Client in support of IBM i shows the Fact Sheet information in graphic format. Available Fact Sheet information includes:  Response Time  Average Response Time  Transactions Volumes ...
  • Page 91: Response Time

    Response Time Response Time Chart The Response Time chart shows the 10 users with the longest combined response times in seconds during the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 92: Response Time - Average

    Response Time - Average Response Time – Average Chart The Response Time – Average chart shows the 10 users with the longest average response times in seconds during the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 93: Transactions Volumes

    Transactions Volumes Transactions Volumes Chart The Transactions Volume chart shows the 10 users with the most transactions during the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 94: Transaction Analysis - I/O

    Transaction Analysis – I/O Transaction Analysis – I/O Chart The Transaction Analysis – I/O chart shows the 10 users with the most I/Os per transaction in the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 95: Transaction Analysis - Processor Time

    Transaction Analysis – Processor time Transaction Analysis – Processor Time Chart The Transaction Analysis – Processor Time chart shows the 10 users with the most processor time per transaction in the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 96: Batch Jobs - Processor Time

    Batch Jobs – Processor Time Batch Jobs – Processor Time Chart The Batch Jobs – Processor Time chart shows the 10 batch jobs with the most processor time per job during the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 97: Batch Jobs - I/O

    Batch Jobs – I/O Batch Jobs – I/O Chart The Batch Jobs – I/O chart shows the 10 batch jobs with the most I/Os per second during the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 98: Batch Jobs - Most Frequent

    Batch Jobs – Most Frequent Batch Jobs - Most Frequent Chart The Batch Jobs - Most Frequent chart shows the 10 batch jobs that ran most frequently in the measured period. PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 99: System Values Report

    System Values Report System Values Report Note: The IBM i user interface function for adjusting system values is System i Navigator; or as of Version 6.1, IBM Systems Director Navigator for i (a browser based user interface). In the following discussion, these will be collectively referred to as the graphical user interface or GUI. In prior releases, this interface was referred to as iSeries Navigator.
  • Page 100 To learn more about system values and performance tuning, search on performance system values in the IBM i Information Center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/ PM for Power Systems Graph Reference Document...
  • Page 101: System Resources Summary

    System Resources Summary System Resources Summary Report Use the PM for Power Systems in support of IBM i interactive graphic client to display the Management Summary Report. It is also part of the Fact Sheet 2 .pdf report, as shown above.
  • Page 102: Management Summary Graphs (Msg)

    Management Summary Graphs (MSG) These graphs are an entitlement as part of the no additional charge, PM for Power Systems offering. (See the Levels of Service topic above - refer to Table of Contents.) The drop-down options in the interactive function include: ...
  • Page 103: Processor - Interactive Capacity (Msg)

    Processor – Interactive Capacity Graph (MSG) The guideline established for interactive work is reflection of the available system or partition assigned to interactive work. Some systems are limited in their interactive capability by IBM i Edition or interactive feature card .
  • Page 104: Processor - System + Interactive (Msg)

    Processor - System + Interactive (MSG) Processor - System + Interactive Graph (MSG) This calculation is a combined calculation comparing the system (e.g. IBM i) workload plus the interactive workload to available system (or partition) capacity. This graphic uses the colors to indicate the current status of the resource and the projected status for the next 12 months.
  • Page 105: Processor (Msg)

    Processor (MSG) Processor Graph (MSG) This is a utilization calculation based on combining the interactive, batch and system (e.g. IBM i) total workloads as compared to total CPU cycles assigned to the partition. This graphic uses the colors to indicate the current status of the resource and the projected status for the next 12 months.
  • Page 106: Disk Space (Msg)

    Disk Space (MSG) Disk Space Graph (MSG) This calculation represents a combined utilization in terms of percentage full for the internal and external disk assigned to the partition. This graphic uses the colors to indicate the current status of the resource and the projected status for the next 12 months.
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