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Analyzing IBM i Performance Metrics


Take Advantage of Collection Services

System Performance Monitoring on Power Systems Running IBM i (iSeries, AS/400)

The IBM i operating system is very good at supplying system administrators with built-in tools for security, database management, auditing, and journaling. But the operating system has another gem that often goes overlooked: its ability to automatically, continuously, and efficiently collect performance data.

However, in the absence of a third-party monitoring solution, many elements of performance monitoring not achieved by IBM Navigator for i or Performance Tools—which include real-time alerting and system-specific intervals—can lead to sluggish performance, interruption, and outages.

The purpose of this guide is threefold:

  • Review the commands associated with performance collection services
  • Examine critical system performance metrics that administrators need to monitor and review in order to spot real-time issues and avoid future bottlenecks
  • Outline the most critical features required of a third-party tool and how to incorporate them into your performance monitoring

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