End to End Performance Management on IBM i

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 November 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433810
ISBN-13: 9780738433813
IBM Form #: SG24-7808-00
(296 pages)

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Authors: Hernando Bedoya, Mark Roy, Nandoo Neerukonda, Petri Nuutinen


Monitoring and managing your system’s performance is critical to ensure that you are keeping pace with the changing demands of your business.

To respond to business changes effectively, your system must change too. Managing your system, at first glance, might seem like just another time-consuming job. But the investment soon pays off because the system runs more efficiently, and this is reflected in your business. It is efficient because changes are planned and managed.

Managing performance of any system can be a complex task that requires a thorough understanding of that system’s hardware and software. IBM® i is an industry leader in the area of performance management and has many qualities that are not found in other systems, such as:

- Unparalleled performance metrics
- Always-on collection of metrics
- Graphical investigation of performance data

While understanding all the different processes that affect system performance can be challenging and resolving performance problems requires the effective use of a large suite of tools, the functions offered by IBM i are intended to make this job easier for users.

This IBM Redbooks® publication explains the tasks and rich tools associated with performance management on IBM i.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction to managing performance on IBM i
Chapter 1. Introduction to performance management
Chapter 2. Performance management life cycle
Part 2. IBM i tools
Chapter 3. Overview of data collectors and tools
Chapter 4. IBM i Performance Data Collectors
Chapter 5. Performance data analysis
Chapter 6. Real-time monitoring tools
Chapter 7. Trending and capacity planning tools
Part 3. Best practices and appendixes
Chapter 8. Performance Management best practices
Appendix A. Understanding disk performance metrics
Appendix B. A partition as a business

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