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Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Performance Toolkit for VM

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 05 August 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738490466
ISBN-13: 9780738490465
IBM Form #: SG24-6059-00

Authors: Gregory Geiselhart, Bruce Dailey, Dean DiTommaso, Bernard Royole Degieux, Klaus Egeler, Mario Held, Livio Sousa and Roger Thibault

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    This IBM Redbooks publication discusses Performance Toolkit for VM, a performance monitoring and analysis tool for z/VM. Derived from the earlier FCON/ESA product, Performance Toolkit for VM enables system administrators to collect and analyze VM performance data. Both real-time and history data can be processed by Performance Toolkit for VM, and it provides most of the functions that are available in Real Time Monitor (RTM) and Performance Reporting Facility (PRF).

    In this book, we present an overview of the functions and features of Performance Toolkit for VM. We show how to navigate through its major monitoring screens and configure it. We also describe configuration for monitoring remote z/VM systems. Using examples, we illustrate how to monitor your z/VM system to identify potential performance problems. Major performance factors for running Linux guests under z/VM are discussed.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Performance Toolkit for VM at a glance

    Chapter 2. Navigating through Performance Toolkit for VM

    Chapter 3. Configuring Performance Toolkit for VM

    Chapter 4. Remote access and monitoring

    Chapter 5. Understanding z/VM configuration

    Chapter 6. Analyzing I/O and network performance

    Chapter 7. Understanding LPAR configuration

    Chapter 8. Monitoring Linux guests

    Chapter 9. RTM and PRF functions in Performance Toolkit for VM

    Chapter 10. Performance Toolkit for VM updates for function level 510

    Appendix A. Monitoring for z/VM

    Appendix B. Performance Toolkit for VM sample files

    Appendix C. Adding VM page space

    Appendix D. Sample tools


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