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

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 05 August 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738490466
ISBN-13: 9780738490465
IBM Form #: SG24-6059-00
(258 pages)

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


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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