[Orca-users] AIX monitors for Orca

Rajesh Verma Rajesh.Verma at PalmettoHealth.org
Mon Aug 23 11:54:02 PDT 2004


I know the orca perl script for AIX is good in terms of very less data.

NMON is IBM certified tool now. It does not come with the O/S but can
be downloaded from IBM site. Its free. Its just like top in linux.


>>> "David Michaels" <dragon at raytheon.com> 8/23/2004 2:20:19 PM >>>
I've looked at the data files that nmon spits out.  They're definitely

designed for spreadsheet processing -- parsing through them to generate

orcallated data using perl and/or unix toolkits is going to be a bear. 

They're also /enormous/ data files, by comparison.  I think the aix 
orcallator that Rajesh contributed a few months ago that we've been 
tweaking is going to be more productive, and will ultimately represent

the same data.  Also, I think nmon requires a lot more overhead than a

perl script would -- I don't think it's designed to run 24x7 as SOP,
rather, to be run during specific intervals while you're trying to fix

an already-identified performance problem.

Rajesh - do you know whether nmon is part of the standard AIX OS 
install, or is it a separate (cost? free?) product that must be 
specifically installed by the user for monitoring purposes?


Blair Zajac wrote:

> Rajesh Verma wrote:
>> Blair,
>> Did you receive the 2 files I sent you. If you can use the data and
>> create the graph using orca, that would be great.
>> Please let us know if you need more data to work on.
>> -Rajesh
> Hi Rajesh,
> You mean the 18 Mbyte email?  Yes, I got the files.
> I won't have any time to work on the AIX data gatherer integration 
> with Orca, so if an AIX user wants to work on this, let me know.
> Regards,
> Blair
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