ItmSysp: Collecting Elephants on my Desk and How the HMC Agent Collects Data
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Some time ago, not sure when or why, we started collecting elephants. Now finding a place for an elephant can be difficult, but since these were small elephants made of wood or ceramics, we just needed a small place, but something that would allow each unique elephant to be seen. We have a beautiful old desk with many shelves and slots, and our elephant collection stands out very nicely there. One fun thing about such a collection is looking for just the right elephant to add to it, and it is also fun to remember where each one came from.
However, the Users Guide will not tell you what commands are run on the HMC when the agent collects data. But now I've added a section to the System p Agent Troubleshooting Wiki called:
This new section contains links to a quick guide, which shows all the commands that are used to collect data for each attribute group, then a more detailed guide, which describes exactly how to verify each attribute that is collected. Another way to see what HMC commands the agent is running is to change the logging level to FINEST and take a look at the logs (See number 4 in the wiki's Common Tracing section). Running at FINEST is also a good way to debug any problems the agent might have.
If the data doesn't verify correctly, let us know so we can correct any problems. And let me know if you know where I can get a small, ceramic elephant, maybe in blue, to add to our collection!