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Pinned topic Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

‏2012-11-21T19:04:31Z |

The IBM Performance Management (PM) for PowerLinux is a dynamic, easy to use, performance and capacity planning function that is specifically designed to address the challenges of systems management.

PM for PowerLinux automates many of the functions associated with capacity planning and performance analysis for IBM PowerLinux Systems, and for the IBM Power Systems, IBM System i and IBM System p models running Linux. It's simple, there's nothing that you need to do other than activate the  PM Agent for PowerLinux and periodically check that data is being collected and transmitted to IBM.

The PM Agent for PowerLinux collects performance metrics from the server or partition and sends the data to IBM using either the electronic Service agent or via the Hardware Managment Console (HMC).

Detailed information is available at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/support/perfmgmt/

Updated on 2013-02-27T21:08:14Z at 2013-02-27T21:08:14Z by PMLinuxSupport
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-21T19:16:56Z  
    (PMLinux) - My server is running RHEL 6.3, are there any critical fixes?
    RedHat has posted a zstream kernel fix for the RHEL 6.3 base where CPU utilization metrics (top, vmstat, mpstat, etc) were showing strange and incorrect values.

    This behavior is easily seen on an idle system. The updated kernel is easy to install. 

     See the latest blog post for details.

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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-26T18:38:07Z  
    Is the data collected for the whole system?   or just the single LPAR?
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-26T18:49:53Z  

    (PMLinux) – How do I get the IBM Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PM Agent)?

    For new Linux customers who are ordering Linux from IBM, the PM Agent is distributed with the IBM Installation Tool Kit 5.3 or later.

    For existing Linux users, the PM Agent can be downloaded/installed from the YUM repository.

    Detailed instructions are available at:
    PM Linux reports will not be available until first quarter 2013.  ?
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-29T14:09:32Z  
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    PM Linux reports will not be available until first quarter 2013.  ?
     That is correct.  HOWEVER, it is will be beneficial to start collecting and sending the PM Linux data now, because PM includes many trending graphs that are based on long term data analysis.  Therefore, you would have the benefit of the long term analysis when the graphs become available.
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-29T14:16:10Z  
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    Is the data collected for the whole system?   or just the single LPAR?
     Currently for Linux the data collected is only for the particular server or LPAR. 
     
    PM for AIX or PM for IBM i both support the system wide view.  So, if you have an AIX or IBM i partition, you can enable the system wide view from that partition.
     
    You can find the detailed instructions on how to enable the system wide view at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/support/perfmgmt/
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-29T15:48:40Z  
     Currently for Linux the data collected is only for the particular server or LPAR. 
     
    PM for AIX or PM for IBM i both support the system wide view.  So, if you have an AIX or IBM i partition, you can enable the system wide view from that partition.
     
    You can find the detailed instructions on how to enable the system wide view at: http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/support/perfmgmt/
    Thank you.
     
    Any idea when Linux will be able to gather system-wide information?     Why cannot it do that today?
     
    Does a VIOS server partition count as the AIX LPAR?
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-29T16:23:47Z  
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    Thank you.
     
    Any idea when Linux will be able to gather system-wide information?     Why cannot it do that today?
     
    Does a VIOS server partition count as the AIX LPAR?
     The System View capability is being considered for a future release of the PM Linux agent.
     
    Even though a VIOS server partition is running AIX - the System View capability is not currently supported in a VIOS partition.
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2012-11-29T17:16:18Z  

    (PMLinux) – How do I get the IBM Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PM Agent)?

    For new Linux customers who are ordering Linux from IBM, the PM Agent is distributed with the IBM Installation Tool Kit 5.3 or later.

    For existing Linux users, the PM Agent can be downloaded/installed from the YUM repository.

    Detailed instructions are available at:
    Updated on 2012-11-29T17:16:18Z at 2012-11-29T17:16:18Z by PMLinuxSupport
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    Re: Performance Management Agent for IBM PowerLinux (PMLinux)

    ‏2013-02-27T21:08:14Z  
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    PM Linux reports will not be available until first quarter 2013.  ?
     Linux graphs available

    IBM is pleased to announce the availability of the PM for Power Systems reports in support of Linux. Please see the news item titled ‘PM support for Linux’ for additional information on getting started with Linux

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/support/perfmgmt/news.html#pm_for_power_systems_support_for_linux