Monitoring Db2 for IBM i
The Db2 for IBM i sensor is automatically deployed and installed after you install the Instana agent.
- Supported versions
- Metrics collection
Supported IBM i platforms are: 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5.
Note: Currently, we are supporting only remote monitoring of Db2 for IBM i.
The monitoring of Db2 for IBM i will be automatically started once the IBM i configuration is in place and Collections Services is started. Please follow the IBM i Series configuration instructions.
The Db2 for IBM i will be presented as a separate entity within the IBM i dashboard.
Collection Services configuring and startup
Collection Services Configuration
In order to configure Collection Services, Configure Performance Collection (
CFGPFRCOL) command can be used. Configure Performance Collection command changes certain collection attributes and determines how Collection Services
will manage data collection. The following example shows how
CFGPFRCOL command can be used in order to configure Collection Services to collect data relevant for Instana monitoring:
CFGPFRCOL INTERVAL(00.25) LIB(QPFRDATA) DFTCOLPRF(*STANDARD) CYCTIME(000000) CYCITV(01) RETPERIOD(00001 *HOURS) ENBSYSMON(*YES) CRTDBF(*YES) CRTPFRSUM(*NONE) SYSMONCGY(*SYSMONDFT)
|INTERVAL||Default polling interval||15 seconds|
|LIB||Collection library name||QPFRDATA|
|DFTCOLPRF||Default collection profile||STANDARD|
|CYCTIME||Begin collecting data in a new management collection object (*MGTCOL object)||at 00:00|
|CYCITV||Cycle collecting data in a new management collection object (*MGTCOL object)||24 hours|
|RETPERIOD||Management collection object (*MGTCOL object) retention period||1 hour|
|ENBSYSMON||If Collection Services provide support for system monitoring||YES|
|CRTDBF||Submit the Create Performance Data (CRTPFRDTA) job||YES|
|CRTPFRSUM||Create additional summary type data for the standard database collection||NONE|
|SYSMONCGY||System monitoring category||SYSMONDFT|
More detailed information can be found here.
Collection Services startup
In order to configure Collection Services, Start Performance Collection (
STRPFRCOL) command can be used in the following way:
STRPFRCOL COLPRF(*CFG) CYCCOL(*YES)
|COLPRF||Collection profile name (*STANDARDP)||CFG|
|CYCCOL||Cycle Collection Services data collection||YES|
More detailed information can be found here.
To view the metrics, select Infrastructure in the sidebar of the Instana User interface, click a specific monitored host, and then you can see a host dashboard with all the collected metrics and monitored processes.
- Collection Services
- Collection Services Library name
|Active queries||Total number of queries currently active.||15 seconds|
|Logical database reads||Total number of times the database module was called by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Logical database writes||Total number of times the internal database write function was called by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Asynchronous database reads||Total number of asynchronous physical database read operations for database functions for all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Asynchronous database writes||Total number of asynchronous physical database write operations for database functions for all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Synchronous database reads||Total number of physical synchronous database read operations for database functions for all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Synchronous database writes||Total number of physical synchronous database write operations for database functions for all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Database commit operations||Total number of database commit operations performed by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Database rollback operations||Total number of database rollback operations performed by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Miscellaneous logical database operations||The number of miscellaneous logical database operations (updates, deletes, force-end-of-data, opens, closes, and releases) performed by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|Plans in SQL plan cache||Total number of plans currently in the SQL plan cache.||15 seconds|
|Plan cache size||The current size (in megabytes) of the SQL plan cache.||15 seconds|
|Plan cache size limit||The maximum size (in megabytes) that the SQL plan cache is allowed to be.||15 seconds|
|SQL cursor count||Total cumulative number of SQL cursors that were full opened by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|
|SQL cursor reuse||Total cumulative number of SQL cursors that were pseudo-opened by all jobs within the interval.||15 seconds|