Interpreting the Accounting trace report and applying rules of thumb

Using an Accounting trace report for a specific problem analysis and applying expert rules of thumb.

The long Accounting trace report shows much information, probably much more than you need for a quick analysis. A good way of looking at the data is to focus on a few key indicators and apply a few simple rules and ratios, known as rules of thumb (ROTs). Rules of thumb have been assembled by DB2 experts in the field over many years and are proven to be valuable criteria to measure the performance of applications in a Db2 system.

Rules of thumb (ROTs) are also implemented as samples in the Performance Warehouse. You can examine the ROT definitions and use the Performance Warehouse to evaluate your Db2 systems. For more information, see Monitoring Performance from Performance Expert Client.