To make the reports more useful, you can specify data specific to your installation by
using the lookup tables.
About this task
Lookup tables contain user-defined data that describes your operating environment. You can specify:
First, you must decide how
you want data grouped. You do this by developing a performance and
service-level strategy. See the System Performance Feature Guide for
After developing your strategy, you can modify
the lookup tables for each component to implement your strategy. Update
the lookup tables and provide user-defined data to organize the system
data collected from SMF and other logs. IBM Z Decision Support uses this
data when collecting data into tables and when creating reports.
The Customization chapter
for each component provides details on which lookup tables you must
edit and the information you must supply.
Using the administration dialog, edit the lookup tables using the ISPF editor by performing
Note: If you are editing a lookup table directly from the online installation
procedure, go to Step 4.
From the Administration window, select 4 (Tables).
IBM Z Decision Support displays the Tables window (see Figure 1).
Select the table you want to edit, but do not press Enter.
From the Edit pull-down, select 3 (ISPF editor) and press Enter.
IBM Z Decision Support copies the table rows to a sequential
file and accesses the ISPF editor. An ISPF EDIT window is displayed.
Edit the data in the lookup table.
The first part of the window shows column
labels. You cannot change the column labels.
Type in values in the data area below the column
labels to add site-specific information.
Press F3 (End) when you finish editing the table.
The rows are inserted into the Db2 table
and you return to the Tables window.
Select another lookup table to edit, or press F3 (Exit).
If you select F3, you return to the
Note: You must use the Query
Management Facility (QMF) to edit tables wider than 255
characters. For detailed instructions on using the QMF table editor,
refer to the Db2 Query Management Facility Using Db2 QMF.
the needs of your organization change, so will your service-level
strategy. Update the lookup tables periodically to reflect these changes.