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The performance components in IBM Navigator for i include Performance Data Investigator (PDI), Performance Collection Manager and web-based GUI interfaces for Collection Services, Job Watcher, Disk Watcher, Batch Model, Performance Explorer, and Historical performance data unique to IBM i.


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Performance Tools GUI:

The performance components in IBM Navigator for i include Performance Data Investigator (PDI), Performance Collection Manager and web-based GUI interfaces for Collection Services, Job Watcher and Disk Watcher.

The power of Performance Data Investigator provides you tools to summarize data into reports, create graphs to show trends, and dig deep into performance data to analyze the details of your system.
Performance Data Investigator (PDI) displays performance metrics graphically over a selected interval of time. Detail views allow you to see detailed performance data for the selected time interval in a variety of ways. To analyze your system performance, you can view job data, subsystem data, pool data, disk unit data, and much more.
Performing analysis, modeling, detailed reports, and graphical views of IBM i servers provides insight to how servers are performing, and understanding how changes affect the ability to conduct daily business.

Functions and Enhancements:

Function or Enhancement Category Available in Release Details
New Charting Technology 7.2 and later
Released 12/20/2019
Release L1C PTF
Common PTF HTTP group and level
7.4f SI71661 SI71660 SF99662 level 3
7.3f SI71663 SI71662 SF99722 level 21
7.2f SI71665 SI71664 SF99713 level 34
Batch Model Batch Model 7.2 and later
System Monitor 7.2 and later
System Monitor:  Charting for monitors allows you to view all the metrics for one monitor on one page.  This easy to use panel provides a context panel with options for layout, show threshold, coordinate scrolling and automatic refresh.
Search Function Performance Data Investigator all
Reports - Performance Reports all
Interval Details Enhancements  Job Watcher all
Stacked Chart View 7.3 and later Utilize the new historical data collection available from Collection Services with the IBM Navigator for i Graph History function to visualize performance data over days, weeks, months and years.  The performance task Summary charts provide an easy to manipulate graphs which allows you to view metrics over time and drill down into top contributors for an interval.

Note: Minor changes or enhancements are not listed here. Check PDI Details on changes shipped in PTFs

Requests for Enhancements currently under consideration:

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Modified date:
09 February 2021