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  AIX Configuration Data Configuration/Capacity Data
AIX Configuration Data

AIX Performance Monitoring: Configuration/Capacity Data

The IBM® AIX® OS server agent enables you to view server configuration and capacity data for each filesystem type—right in your Galileo dashboard—without having to leave the Galileo portal.

  AIX Configuration Data System p® Frame Configuration Data
AIX Configuration Data

AIX Performance Monitoring: System p® Frame Configuration Data

Users running IBM® AIX® OS on IBM® Power® Systems can access key frame configuration information right from their Galileo portal—including system model and serial number, firmware revisions, processor type and speed, and other detailed CPU information.

  At-a-Glance Physical Server Dashboard GUI | AIX Performance Monitoring
At-a-Glance Physical Server Dashboard GUI
At-a-Glance Physical Server Dashboard GUI | AIX Performance Monitoring

AIX Performance Monitoring: At-a-Glance Physical Server Dashboard GUI

With its intuitive Web-based interface, Galileo PE allows you to access your performance data from anywhere in the world. Customize your date ranges, select by LPAR or Physical-Server (AIX® Module), and get online help quickly and easily. You can also customize your own personal dashboard, grouping the charts that are most important to you.
Illustrated is a p6-570 with 23 LPARs showing their aggregated usage of CPU, Memory and Disk throughput. More detail is available by clicking the categories (e.g. CPU, Tape).

  Servers Physical CPU Utilization | AIX Performance Monitoring
Servers Physical CPU Utilization
Servers Physical CPU Utilization | AIX Performance Monitoring

AIX Performance Monitoring: Servers Physical CPU Utilization

In this example, a user can examine the aggregate physical CPU utilization for the entire Server, which will help to quickly identify an under- or over-utilized server.

All thumbnail charts can be expanded to give you more detail about system performance. Charts can be customized using a wide-range of tools available in the expanded view.

  Servers Real Memory Used | AIX Performance Monitoring
Servers Real Memory Used
Servers Real Memory Used | AIX Performance Monitoring

AIX Performance Monitoring: Servers Real Memory Used

In this example, a user can examine the aggregate physical Memory usage of the entire Server. The chart is stacked to show the total memory in use at any given time.

All thumbnail charts can be expanded to give you more detail about system performance. Charts can be customized using a wide-range of tools available in the expanded view.

  LPAR CPU Utilization
LPAR CPU Utilization
LPAR CPU Utilization

AIX Performance Monitoring: LPARs CPU Utilization

In this chart, each LPARs CPU utilization is plotted to illustrate CPU usage in terms of a percentage. This view helps to quickly identify LPARs that are heavy consumers of the Virtual/Logical CPUs they have defined.

All thumbnail charts can be expanded to give you more detail about system performance. Charts can be customized using a wide-range of tools available in the expanded view.

  LPAR CPU Usage vs. Entitlement
LPAR CPU Usage vs. Entitlement
LPAR CPU Usage vs. Entitlement

AIX Performance Monitoring: LPAR CPU Usage vs. Entitlement

A quick check of the LPAR CPU Usage vs. Entitlement chart will show the physical CPUs in use by the LPAR, and how it compares to the virtuals assigned and set entitlement. Note how changes made to the LPAR over time have been tracked by Galileo. (e.g. Power-5 to Power-6)

All thumbnail charts can be expanded to give you more detail about system performance. Charts can be customized using a wide-range of tools available in the expanded view.

  LPAR Disk Service Times
LPAR Disk Service Times
LPAR Disk Service Times

AIX Performance Monitoring: LPARs Disk Service Times

In this chart, the Service Time for each hdisk (and OEM disk names) is plotted in a "Line-Unstacked" view to quickly identify disks with poor service times or a group of disks with the same data spread that would reflect the same service times if tuned properly.

All thumbnail charts can be expanded to give you more detail about system performance. Charts can be customized using a wide-range of tools available in the expanded view.

LPAR/VM Charts

  • LPAR CPU Usage vs. Entitlement
  • Shared Pool Utilization
  • Top Processes
  • Huge/Large Page Support
  • CPU Utilization
  • Run Queue
  • LPAR Weight
  • VMM, Virtual, and Real Memory Use
  • System and Filesystem Paging
  • Memory Scan/Free Ratio
  • Processes (Context Switch/System Calls)
  • Disk Read/Write Throughput, Transfers, and Summary
  • Network Packets and Throughput
  • I/O Adapter Read/Write and Transfer Summary

Server Charts

  • Multiple Shared Processor Pools (MSPP)
  • Physical CPU Utilization
  • Real Memory Allocation and Used
  • Disk Read/Write Throughput and Transfers
  • Network Read/Write and Packet Throughput

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Tim Conley, ATS Group

Presenting: Tim Conley, Galileo Co-Founder & Former IBM Systems Architect and Engineer

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