IBM i Performance Analysis (TD-IBMiPAW)

IBM PGI or Specialty Server accepted

The workshop will include various degrees of discussion on core concepts, performance monitoring, performance tools and data collectors, problem solving, prevention, system and application tuning, and best practices. Primary data collectors discussed and used include: Collection Services, Job Watcher, Disk Watcher, and Performance Explorer (PEX). A combination of lecture, case study analysis, and hands-on labs will be used to reinforce the concepts. A mixture of IBM i graphical analysis tools, Performance Data Investigator (PDI) and IBM iDoctor for IBM i, will be used throughout the workshop.


Workshop Details

Analyzing performance data can be quite complex. This workshop will share useful techniques for data analysis on key IBM i resources and will cover strategies for solving performance problems. Guidance will also be provided on which tool(s) are best suited for the analysis task. This 3-day workshop will aid the student in building a future foundation of performance methodology skills that can then be applied to their IBM i environment.

The workshop will include various degrees of discussion on core concepts, performance monitoring, performance tools and data collectors, problem solving, prevention, system and application tuning, and best practices. Primary data collectors discussed and used include: Collection Services, Job Watcher, Disk Watcher, and Performance Explorer (PEX). A combination of lecture, case study analysis, and hands-on labs will be used to reinforce the concepts. A mixture of IBM i graphical analysis tools, Performance Data Investigator (PDI) and IBM iDoctor for IBM i, will be used throughout the workshop.

 

Audience

This is an intermediate workshop for IBM i System Administrators or IBM i Performance Analysts.

 

Prerequisites

The student should have:

  • Basic understanding of IBM i architecture and application concepts
  • Basic understanding of IBM i Work Management concepts
  • Familiarity with using either Performance Data Investigator (PDI) or IBM iDoctor for IBM i tools

 

Workshop Outline

  • Performance Analysis Foundation
  • Analysis Concepts and Tools
  • Wait Accounting


Concepts and analysis methodologies for:

  • Locks
  • Memory
  • I/O Subsystem
  • CPU
  • SQL Considerations

 

About the trainers

Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe.

Morten has 32 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer.

Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European banks.

His areas of expertise are database performance, application optimization and work management for IBM i.


Dave Lewis has worked as a Power Systems IBM i performance specialist for over 23 of his 34- year career at IBM. Prior to working in Lab Service and Global Technology Services consulting, he was a team leader in the IBM i Global Support performance department for 10 years. During this tenure, he has provided system, application, Db2/SQL performance consulting to many very high-profile IBM i customers in all the business sectors and product stages worldwide. His experience also includes benchmarking and capacity planning projects for many customers. In addition, Dave has also been an instructor for both the i Doctor and i PAW Workshops, and has presented technical sessions at COMMON users group and IBM Technical University conferences for many years.

 

Vouchers accepted

PGI and Server Competency vouchers (IBM System i vouchers)

 

Billing

The company which will invoice the enrollments is:

Tech Data Italia S.r.l., via Tolstoj 65, 20098 San Giuliano Milanese (MI)

On the invoice will be charged the Italian VAT 22%.

 

PLEASE NOTE that the students will use their own laptops