Category Archives: DB2 Monitoring

Did your DBA team get burnt this summer?

As the bbq summer progressed, temperatures rose (well, there was that one week in May) and we all disappeared off on our Staycations, were the frazzled DBA team the only ones who got burnt? Burnt-out that is.  There are certain … Continue reading

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Podcast – Managing Mission Critical Databases Cost Effectively

Listen to our latest podcast to hear DB2 expert Paul Stoker talk about how a Remote DBA service can help organisations of all sizes effectively manage their critical DB2 databases. PRWeb Episode 2638694 Managed Services Download the white paper

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Database performance monitoring & tuning for real business benefits

In their latest video, DBI Software demonstrate the importance of effective database performance monitoring and tuning to: Lower energy costs Improve ability to optimize existing IT assets Avoid or defer hardware upgrades  Dramatically cust software licensing costs Improve productivity and … Continue reading

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A Hawk-Eye View

Our Brothers across the pond, DBI, have launched their new generation of performance monitoring software.  Brother-Hawk sends automated, customised alerts based on the characteristics of real-time and recently computed data.  Specifically for DB2 LUW databases it gives lights-out alerting of potential … Continue reading

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Snapshot Monitoring Tool Progress

Updates have been applied to snapper (data collector), snapsave (recorder) and snapmon (web based front end) to allow snapsave and snapmon to support multiple collectors.   New test data was generated, and it is now apparent that some summarisation of … Continue reading

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Progress on the snapshot monitoring tool

The front end has been modified to include updates to the report presentation: Colour coding of the grid report to show which columns are chartable. Charting support using Dojo.  The charts are presented in a “dialog box” (another Dojo widget). … Continue reading

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Snapshot Monitoring Tool – Latest

The snapshot monitoring tool now has a data recording component for DBM snapshots that records the event and all of the details into a DB2 UDB database.   Work has started on a web-based front end (Apache / PHP / … Continue reading

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Snapshot Monitoring Tool – Latest

The data capture aspects (“snapper”) of the snapshot monitoring tool are now complete. Thread scheduling has been verified, along with the timer thread operation and the communications thread.   A small command line utility has also been written to tell snapper to shutdown. … Continue reading

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Snapshot Monitoring Tool

The snapshot server / daemon is just about finished – I need to build in some way of driving the shutdown event (already built into all of the threads) and put some additional events in to make sure that all … Continue reading

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DB2 UDB Monitoring

I’ve started work on a UDB snapshot monitoring tool to gather and retain information from database servers. Only minimal thought has gone into reporting at the moment, but this will probably be web based. The current proof of concept code … Continue reading

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