In last week’s blog, Displaying Open Files with Work Job, I described how you can customize the information that is displayed with Work Job, option 14 (display open files).
IBM i 7.3 Technology Refresh 1 has been announced. Steve Will has written about the announcement in general on his You and i blog. IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 5 was also announced.
When you sign in to Navigator for i on a partition that is running the 7.3 release, you will discover a new option to display the dashboard.
Recently I wrote about IBM i 7.3 System Monitor Enhancementsand mentioned the default monitor collection interval was changed to 60 seconds. On the 7.2 release, the default collection interval was 15 seconds; IBM has recently changed the default on 7.2 to 60 seconds. For this change, you will need the Navigator service pack that was made available this past June. You can find the details of the required PTFs and PTF Groups on the developerWorks page for Navigator PTFs.
System Monitor support was added to Navigator with the 7.2 release. Navigator system monitors are similar to Management Central system monitors—they allow you to monitor a set of metrics in real time with the option to set thresholds and define actions to take when those thresholds are hit. However, system monitor support in 7.2 had limited ability to visualize metrics.
IBM i now has historical data support from Collection Services and graphical display of that data with Graph History in the Performance task of IBM Navigator for i.(more…)