Monitoring the performance of queues in AS400/iSeries server.
Data queues provide a fast means of inter-process communication, and is a method used to pass information to another program. Queues monitoring is of importance to operators as they are the holding areas for messages, printed reports, batch jobs, and other work that is waiting to be received, released to the CPU, or accessed by a specific user.
ManageEngine Applications Manager's IBM AS400/iSeries monitor enables you to manage pre-defined system library data queues and objects to let you maintain the overall performance of your AS400 server. Applications Manager also monitors:
- Job queues - where jobs wait for batch processing
- Output queues - where spool files wait to print.
Applications Manager allows the user to perform in-depth data queue monitoring viz., job queues and output queues and set up alerts for when the queue exceeds resources available over a specified period of time.
Applications Manager also monitors and displays the status of the queues in clear, critical and warning states along with the health of each attribute. The user can discover and fetch available data queue's from AS400 server or from the data base.
Some of the parameters that are monitored in AS400 queues are:
||Displays the details of the library where the data queue resides along with information about attributes like objects, number of messages and entries.
||Displays the allocated storage currently in use by the data queue. You can configure alarms for when the utilized allocation breaches a threshold.
| Subsystem Details
||Provides subsystem details like Name, Library, Current Active Jobs, Maximum Active Jobs and Status of the Job queue.
|Current Active Jobs
||The number of jobs active in the subsystem.
|Status of the Out Queue
||The status of the out queue, which can be either RELEASED or HELD and the number of spooled files in the queue.
||The status of the spooling writer i.e. started, ended, on job, held or message waiting
Queue Monitoring Capabilities
Users will be able to execute the actions like add queues to be monitored and remove queue from being monitored. You can also configure alarms for queues in the AS400 server and even make quick edits. Applications Manager's IBM AS400/iSeries monitor enables you to manage and monitor your server's availability and performance.
For more information, refer to IBM AS400 / iSeries Messages Monitoring Online Help.