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IBM Db2 and system i monitoring

These are the questions asked during IBM Db2 and system i monitoring training.

FAQ's

  • Is it possible to display all the jobs in AS400? What is the limit? By default you can view 100 jobs. If you want to increase the number of jobs, you need to update the same in AppManagerHome\conf\AS400Server.properties file. For example, you want to display say 500 jobs, then you need to change am.as400.jobs.limit=100 to am.as400.jobs.limit=500 and restart Applications Manager.
  • Is it necessary to install an agent to monitor AS400 in Applications Manager?No, one need not install an agent to monitor AS400 in Applications Manager. AS400 monitoring in Applications Manager is agent less.
  • What are the prerequisites required to monitor AS400? Following are the prerequisites required to monitor AS400:

    To connect to AS400/iSeries server from Applications Manager ensure that the ports mentioned under "Port Non-SSL" column in the link are not blocked in firewall. Also check out:
    http://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1acc12fda96496e4b8625668f007ab75f

    It is recommended to use an account having a *QSECOFR permission on the server. If using the *QSECOFR user profile is not possible, then use an account of user class *USER with additional permissions as follows:

    The user should be permitted to access QMPGDATA/QPFRDATA(used to collect disk details) and QGPL(used to collect problem details) libraries and permitted to execute the command CRTPFRDTA and DSPPRB.

    Consider the following special authorities when you use an account of user class *USER such as *ALLOBJ, *SAVSYS , *JOBCTL, *SPLCTL to retrieve all data and perform AS400 admin actions from Applications Manager.

  • How do forecast reports work? Do you have any built-in intelligence system that helps in the process?We have in-built Machine Learning algorithms in the product to do the forecast reporting.
  • Is it possible to monitor external storage in AS400? It is possible to monitor external storage in AS400 using ManageEngine OpManager. Applications Manager provides integration with Opmanager which will help you to gain deep insights into the availability and health of networks, servers, and applications in your IT environment.