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NA_UserGuide v33

    NMON_Analyser User Guide Version 3.1 Last update 10-07-11 23:40

    NMON_Analyser User Guide for

    V3.3

    Preface

    NMON_Analyser is designed to complement NMON (Nigel’s Monitor) in analysing and

    reporting performance problems; it produces graphs for virtually all sections of output created

    using the “spreadsheet output” mode of NMON as well as doing some additional analyses for ESS, EMC and FAStT subsystems. It will also work with files produced by topasout and with

    other tools that produce data in “NMON” format. It is written in VBA for Excel and will work with Excel 2003 or later.

NMON was originally written by Nigel Griffiths (nag@uk.ibm.com) and is now (since AIX 5.3

    TL09 and AIX 6.1 TL02) part of topas. NMON_Analyser is written/maintained by Stephen

    Atkins (steve_atkins@uk.ibm.com) . Both Nigel and Stephen are members of the Systems and Technology Group in IBM.

Support for NMON_Analyser is provided on a best efforts basis. Please direct questions to the

    User Forum (see below) rather than contact the author direct.

Links:

     NMON_Analyser home page

     http://www-941.haw.ibm.com/collaboration/wiki/display/Wikiptype/nmonanalyser

     User Forum

     http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=749&cat=56

    New in V3.3

    1. Support for new features in NMON12 for POWER6 and AIX V6.1

    2. Improved support for topasout and Linux

    3. Dynamic invokation of Windows SORT command for large files

    4. Automatic support for locales that use comma as a decimal separator

    5. New facility to allow merging of NMON files for trend analysis

    6. Automated creation of user-defined PivotChart

    7. Removal of SVCTimes option (replaced by new sheet from NMON12)

    8. Removal of DISKSORT option in preparation for Analyser V4

    9. Changed REPROC option to work in all multi-file situations

    10. New summary workbook for multi-file mode

Stephen Atkins, MBCS CITP

    Consulting IT Specialist

    IBM Systems and Technology Group

    IBM UK

    Stephen Atkins/UK/IBM or steve_atkins@uk.ibm.com

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    Table of Contents

    Preface ................................................................................................................................................................... 1 New in V3.3 ....................................................................................................................................................... 1

     Table of Contents ................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Collecting data using NMON.................................................................................................................................. 4 Collecting data using topas (xmwlm) ...................................................................................................................... 5 Using NMON_Analyser ......................................................................................................................................... 5 Analyser options ................................................................................................................................................. 6 National Language Settings ................................................................................................................................ 7

     Batch Processing Options ................................................................................................................................... 7

    Formatting Options ............................................................................................................................................. 7 Pivot Chart ......................................................................................................................................................... 8 Printing Options ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Web Publishing Options ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Interpreting the output sections ............................................................................................................................... 8 Notes on the “Weighted Average” as used in the Analyser .................................................................................. 8 SYS_SUMM ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 AAA ................................................................................................................................................................ 10 BBBB .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 BBBC .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 BBBD .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 BBBE............................................................................................................................................................... 11 BBBG .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 BBBL............................................................................................................................................................... 11 BBBN .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 BBBP ............................................................................................................................................................... 11 BBBR .............................................................................................................................................................. 12 BBBV .............................................................................................................................................................. 12 CPUnnn ........................................................................................................................................................... 12 CPU_ALL ........................................................................................................................................................ 12 CPU_SUMM .................................................................................................................................................... 12 General notes for DISK, ESS, EMC, FASt and DG sheets ................................................................................. 12 EMC/PowerPath subsystems ......................................................................................................................... 13 FAStT subsystems ........................................................................................................................................ 13 DGBUSY ......................................................................................................................................................... 14 DGREAD ......................................................................................................................................................... 14 DGSIZE ........................................................................................................................................................... 14 DGWRITE ....................................................................................................................................................... 14 DGXFER ......................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKBSIZE ..................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKBUSY...................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKREAD ..................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKSERV ...................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKWAIT ...................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKWRITE .................................................................................................................................................... 14 DISKXFER ...................................................................................................................................................... 15 DISK_SUMM .................................................................................................................................................. 15 DONATE ......................................................................................................................................................... 15 EMCBSIZE/FAStBSIZE .................................................................................................................................. 15 EMCBUSY/FAStBUSY ................................................................................................................................... 15 EMCREAD/FAStREAD................................................................................................................................... 15 EMCWRITE/FAStWRITE ............................................................................................................................... 15 EMCXFER/FAStXFER 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    EMCSERV/FAStSERV .................................................................................................................................... 15 ERROR ............................................................................................................................................................ 16 ESSBSIZE ....................................................................................................................................................... 16 ESSBUSY ........................................................................................................................................................ 16 ESSREAD ........................................................................................................................................................ 16 ESSWRITE ...................................................................................................................................................... 16 ESSXFER ........................................................................................................................................................ 16 FCREAD.......................................................................................................................................................... 16 FCWRITE ........................................................................................................................................................ 16 FCXFERIN ...................................................................................................................................................... 16 FCXFEROUT .................................................................................................................................................. 16 FILE ................................................................................................................................................................ 16 FRCA............................................................................................................................................................... 17 IOADAPT ........................................................................................................................................................ 17 IP ..................................................................................................................................................................... 17 JFSFILE ........................................................................................................................................................... 17 JFSINODE ....................................................................................................................................................... 18 LAN ................................................................................................................................................................. 18 LARGEPAGE .................................................................................................................................................. 18 LPAR ............................................................................................................................................................... 18 MEM ............................................................................................................................................................... 19 MEMUSE ........................................................................................................................................................ 19 MEMNEW ....................................................................................................................................................... 20 MEMPAGES4K/64K/16MB/16GB .................................................................................................................. 20 MEMREAL...................................................................................................................................................... 20 MEMVIRT....................................................................................................................................................... 21 NET ................................................................................................................................................................. 21 NETPACKET .................................................................................................................................................. 21

     NETSIZE ......................................................................................................................................................... 21

    NFS sheets ....................................................................................................................................................... 21 PAGE............................................................................................................................................................... 21 POOLS ............................................................................................................................................................ 22 PROC............................................................................................................................................................... 22 PROCAIO ........................................................................................................................................................ 23 RAWCPUTOTAL, RAWLPAR ....................................................................................................................... 23 TCPUDP .......................................................................................................................................................... 23 TOP ................................................................................................................................................................. 23 Interpreting the %Processor by PID chart ...................................................................................................... 25 UARG .............................................................................................................................................................. 25 VM .................................................................................................................................................................. 26 WPAR sheets ................................................................................................................................................... 26 WLM sheets ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 ZZZZ ............................................................................................................................................................... 26 Error Handling ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 Common problems ........................................................................................................................................... 26 Known bugs/problems (V3.3, topas_nmon) ....................................................................................................... 27