How much do you invest in managing the performance of your system?
The needs of your business change, sometimes sooner than you expect.
To respond to business changes effectively, your system must change too.
Managing your system, at first glance, might seem like just another time-consuming job. But the investment pays off soon because the system runs more efficiently,
and this is reflected in your business. It is efficient because changes are planned and managed.
Managing performance on your system can be a complex task that requires a thorough understanding of work management. Understanding all the different processes that affect system performance can be challenging for the inexperienced user. Resolving performance problems requires the effective use of a large suite of tools, each with its own unique set of requirements and supported functions. Even after you have gathered and analyzed performance data, knowing what to do with that information can be daunting.
This topic will guide you through the tasks and tools associated with performance management.
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- Planning for performance
Setting performance objectives for your server allows you to have measurable performance benchmarks to compare your performance data. This topic explains how to set those benchmarks and how to use them later.
- Setting up your environment to manage performance
Your server includes powerful applications for managing system performance. However, these applications must be properly configured in order to meet the specific needs of your unique business environment. Learn how to configure applications to routinely collect, monitor, and analyze performance data.
- Managing system performance
Successfully managing performance ensures that your system is efficiently using resources and that your server provides the best possible services to your users and to your business needs. Moreover, effective performance management can help you quickly respond to changes in your system and can save you money by postponing costly upgrades and service fees.
- Applications for performance management
Managing performance requires the use of a variety of specialized applications. Each of these applications offers a specific insight into system performance. This topic explains several applications and the intended use of each application.
- Scenarios: Performance
One of the best ways to learn about performance management is to see examples that illustrate how you can use these applications or tools in your business environment.
- Related information for iSeries Performance
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