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IFI you don't know, ask! (B16)

Topic: DB2 for z/OS

Subtopic: 2010

DATE: 2010-11-11 (09:45 - 10:45)
SPEAKERS: Jeff Gross (CA)

The Instrumentation Facility Interface (IFI) can be a daunting resource in which to retrieve valuable DB2 information via the SMF or GTF processes. This presentation will show how to research which records type to use, in what manner generating these records affect system performance, design which fields of data from a record can be used in a report, and how analyze this data into useful information that can save your company money.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


What areas of DB2 should be investigated for which symptoms?

What is the cost in obtaining this information?

How often should monitoring take place?

Why can performance factors change and how can this be predicted?

What tools are available for free and what do vendors supply

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