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Chapter 1. Introduction to Capacity Management
1.1 Changing Times
1.2 The Realities of the Client/Server Environment
1.3 An Approach to Client/Server Capacity Management
1.4 A Definition of Capacity Management
1.4.1 Business Processes
1.4.2 Sub-Processes of Capacity Management
1.5 Applying the Approach to AS/400 Servers
1.5.1 Workload Management
1.5.2 Performance Management
1.5.3 Capacity Planning
1.5.4 Demand Management
1.6 Interaction with Other IT Management Processes
1.7 Summary
Chapter 2. AS/400 Capacity Planning
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Objective of Capacity Planning and Associated Terminology
2.3 Capacity Planning Prerequisites
2.4 Simple Capacity Planning Process
2.5 Capacity Planning with BEST/1
Chapter 3. The AS/400 System in a Client/Server Environment
3.1 Client/Server Concepts
3.2 Components of Client/Server Response Time
3.3 AS/400 Server Job Characteristics
3.4 Server Model Considerations
3.4.1 Server Model Throughput
3.5 CPW Values in Capacity Planning
3.6 Capacity Planning Unit of Measure
3.6.1 Business Transaction
3.6.2 Measurement
Chapter 4. BEST/1 for Server Capacity Planning
4.1 Introduction
4.2 AS/400 Server Modelling
4.2.1 Assumptions
4.2.2 Understand the Application Environment
4.2.3 Select a Capacity Planning Unit of Measure
4.2.4 Determine Growth Objectives
4.2.5 Set Expectations
4.3 Measure Workload and System Resource Utilization
4.3.1 Collect AS/400 Performance Data
4.3.2 Collect Application Workload Data
4.4 Creating a Model Using Measured Data
4.4.1 Start BEST/1
4.4.2 BEST/1 for the AS/400 System
4.4.3 Work with BEST/1 Models
Work with BEST/1 Models
4.4.4 Create BEST/1 Model
Create BEST/1 Model
4.4.5 Create BEST/1 Model from Performance Data
4.4.6 Select Time Interval
4.4.7 Classify Jobs into Workloads
2. Classify jobs into workloads
4.4.8 Specify Job Classification Category
Specify Job Classification Category
4.4.9 Edit Job Classifications
4.4.10 Specify Paging Behaviors
4.4.11 Define Non-Interactive Transactions
Define Non-Interactive Transactions
4.4.12 Save Job Classification Member
Save Job Classification Member
4.4.13 Confirm Creation of BEST/1 Model
Confirm Creation of BEST/1 Model
4.5 Validate the BEST/1 Model
4.5.1 BEST/1 Workload Components
4.5.2 Work with BEST/1 Models
4.5.3 Analyze Current Model
5. Analyze current model
11. Work with results
4.5.4 Work with Results
4.6 Saving the BEST/1 Model
4.7 Plan for Growth
4.7.1 Work with BEST/1 Models
4.7.2 Work with Selected BEST/1 Model
4.7.3 Specify Workload Growth and Analyze Model
4.7.4 Automatic Upgrade to Advanced Servers
5.2.2 Best/1 Model Creation Using Data from Model 40S Volume Test
5.2.3 Growth Analysis for AS/400 Model 40S
5.2.4 Comparison of Predicted Capacity Requirement with Actuals for 40S
5.3 Volume Testing of Model 650
5.3.1 Generating and Collecting Performance Data for Model 650
5.3.2 Model Creation Using Data from Model 650 Volume Test
5.3.3 Growth Analysis for Model 650
5.3.4 Comparison of Forecast with Actual for AS/400 Model 650
5.4 Volume Test on 650 with External Response Time Measurements
5.4.1 Revised Iteration Rates by Script
5.4.2 Revised Model Creation for Model 650
5.4.3 Comparison of Best/1 Response Time Forecasts with Actuals
5.5 Summary
Chapter 6. Working Example of an APPC Based Application
6.1.1 Objective
6.2 Introduction to the APPC Based Application
6.3 Performance Data Collection
6.4 Creating a Model with User-Defined Job Classification
6.4.1 Creating the Model from Performance Data
6.4.2 Calibrating the Model
6.4.3 Saving the User-Defined Workload
6.5 Growth Analysis
6.5.1 Upgrading to a RISC Server
6.5.2 Automatic Upgrade to a RISC System
6.6 Client/Server Capacity Planning Summary
Chapter 7. Internet HTTP Capacity Planning
7.1 Objectives
7.2 Overview
7.3 HTTP Access Log Analysis
7.4 Using AS/400 Performance Tools Data
7.5 AS/400 HTTP Capacity Planning
Chapter 8. SAP R/3 on AS/400 System
8.1 AS/400 Performance Data Collection
8.2 SAP R/3 Performance Data Collection
8.2.1 SAP R/3 Work Processes
8.2.2 SAP R/3 Workload Analysis
8.3 SAP R/3 Modelling with BEST/1
8.3.1 Centralized SAP R/3 Implementation
8.3.2 Normalizing SAP R/3 Dialog Steps
Appendix A. Working Paper on AS/400 Performance Management
A.1 Objective
A.2 AS/400 Performance Management
A.2.1 Performance Data Collection
A.2.2 Systems Tuning
A.2.3 Determine Workload Profile
A.2.4 Workload Monitoring
A.2.5 Capacity Planning
A.3 Performance Data Archiving
A.3.1 Instructions for Archiving Performance Data
A.3.2 Instructions to Delete Performance Data Members
A.4 Sample Spread Sheet
Appendix B. Special Notices
Appendix C. Related Publications
C.1 International Technical Support Organization Publications
C.2 Redbooks on CD-ROMs
C.3 Other Publications
How to Get ITSO Redbooks
How IBM Employees Can Get ITSO Redbooks
How Customers Can Get ITSO Redbooks
IBM Redbook Order Form
List of Abbreviations
ITSO Redbook Evaluation
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