Dawn May - performance topics
Dawn May - Wednesday November 7, 2012
Navigating the World of Performance
IBM provides many performance tools for i, but what does each tool do and when is the best time to use it? This session will help answer those questions by providing an overview of many System i Navigator, IBM Systems Director Navigator, and green-screen performance tools that can be used to collect performance data, view historical data, and analyze performance issues. Learn which tools to use to provide your `first level of defense` for preventing serious performance problems and understanding system performance. Learn which tool to pull out of your toolbox if a problem does occur and you need to analyze and fix the problem.
Performance Data Investigator
The IBM Systems Director Navigator for i has `Performance` tasks that includes many traditional i performance tasks. It also has the ability to manage your performance data collections. The most exciting feature is the `Investigate Data` task, which provides the ability to graphically view your i performance data; Collection Services, Disk Watcher, Job Watcher, and Performance Explorer data can all be 'investigated' through this interface. This session will go through all the capabilities of the Performance Data Investigator.
IBM i Systems Management Enhancements
The IBM i development team has been very busy working on improving the IBM Systems Management solutions for i. This session will review the latest offerings and enhancements and will include the new iAccess Solutions client and Navigator for i enhancements that will be available later this fall. These enhancements provide not only new features, but also improved performance and ease of use.
Dawn May is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. Dawn's current position is a consultant on IBM Systems Director in IBM Lab Services and Training. Prior to this, Dawn was the lead of the Performance and Scalability Services Center. Previous responsibilities include technical lead for the IBM i Systems Software Development organization and IBM i Business Architect where she had the responsibility for the overall strategy and plan for the core components of i. Dawn also had technical leadership responsibilities for i performance and diagnostic tools and led the development of the 6.1 and 7.1 performance tools enhancements, which included the "Performance" tasks in the IBM Systems Director Navigator for i Web console. Other past responsibilities include testing, SNA and TCP/ IP communications development , service tools development, and work management development.
Dawn May is a senior technical staff member at IBM in Rochester, Minn. She’s the technical lead for the IBM i Systems Software Development organization and an IBM i Business Architect. Dawn’s responsible for the overall strategy and plan for the core components of i. Dawn also has technical leadership responsibilities for i performance and diagnostic tools; she led the development of the 6.1 performance tools enhancements, which includes the new Performance tasks in the IBM Systems Director Navigator for i5/OS Web console. Past responsibilities include testing, SNA and TCP/ IP communications development, service tools development and work management development.
Dawn also maintains a blog, i Can Technical Tips for i.