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Partner TechTip: Scale and Quantity: Defining QSystem Monitor's New QTEMP Monitors

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New QTEMP monitoring provides immediate insights for library size and number of objects in those libraries.


With QSystem Monitor version 13, two new options have been added to the PC user interface that allow users to monitor the count of objects in QTEMP libraries and the size of QTEMP libraries. These monitors provide immediate identification of hidden disk use and are invaluable in detecting situations in which jobs or applications may impact auxiliary storage by looping and filling up QTEMP libraries.


You can use the new monitors along with the Show Details feature for instant insight into the number of objects currently in QTEMP and their associated jobs. Objects can be shown in ascending or descending order, according to their size, which helps you quickly isolate standout large objects or smaller groups of objects collectively contributing to a larger overall figure. You can even assign thresholds and alerts for proactive responses to any issue that is detected.

Monitor QTEMP Count

This option allows the user to monitor for the number of objects within the QTEMP libraries of jobs in the nominated subsystem. The operating system maintains a separate QTEMP library for each active job. An example configuration is shown in Figure 1:



Figure 1: The Data Definition screen shows QTEMP count configuration.


Note the parameters are a combination of job selection (subsystem name, job name, etc.) and object selection (name and type) parameters. This check returns the following:



Figure 2: The Online Monitor shows a real-time view of the QTEMP object count.


If we right-click on the bar and select the Show Details option, we can view all the jobs that are attributing to this value:


Figure 3: Using the Show Details feature, a new screen displays the breakdown of QTEMP objects.

Monitor QTEMP Size

This option allows the user to monitor for the size of selected objects within the QTEMP libraries of jobs in the nominated subsystem. An example is shown below:


Figure 4: The Data Definition screen shows QTEMP size configuration.


This check returns the following:


Figure 5: The Online Monitor shows a real-time view of the QTEMP size.


If we right-click on the bar and select the Show Details option, we can view all the jobs that are attributing to this value:


Figure 6: Using the Show Details feature, a new screen displays the breakdown of QTEMP objects by size.


 If you're having trouble identifying the cause of seemingly unknown disk usage or if you're experiencing known issues with QTEMP, contact us at www.ccssltd.com. Our experts can guide you through the new QTEMP features and demonstrate how they can be applied to resolve your real-world challenges.


Heather Beck

Heather Beck has been supporting IBM i customers since 2001. After 12 years as a Technical Consultant for Bytware, Heather became a Product Support Manager for Help/Systems, focusing on the Bytware and CCSS product lines. Bytware pioneered automated monitoring and notification technology as well as developed the first and only server-based, native anti-virus solution for IBM i.


CCSS is a worldwide leader in IBM i System Performance Monitoring, Message Management, and Wireless Solutions. Heather supports the company's internal and external customers and business partners in all aspects of software selection, implementation, and configuration. Her mission is to identify your needs and deliver the tools and support to help you make your business the best it can be. She has conducted numerous trainings and workshops and continues to guide her teams with one goal in mind: to help you reduce data center costs by improving operational control.



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