PC Modules

Online Monitor

The heart of QSystem Monitor is the Online Monitor which is fully configurable to allow “groups” and “definitions” to be created and displayed however you wish. There are also Map and Systems Group views, depending upon the number of systems that you have configured, to allow views other than a simple system view to be created.

The module comes supplied with a number of built-in definitions. Additional monitors designed for your network are very easy to incorporate via a set of template definitions.

The screen above shows a mixture of Memory Pool, Temporary Storage, MQ Series, Job Run Time and standard performance monitors.

The creation of an example element will be covered on later pages.

Short Term History

The Short Term History is displayed by double-clicking any element displayed in the Online Monitor and can be used to quickly identify jobs that may be causing peaks to occur. Double-click a peak to launch the HI CPU Jobs view, from which the Work with Job function can be launched.



Example: Create an element

The following section shows how to create a new bar to monitor for the status of an MQSeries Queue Manager, starting from a standard system view.

We will be working within the MQSeries Status Related group which currently has eight orange status bars, highlighting various possible problems, in the picture above.

From within the group, right click to use the context menu and select the Properties for “xxx Group” (where xxx is the name of the group you have created to contain the MQ Series status checks, in this example MqsSts) option to display the following window:

Select the Data Selection option from the left hand-side navigation panel, which opens a new panel to allow the selection or creation of data definitions.

Element definition

This is achieved by creating or using an existing definition. If one does not exist under Available items (center panel), use the large Add button to create one.

From the following window use the Data Type drop-down list to select the MQ Queue Manager Status definition.

Right-click the Queue Manager parameter to provide a context menu of options from your system. Select the desired entry and then click OK.

Note the new option at the bottom of the Selected Items list on the right. Click OK again to return to the monitor.

A new column has now been added to the group providing the status of the Queue Manager. Hover over the item with your mouse for details.


Global Threshold

This section will cover changing Global Thresholds. A review of the help text or product manual is advised for a detailed overview of this subject.

This example will change the Auxiliary Storage definition.

Right-click the AUX bar and select Change AUX Properties from the context menu.

The following window opens:

Then, select the Global Threshold option from the Default Thresholds section of the navigation panel on the left:

To change an entry to ensure that you raise an alarm, change the maximum value of the threshold to a far smaller number. To do this right-click the record and select the Change option. The following display appears:

To change an entry to ensure that you raise an alarm, change the maximum value of the 95 threshold to a very small number, for example, 20. Then click OK.

Then, click OK again. The amended threshold list is now displayed:

Now, click OK again to return to the Online Monitor.

Now you can see that the AUX bar is red (and it will be flashing) and the alarm icon is displayed at the top left-hand side of the window.

You will need to change the 20 back to 95 afterwards to reset the threshold.

Data Collection


To verify whether the data collection jobs, which collect the data used in the historical reporting modules, have been configured perform the following steps.

From the MSM menu (GO MSM) select option 1, Monitor: Configuration.

Then, press F8, Defaults, then F9, Summarisation, to display the following screen:

The important items are the fourth line down, Summarise Data for MSMSUM, this should contain Y; and the fifth line down, Time of Day to Summarise Data, which should contain a valid time.

Finally, there must be at least one hour and one day selected in the lower sections with a value of Y.

Press Enter until you return to the main menu.

Disk Summary

From the MSM menu (GO MSM) select option 1, Monitor: Configuration.

Then press F8, Defaults, then F9, Summarisation, then F9, Disk Schedule, to display the following screen.

The important item is the first line, Disk Collection Time, which should contain a valid time.

There must be at least one day in the lower section with a value of Y.

Press Enter until you return to the main menu.

Reporting Modules

History Summary

The History Summary module is used to display historical time periods, where the detailed data has been summarized into months and days. There are Yearly, Monthly, Daily, Hourly, Month by Element, and Day by Element views.

Definitions can be selected from the left hand-side navigation panel, and the “by Element” views allow multiple definitions to be shown side-by-side.

The following screen shows the Yearly view of CPU Usage:

Double-click a month and you get a view of the Monthly data:

Double-click a day and the following screen shows the Hourly data:

Right-click a peak and launch the Detailed History module to investigate.

Detailed History

Double-click a peak to launch the HI CPU Jobs view (in this example the system is running above 90% across the period).



Disk Summary

The Disk Summary module initially displays the library view, but the data can also be displayed by Application, Attribute, Object Type, or Object Owner.


Then, there is the IFS view. It can be displayed by size or it can also be displayed by Attribute, Object Type, or Object Owner.



Definitions Index

Built-In Data Types


  • Active Batch Jobs
  • Active Interactive Jobs
  • Active to Wait Transitions
  • Active to Ineligible Transitions
  • Wait to Ineligible Transitions
  • Auxiliary Storage
  • CPU Usage
  • CPU Seconds per Transaction
  • Current Interactive Percentage
  • Current Memory
  • Current Processors
  • Database CPU Usage
  • Disks Busy
  • Interactive CPU Usage
  • Interactive Job Count
  • Jobs Running in the System
  • Machine Pool Faults
  • Non-Database Page Faults
  • Response Time
  • Transactions per Hour

System Configuration

  • UPS Battery Status
  • Running on UPS
  • Unallocated Disk Units
  • Damaged Main Storage Unit
  • Front Panel Battery Status
  • Processors Not Working
  • Processors Partly OK
  • Front Panel Status
  • Last Termination Cause
  • Remote Power on Enabled
  • Auto Restore When Power Restored
  • Next IPL Type
  • Key Position
  • UPS Bypass
  • PTF Status

Configurable Data Types

Job Status

  • Jobs on Output Queue
  • Interactive Jobs on Output Queue
  • Job Count
  • Job Queue Status
  • Job Queue Count
  • Job Queue Active Job Count
  • Job Status
  • Batch Jobs Waiting to Run
  • Batch Jobs Held on Job Queue
  • Batch Jobs on Held Job Queue
  • Batch Jobs on Job Queue Without Subsystem
  • Batch Jobs on Output Queue
  • Real-time Maximum Job Run Time

Job Performance

  • Subsystem Transactions per Hour
  • Faults per Second
  • Lock Wait Time
  • Thread Count
  • Thread Count per Job
  • Disk I/O
  • Temporary Storage per Job
  • Job Queue Max Wait Time
  • Job Queue Average Wait Time
  • Jobs in the System
  • Jobs in the System as Percentage of Maximum
  • Check CPU Usage and Hinder

System Performance

  • CFInt Overhead
  • CPW Available
  • CPW Percent of Available
  • CPW Percent of Configured
  • CPW Used
  • Interactive Capacity Used
  • CPU Used by LIC Tasks
  • System CPU Overhead
  • Subsystem Status
  • Temporary Storage by Subsystem
  • Total Temporary Storage
  • Permanent Addresses Used
  • Temporary Addresses Used
  • Cache Battery Life

Memory Pool Performance

  • Wait to Ineligible over Active to Wait Transitions
  • Activity Level
  • Database Page Faults
  • Database Pages
  • Database Page Faults and Non-Database Page Faults
  • Non-Database Pages
  • Reserved Size
  • Current Size

IOP Utilisation

  • IOP Utilisation
  • IOP Utilisation (Communications Only)
  • IOP Utilisation (Disk Only)

Communications Status

  • Controller Status
  • Device Status
  • Distribution Queue Status
  • Line Status
  • Network Interface Status
  • Network Server Status
  • TCP Port Status
  • IP Interface Status

Communications Performance

  • APPC Ping
  • Communications Ethernet > 16 Retries
  • Communications Ethernet > 1 Retry
  • Communications Ethernet 1 Retry
  • Communications Errors
  • Communications Throughput Receive
  • Communications Throughput Transmit
  • Communications Utilisation
  • TCP Ping


  • Data Queue Entries
  • Data Queue Percentage
  • Distribution Queue Entries
  • File Record Count
  • File Deleted Record Count
  • File Deleted Record Percentage
  • Journal Status
  • Journal Receiver Size
  • Remote Journal Lag
  • Network file Count
  • Object Size
  • Object Count
  • Output Queue Status
  • Spooled file Count
  • Real-time Storage Used by Library
  • Real-time Largest Object

ASP Information

  • ASP Busy
  • ASP Number of Busiest Unit
  • ASP Busy Unit Percentage
  • ASP Space Free
  • ASP Space Used
  • ASP Status
  • ASP Usage


  • MONCHKBML: Check BRMS Message Log
  • MONCHKBMS: Check BRMS Media Status


  • Replication: Data Group Status
  • Replication: DB Source Status
  • Replication: DB Target Status
  • Replication: Object Source Status
  • Replication: Object Target Status
  • Replication: RJ Link Status
  • Replication: Database Send Status
  • Replication: Database Reader Status
  • Replication: Database Apply Status
  • Replication: Object Send Status
  • Replication: Object Retrieve Status
  • Replication: Connector Send Status
  • Replication: Object Apply Status
  • Replication: Objects in Error
  • Replication: Files on Hold
  • Replication: Files on Hold Other
  • Replication: Files not Journalled on System 1
  • Replication: Files not Journalled on System 2
  • Replication: AJ IFS errors
  • Replication: AJ IFS on Hold Other
  • Replication: AJ IFS not Journalled on System 1
  • Replication: AJ IFS not Journalled on System 2
  • Replication: AJ DA/DQ errors
  • Replication: AJ DA/DQ on Hold Other
  • Replication: AJ DA/DQ not Journalled on System 1
  • Replication: AJ DA/DQ not Journalled on System 2
  • Replication: Audit Compliance Status
  • Manager: System Manager Job Status
  • Manager: Journal Manager Job Status
  • Manager: Monitor Processes Job Status
  • Manager: Master Monitor Job Status
  • Manager: Collector Services Job Status
  • Monitor: Monitor Status
  • Audit: Audit Job Status

MQ Series

  • Listener Status
  • Channel Status
    • Status
    • Number in doubt
  • Channel Performance
    • Batch size
    • Compression ratio
    • Compression time
    • Exit program processing time
    • Message count
    • Time on transmit queue
    • Bytes sent
    • Bytes received
    • Batch count
    • Network Time
  • Queue
    • Current depth
    • Depth as Percentage of maximum
    • Open for input count
    • Open for output count
    • Depth as Percentage of trigger depth
    • Age of oldest message on queue
    • Average queue time
    • Uncommitted message count
    • Application Status
  • Queue Manager
    • Channel initiator status
    • Command server status
    • Status
    • Connection count
  • Ping remote channel
  • Ping remote queue manager

User Supplied

  • Decimal
  • Integer
  • Text
  • Percentage


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