Is it advisable to spend money on performance analysis tools MPG's . We are upgrading our system next year to V5R3. Ks2 partner of IBM visited last week to our office and were insisting to use PN/400 tools for performance analysis. I did research on PN/400 here is information.
MPG Performance Navigator does a very good job of allowing to monitor the capacity and performance of the iSeries and AIX systems . We can use the data to identify bottlenecks and fixes for the bottlenecks, to understand what might be done hardware-wise to improve the performance of the system, to identify performance and capacity trends over time so there are no surprises, and provide a host of management and executive reports to easily explain in a graphical format what is happening on the system. we will obtain data down to the job level so that we can identify WHO and what caused that spike or the runaway job.
PM/400 is a very small subset of the capabilities and information provided by MPG's Performance Navigator.
Can anybody provide more information on this topic. We used Iseries system only for billing purpose and it's going to go away in few years.