Help with BRMS and iSeries Tape Analysis
Posted on 2010-11-25
Experts, I come to you as a fool with little knowledge of iSeries or BRMS. In other fields of IT I consider myself very knowledgeable but on this forum I'm an amateur.
I have been asked to look at tuning some BRMS environments and want a couple of pointers around accessing reports. Having logged onto the iSeries and started BRMS, I can produce various canned reports and downloaded them to my PC, so far so good.
Question 1. Does BRMS use a DB2 database for storing information and if so is there any documentation around the tables and fields with, as I can't find them.
Question 2. If I want to look at tape drive usage, i.e. mount time/dismount time and volser mounted is there an iSeries log that I can look at and analyse.
Coming from a m/frame background I was very happy that Rexx is available and have already written some code to issue SQL commands and save the output to a file.