Subject: Create Web Pages from nmon Files Using nmon2web Tool
Date: February 2014
Changes (February 2014)
- Added nmon_consolidator function (estimate performance of different combinations of partitions)
- Added WPAR charts
- Bug fixes
Changes (October 2013)
- Flexibility: specify the date range for trend charts
- Integrated the "nmon2web consolidator" function into index.html
- CrossFrame charts include dedicated partitions (previously just shared pool)
- Addition of setup script for installation
Changes (October 2013)
- Miscellaneous bug fixes.
- Updates for changes to topas output.
- Addition of "nmon2web Consolidator"
- Fixed backward compatibility issue between nmon 11e and 12e.
(Migrating from nmon 11e to 12e would break several graph in nmon2web.)
- Heads up! AIX 5.3 TL9 now incorporates nmon11 (not 12). If you migrate to TL9, there will be two nmon versions. Be sure your PATH statement uses the correct nmon version.
- nmon 12e support
- Update frequency: Removed previous restriction of one nmon file per day. You can now update at any frequency within reason. (I recommend a maximum of one update per hour.)
- Trend charts: Added top and disks to trend charts. Previously top and disk were only available in the daily charts.
- Number of disks There is a new customization option for number of disks to track. The default is 25.
- Bug fix fixed start date in Trend charts to be the rrdtool wrap date. Previously the start date was the creation date.
This is the third of a series of tips that illustrate how to automate the collection and display of nmon performance data from multiple servers. It extends the capability in previous tips to include the aggregate utilization of all partitions on the physical server. This includes CPU, memory, virtual I/O and virtual ethernet. This tip is targeted primarily for micropartitioned systems. However, it may be of broader interest for the following new features:
- More flexibility in choice of charts (uses Perl in place of the nmon2rrd utility)
- Displays non-default AIX settings for ease of management.
- Displays Change control logs for AIX settings and hardware configuration.
- Work Load Manager - displays absolute CPU utilization by class (useful for micropartitions, where %utilization is meaningless)
Centralized rrdtool database for easier data extraction so you can write your own programs. (The nmon2rrd tool created a separate rrdtool database for each nmon file.)
- Uses less disk space - removed duplicate databases (daily and long term)
The necessary scripts and documentation are provided in the download.
Run the following command to extract:
gunzip -dc nmon2web.tar.gz | tar -xvf-
September 2014 - Nmon consolidator, WPAR, bug fixes