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Performance Co-Pilot for IRIX User's and Administrator's Guide
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*_inst operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

*_sample operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

2D tools
Monitoring System Performance

64-bit IEEE format
Descriptions for Performance Metrics

__pmGetConfig function
PCP Environment Variables

acronyms
Acronyms

active pmlogger process
Identifying an Active pmlogger Process

adaptation
Dynamic Adaptation to Change

application programs
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

archive logs
administration
Archive Log Administration
analysis
Logging and Retrospective Analysis
archive time control
PCP Archive Time Control
capacity planning
Using Archive Logs for Capacity Planning
collection time
Current Metric Context
contents
PCP Archive Contents
creation
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information
customization
Automated Operational Support
Archive Logging Customization
export
Exporting PCP Archive Logs
fetching metrics
Fetching Metrics from an Archive Log
file management
Archive Log File Management
folios
PCP Archive Folios
physical filenames
Fetching Metrics from an Archive Log
PMAPI
Archive Logs and the PMAPI
retrospective analysis
Retrospective Analysis Using Archive Logs
troubleshooting
Archive Logging Troubleshooting
usage
Archive Logging

arithmetic aggregation
Arithmetic Aggregation

arithmetic expressions
pmie Arithmetic Expressions

audience
Empowering the PCP User

audits
Automated Operational Support

automated operational support
Automated Operational Support

avg_host operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

basename conventions
Basename Conventions

Boolean expressions
Boolean Expressions

capacity planning
Using Archive Logs for Capacity Planning

caveats
Caveats and Notes on pmie

centralized archive logging
Automated Operational Support

Challenge systems
Metric Coverage
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

client-server architecture
PCP Distributed Operation

collection time
Current Metric Context

collector hosts
Distributed Collection
Collector and Monitor Roles

collector subsystem
Product Structure

comments
Comments

common directories
Common Directories and File Locations

component software
Overview of Component Software

conceptual foundations
Conceptual Foundations

config.* files
Primary Logger

configuring PCP
Installing and Configuring Performance Co-Pilot

conventions
Common Conventions and Arguments

cookbook
Cookbook for Archive Logging

core subsystems
Product Structure

count_host operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

customization
archive logs
Archive Logging Customization
inference engine
Inference Engine Customization
PCP services
Customizing and Extending PCP Services

data collection tools
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information

debugging tools
Operational and Infrastructure Support

deployment strategies
Performance Co-Pilot Deployment Strategies

/dev/kmem file
No IRIX Metrics Available

diagnostic tools
Operational and Infrastructure Support

DISPLAY variable
pmie Rule Expressions

distributed collection
Distributed Collection

dkvis tool
fetching metrics
Fetching Metrics from Another Host
remote PMCD
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD
summary configuration
Primary Logger
Other Logger Configurations

domains
Unification of Performance Metric Domains

DSO
Acronyms

duration
Performance Monitor Reporting Frequency and Duration

dynamic adaptation
Dynamic Adaptation to Change

environ man page
Timezone Options

environment variables
PCP Environment Variables

error detection
pmie Error Detection

/etc/config/pmcd.options file
Common Directories and File Locations

/etc/config/pmlogger.options file
Common Directories and File Locations
Primary Logger

/etc/init.d/pcp file
Common Directories and File Locations

/etc/pcp.conf file
PCP Environment Variables
Common Directories and File Locations

/etc/pcp.env file
PCP Environment Variables
Common Directories and File Locations

/etc/pmcd.conf file
PMCD Not Reconfiguring after SIGHUP
Common Directories and File Locations

evaluation frequency
Setting Evaluation Frequency

extensibility
PCP Extensibility
Customizing and Extending PCP Services

external equipment
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

fetching metrics
Fetching Metrics from Another Host
Fetching Metrics from an Archive Log

file locations
Common Directories and File Locations

flush command
Coordination between pmlogger and PCP tools

folios
PCP Archive Folios

functional domains
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

glossary
Acronyms

hipprobe tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support

illegal label record
Illegal Label Record

inference engine
Inference Engine Customization

infrastructure support tools
Operational and Infrastructure Support

inst command
Product Structure

installing PCP
Installing and Configuring Performance Co-Pilot

instance domain services
Performance Metrics Collection System

intrinsic operators
pmie Intrinsic Operators

I/O
Acronyms

IPC
Acronyms

kill command
Primary pmlogger Cannot Start

layered software services
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

lexical elements
Lexical Elements

libpcp_pmda library
Product Extensibility

libpcp_trace library
Product Extensibility

live time control
PCP Live Time Control

log volumes
Log Volumes

logging
See archive logs

logical constants
Logical Constants

logical expressions
pmie Logical Expressions

macros
Macros

man command
usage
Monitoring System Performance

max_host operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

metadata
Descriptions for Performance Metrics

metric domains
Unification of Performance Metric Domains

metric wraparound
Performance Metrics Wraparound

min_host operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

mkaf tool
Introduction to Archive Logging

monitor configuration
Product Structure

monitor hosts
Collector and Monitor Roles

monitor subsystems
Product Structure

monitoring system performance
Monitoring System Performance

mpvis tool
summary configuration
Primary Logger
Other Logger Configurations

naming scheme
Uniform Naming and Access to Performance Metrics

netstat command
PMCD Does Not Start

network routers and bridges
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

network transportation tools
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information

nfsvis tool
summary configuration
Primary Logger
Other Logger Configurations

NNTP news servers
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

objectives
Objectives

operational support tools
Operational and Infrastructure Support

operators
Quantification Operators

Options menu
PCP Live Time Control

overview
Introduction to Performance Co-Pilot

oview tool
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
description
The oview Origin Visualization Tool
displaying system topology
Monitoring System Performance
record mode
Introduction to Archive Logging
time control
PCP Live Time Control

pcmd.options file
The pmcd.options File

PCP
acronym
Acronyms
archive logger deployment
PCP Archive Logger Deployment
collector deployment
PCP Collector Deployment
configuring and installing
Installing and Configuring Performance Co-Pilot
conventions
Common Conventions and Arguments
distributed operation
PCP Distributed Operation
environment variables
PCP Environment Variables
extensibility
PCP Extensibility
Product Extensibility
features
Introduction to Performance Co-Pilot
log file option
Fetching Metrics from an Archive Log
naming conventions
Common Conventions and Arguments
tool customization
PCP Tool Customization
tool development
PCP Tool Development
tool summaries
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information
Operational and Infrastructure Support

PCP Tutorial
pminfo command
The pminfo Command
pmval command
The pmval Command

PCP_COUNTER_WRAP variable
PCP Environment Variables
Performance Metric Wraparound
Performance Metrics Wraparound

pcp_eoe.books.help subsystem
Product Structure

pcp_eoe.sw.eoe subsystem
Product Structure
Product Structure

pcp_eoe.sw.monitor subsystem
Product Structure

PCP_STDERR variable
PCP Environment Variables

PCP_TRACE_HOST variable
PCP Environment Variables

PCP_TRACE_PORT variable
PCP Environment Variables

PCP_TRACE_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables

pcp.books.help subsystem
Product Structure

PCPIntro command
PMCD Does Not Start
Performance Monitor Reporting Frequency and Duration

pcp.sw.base subsystem
Product Structure

pcp.sw.monitor subsystem
Product Structure

PDU
The pmcd.options File
Acronyms

Performance Co-Pilot
See PCP

Performance Metric Identifier
See PMID

performance metric wraparound
Performance Metric Wraparound
Performance Metrics Wraparound

performance metrics
concept
Performance Metrics
descriptions
Descriptions for Performance Metrics
methods
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains
missing and incomplete values
Missing and Incomplete Values for Performance Metrics
PMNS
Performance Metrics Name Space
retrospective sources
Retrospective Sources of Performance Metrics
sources
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

Performance Metrics Collection Daemon
See PMCD

Performance Metrics Collection Subsystem
See PMCS

Performance Metrics Domain Agent
See PMDA

Performance Metrics Inference Engine
See pmie tool

Performance Metrics Name Space
See PMNS

performance monitoring
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
Monitoring System Performance

performance visualization tools
Using Archive Logs with Performance Visualization Tools

PerfTools icon catalog
PerfTools Icon Catalog

PM_INDOM_NULL
pmie and the Performance Metrics Collection Subsystem

PM_LAUNCH_PATH variable
PCP Environment Variables

pmafm tool
archive folios
Introduction to Archive Logging

PMAPI
acronym
Acronyms
archive logs
Archive Logs and the PMAPI
naming metrics
Performance Metrics
pmie capabilities
Introduction to pmie

PMCD
acronym
Acronyms
brief description
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information
collector host
pmie Metric Expressions
configuration files
PMCD Options and Configuration Files
diagnostics and error messages
PMCD Diagnostics and Error Messages
distributed collection
Distributed Collection
Distributed Collection
/etc/pmcd.conf file
Common Directories and File Locations
maintenance
Performance Metrics Collection Daemon (PMCD)
monitoring utilities
Performance Co-Pilot Deployment Strategies
not starting
PMCD Does Not Start
PMCD_CONNECT_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables
PMCD_PORT variable
PCP Environment Variables
PMCD_RECONNECT_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables
PMCD_REQUEST_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables
remote connection
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD
starting and stopping
Starting and Stopping the PMCD

pmcd tool
See PMCD

PMCD_CONNECT_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD

PMCD_PORT variable
PCP Environment Variables
PMCD Does Not Start

PMCD_RECONNECT_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables

PMCD_REQUEST_TIMEOUT variable
PCP Environment Variables

pmcd_wait tool
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information

pmcd.conf file
The pmcd.conf File
Controlling Access to PMCD with pmcd.conf

pmchart tool
config.* files
Primary Logger
fetching metrics
Fetching Metrics from Another Host
man example
Monitoring System Performance
record mode
Introduction to Archive Logging
PCP Archive Folios
remote PMCD
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD
short-term executions
Directory Organization for Archive Log Files

PMCS
acronym
Acronyms
description
Performance Metrics Collection System
metric expressions
pmie Metric Expressions
pmie capabilities
Introduction to pmie
pmie tool
pmie and the Performance Metrics Collection Subsystem

PMD
Acronyms

PMDA
acronym
Acronyms
collectors
Collector and Monitor Roles
development
PMDA Development
instance names
pmie Metric Expressions
libraries
PCP Extensibility
monitoring utilities
Performance Co-Pilot Deployment Strategies
unification
Unification of Performance Metric Domains

PMDA_PATH variable
PCP Environment Variables

pmdate tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support

pmdatrace tool
PCP Environment Variables

pmdbg facility
Operational and Infrastructure Support

pmdumplog tool
archive log contents
PCP Archive Contents
brief description
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information
troubleshooting
Cannot Find Log

pmem tool
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
The pmem Command

pmerr tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support

pmhostname tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support

PMID
acronym
Acronyms
description
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains
Performance Metrics Name Space
printing
The pminfo Command

pmie tool
%-token
pmie Rule Expressions
arithmetic aggregation
Arithmetic Aggregation
arithmetic expressions
pmie Arithmetic Expressions
automated reasoning
Introduction to pmie
basic examples
Basic pmie Usage
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
Operational and Infrastructure Support
customization
Introduction to pmie
developing rules
Developing and Debugging pmie Rules
error detection
pmie Error Detection
examples
Simple pmie Usage
Complex pmie Examples
global files and directories
Global Files and Directories
instance names
pmie Instance Names
intrinsic operators
pmie Intrinsic Operators
language
Introduction to pmie
Specification Language for pmie
logical expressions
pmie Logical Expressions
metric expressions
pmie Metric Expressions
performance metrics inference engine
Performance Metrics Inference Engine
pmieconf rules
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
Creating pmie Rules with pmieconf
procedures
Creating pmie Rules with pmieconf
Management of pmie Processes
rate conversion
pmie Rate Conversion
rate operator
The rate Operator
real examples
pmie Examples
sample intervals
pmie Sample Intervals
setting evaluation frequency
Setting Evaluation Frequency
syntax
Basic pmie Syntax
transitional operators
Transitional Operators

pmieconf tool
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
customization
Introduction to pmie
rules
Creating pmie Rules with pmieconf

pminfo tool
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
description
The pminfo Command
displaying the PMNS
Performance Metrics Name Space
PCP Tutorial
The pminfo Command
pmie arguments
pmie and the Performance Metrics Collection Subsystem

pmkstat tool
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
description
The pmkstat Command
summary configuration
Primary Logger
Other Logger Configurations

pmlaunch tool
PCP Environment Variables

pmlc tool
brief description
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information
description
Using pmlc
dynamic adjustment
Introduction to Archive Logging
flush command
Coordination between pmlogger and PCP tools
PMLOGGER_PORT variable
PCP Environment Variables
show command
Primary pmlogger Cannot Start
SIGHUP signal
Log Volumes

pmLoadNameSpace() default
PCP Environment Variables

pmlock tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support

pmlogconf tool
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information

pmlogextract tool
Manipulating Archive Logs with pmlogextract

pmlogger tool
PCP Environment Variables
pmie Rule Expressions
archive logs
Fetching Metrics from an Archive Log
Creating a PCP Archive
Introduction to Archive Logging
brief description
Collecting, Transporting, and Archiving Performance Information
configuration
Configuration of pmlogger
Using pmlc
cookbook tasks
Cookbook for Archive Logging
current metric context
Current Metric Context
PCP tool coordination
Coordination between pmlogger and PCP tools
pmlc control
Introduction to Archive Logging
primary instance
Primary Logger
remote PMCD
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD
troubleshooting
Archive Logging Troubleshooting

PMLOGGER_PORT variable
PCP Environment Variables

pmlogmerge tool
Manipulating Archive Logs with pmlogextract

PMNS
acronym
Acronyms
brief description
Performance Metrics
defined names
Uniform Naming and Access to Performance Metrics
description
Performance Metrics Name Space
management
PMNS Management
metric expressions
pmie Metric Expressions
PMNS
Alternate Performance Metric Name Spaces
services
Performance Metrics Collection System
syntax
PMNS Syntax
troubleshooting
Performance Metrics Name Space

PMNS_DEFAULT variable
PCP Environment Variables

pmnscomp tool
PMNS
Alternate Performance Metric Name Spaces

pmpost tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support

pmprintf tool
PCP Environment Variables

pmprobe tool
Performance Monitoring and Visualization

pmrun tool
Operational and Infrastructure Support
Common Conventions and Arguments

pmstore tool
brief description
Operational and Infrastructure Support
description
The pmstore Command
setting metric values
Monitoring System Performance

pmtime Archive Time Control dialog
PCP Archive Time Control

pmtime PCP Live Time Control dialog
PCP Live Time Control

pmtime tool
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
time control
PCP Live Time Control
timezone option
Options Menu

pmval tool
brief description
Performance Monitoring and Visualization
description
The pmval Command

pmview tool
config.* files
Other Logger Configurations
record mode
Introduction to Archive Logging
PCP Archive Folios
time control
PCP Live Time Control

primary archive
Primary Logger

primary logger
Primary Logger

protocol data units
See PDU

quantification operators
Quantification Operators

rate conversion
pmie Rate Conversion

rate operator
The rate Operator

relational expressions
Relational Expressions

release notes
Product Structure

reporting frequency
Performance Monitor Reporting Frequency and Duration

retrospective analysis
Retrospective Analysis Using Archive Logs

roles
collector
Collector and Monitor Roles
Product Structure
monitor
Collector and Monitor Roles
Product Structure

rule expressions
pmie Rule Expressions

sample intervals
pmie Sample Intervals

sar data structures
Sources of Performance Metrics and Their Domains

service management
Quality of Service Measurement

set-valued performance metrics
Set-Valued Performance Metrics

sgihelp command
Product Structure

show command
Primary pmlogger Cannot Start

SIGHUP signal
PMCD Not Reconfiguring after SIGHUP
Log Volumes

SIGINT signal
Primary pmlogger Cannot Start

SIGUSR1 signal
Coordination between pmlogger and PCP tools

single-valued performance metrics
Single-Valued Performance Metrics

software
Overview of Component Software

subsystems
Product Structure

sum_host operator
Arithmetic Aggregation

swmgr command
Product Structure

syntax
PMNS Syntax

syslog function
Introduction to pmie
pmie Rule Expressions

target usage
PCP Target Usage

TCP/IP
acronym
Acronyms
remote PMCD
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD
sockets
PCP Environment Variables

text-based tools
Monitoring System Performance

time control
PCP Live Time Control
PCP Archive Time Control

time dilation
Time Dilation and Time Skew

time duration
Time Duration and Control

time window options
Time Window Options

time-stamped message
pmie Rule Expressions

timezone options
Timezone Options

tool customization
PCP Tool Customization

tool development
PCP Tool Development

tool options
General PCP Tool Options
Performance Metrics Inference Engine

transient problems
Transient Problems with Performance Metric Values

transitional operators
Transitional Operators

troubleshooting
archive logging
Archive Logging Troubleshooting
general utilities
Cannot Connect to Remote PMCD
IRIX metrics
IRIX Metrics and the PMCD
PMCD
Troubleshooting
IRIX Metrics and the PMCD

uniform naming
Uniform Naming and Access to Performance Metrics

units
Units

user interface components
Common Conventions and Arguments

/usr/etc/pmcd file
Common Directories and File Locations

/usr/pcp/pmdas
Common Directories and File Locations

/var/adm/pcplog/NOTICES file
Operational and Infrastructure Support
Introduction to pmie

/var/adm/pcplog/pluto/config.default file
Primary Logger

/var/adm/pcplog/pmcd.log file
No IRIX Metrics Available
PMCD Does Not Start

/var/adm/SYSLOG file
Introduction to pmie
pmie Rule Expressions

/var/pcp/config/pmlaunch file
PCP Environment Variables

/var/pcp/config/pmlogger directory
Other Logger Configurations

/var/pcp/config/pmlogger file
Primary Logger

/var/pcp/config/pmlogger/config.default file
Primary Logger
Other Logger Configurations
Primary Logger

/var/pcp/config/pmlogger/control file
Directory Organization for Archive Log Files
Primary Logger

/var/pcp/pmns/root file
PCP Environment Variables

/var/tmp/pmlogger file
Primary pmlogger Cannot Start

window options
Time Window Options

xconfirm command
error messages
PCP Environment Variables
visible alarm
Introduction to pmie

year 2000 compliance
Current Metric Context

Performance Co-Pilot for IRIX User's and Administrator's Guide
(document number: 007-3964-003 / published: 2003-01-04)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    New Features in This Guide
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Performance Co-Pilot
    Chapter 2. Installing and Configuring Performance Co-Pilot
    Chapter 3. Common Conventions and Arguments
    Chapter 4. Monitoring System Performance
    Chapter 5. Performance Metrics Inference Engine
    Chapter 6. Archive Logging
    Chapter 7. Performance Co-Pilot Deployment Strategies
    Chapter 8. Customizing and Extending PCP Services
    Appendix A. Acronyms
    Index


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