Table of Contents

List of Figures

SOS Performance Advisor

Welcome to SOS Performance Advisor

Product Support

Product Documentation

User’s Guide

Online Help System

Technical Overview

SOS Performance Advisor Architecture

OSF/1 Directory Hierarchy

Directories

Subdirectories

Files

Security

Environment Variables and Workload Groups

Environment Variables

Setting the Environment Variables

Setting the Localization Environment Variables

Workload Groups

Identifying and Characterizing Workload Groups

Creating a Workload Group Definition File

SOS

The Real-time Performance Data Utility

Data Screens

Screen Conventions

SOS Main Commands

The Main Commands Screen

Main Commands

Navigation Keys

Detail Screen Quick Keys

Action Keys

Configuration Keys

Other Keys

Screen-Specific Commands

Screen-Specific Navigation Commands

Screen-Specific Action Commands

SOS Screen Selection Menu

Screen Selection Menu Screen

Screen Selection Commands

SOS Main Option Menu

SOS Main Option Menu Screen

Main Option Commands

Detail Display Options

Detail display options Submenu Screen

Detail display option Commands

Global Display Options

Global display options Submenu Screen

Global display option Commands

Process Display Options

Process display options Submenu Screen

Process display option Commands

Pulse Points display options

Pulse Points display options Submenu Screen

Pulse Points display option Commands

User Display Options

User display options Submenu Screen

User display option Commands

Terminal Display Options

Terminal display options Submenu Screen

Terminal display option Commands

Oracle Data Collection Options

Oracle data collection options Submenu Screen

Oracle data collection option Commands

SOS Host-specific Configuration Files

SOS advice File

SOS advice File Configuration

SNMP Traps

SOS holidays File

Configuration Rules

SOS ppoints File

SOS ppoints File Configuration

SOS soskip File

Configuration Rules

SOS Global Summary

The Global Summary Screen

Graphical Format

Tabular Format

Global Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Banner

Key Indicators of Performance (KIP) Line

GLOBAL

PROCESS SUMMARY

WORKLOAD SUMMARY

CPU UTILIZATION

CPU MISC

MEM/VM

MISC

DISK

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ADVICE

SOS CPU Summary

The CPU Summary Screen

CPU Summary Display Items

Graphical Format

Tabular Format

SOS Memory Summary

The Memory Summary Screen

Memory Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Disk I/O Summary

The Disk I/O Summary Screen

Disk I/O Summary Screen Display Items

Graphical Format

Tabular Format

SOS Disk Controller I/O Summary

The Disk Controller I/O Summary Screen

Disk Controller I/O Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Volume Summary

The Volume Summary Screen

Volume Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Global I/O Detail

The Global I/O Detail Screen

Global I/O Detail Screen Display Items

SOS File System I/O Summary

The File System I/O Summary Screen

File System I/O Summary Screen Display Items

SOS File System Space Summary

The File System Space Summary Screen

File System Space Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Network Summary

The Network Summary Screen

Network Summary Screen Display Items

SOS NFS Summary

The NFS Summary Screen

Additional Command Keys for the NFS Summary Screen

NFS Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Swap Summary

The Swap Summary Screen

Swap Summary Screen Display Items

SOS User Summary

The User Summary Screen

User Summary Screen Display Items

SOS Terminal Summary

The Terminal Summary Screen

Terminal Summary Screen Display Items

SOS System Table Summary

The System Table Summary Screen

System Table Summary Screen Display Items

Graphical Format

Tabular Format

SOS System Configuration Summary

The System Configuration Screen

System Configuration Screen Display Items

SOS Device Configuration Summary

The Device Configuration Screen

Device Configuration Screen Display Items

SOS Pulse Points Summary

The Pulse Points Screen

Pulse Points Screen Display Items

Pulse Points Screen Column Headings

SOS Workload Definitions

The Workload Definitions Screen

Workload Definitions Screen Display Items

SOS Process Detail

The Process Detail Screen

Process Detail Screen Display Items

SOS Process File Usage

The Process File Usage Screen

Process File Usage Screen Display Items

SOS Process Memory Regions

The Process Memory Regions Screen

Process Memory Regions Screen Display Items

SOS Workload Detail

The Workload Detail Screen

Workload Detail Display Items

SOS Disk Detail

The Disk Detail Screen

Disk Detail Display Items

SOS Volume Detail

The Volume Detail Screen

Volume Detail Display Items

SOS Oracle Main

The Oracle Main Screen

Adding an Oracle Instance

Deleting an Oracle Instance

Oracle Main Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Latches

The Oracle Detail Latches Screen

Oracle Detail Latches Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Database Activity

The Oracle Detail Database Activity Screen

Oracle Detail Database Activity Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Memory and Network

The Oracle Detail Memory and Network Screen

Oracle Detail Memory and Network Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Rollback Segments

The Oracle Detail Rollback Segments Screen

Oracle Detail Rollback Segments Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Cache

The Oracle Detail Cache Screen

Oracle Detail Cache Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Events

The Oracle Detail Events Screen

Oracle Detail Events Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail DBWR

The Oracle Detail DBWR Screen

Oracle Detail DBWR Display Items

SOS Oracle Detail Datafiles

The Oracle Detail Datafiles Screen

Oracle Detail Datafiles Display Items

SOSLOGD

The Historical Performance Data Logging Utility

SL Files

Starting the Logging Process

Configuring SOSLOGD Run Time

-c Command Line Switch

cron

Viewing Default Configuration Parameters

Setting Advanced Configuration Parameters

Configuration Variables

SOSLOGX

The Historical Performance Data Extraction Utility

Getting Started

Command Line Switches

Browsing SOSLOGX Reports

Preparing Logged Data for Export

Exporting Data to Performance Gallery Gold

Exporting Data to Third-party Applications

Creating Custom Reports

SOSLOGX Report Configuration Rules

SOSLOGX Report File Example

SOSLOGX Menus and Options

The SOSLOGX Main Commands Screen

Main Commands

The SOSLOGX Report Format Selection Menu

The SOSLOGX Main Option Menu

Main Options

SOSLOGX Reports

SOSLOGX CPU Summary Chart

SOSLOGX Global Summary

SOSLOGX Memory Summary Chart

SOSLOGX Memory Summary

SOSLOGX Disk Summary

SOSLOGX Disk Summary Chart

SOSLOGX Network Summary

SOSLOGX Net If (Network Interface) Summary

SOSLOGX NFS Client Summary

SOSLOGX Workload Summary

SOSLOGX Workload Detail

SOSLOGX Disk Detail

SOSLOGX Response Time Chart

SOSLOGX FS Space Summary

SOSLOGX DNLC Summary

SOSLOGX System Configuration

SOS/9000 Pulse Points

SOS/9000 Data Items

Glossary of Terms

Index of Data Items

Index