With PM for Power Discontinued, What are Your Options for Collecting Performance Data?
IBM has discontinued the Performance Management for Power Systems™ service.
By Rob McNelly10/20/2020
PM for Power was a way for clients to share their data with IBM so it could be analyzed. As I mentioned in this piece on options for graphing AIX® performance data, the service consisted of a no-charge basic version and a fee-based full-featured product.
If you used PM for Power, you should disconnect the service. This IBM Support FAQ tells you how to stop data collection and transmission.
An option going forward is the njmon performance stats tool. I touch on it in the article above; the njmon site has YouTube videos and instructions on how to get it working. You can also access replays of the monthly njmon/nmon user meetings.
Rob McNelly is a senior AIX solutions architect doing pre-sales and post-sales support for IBM Premier Business Partner Meridian IT Inc.