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RE: Performance Manager (V3R2)


  • Subject: RE: Performance Manager (V3R2)
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 17:45:30 -0600

fixed


        Hank,

        In a message dated 98-01-11 20:11:10 EST, you write:

        > I guess I shouldn't be surprised about the reaction to my
simple question.
        but
        >  I am. Performance tuning is a very touchy issue. It's kept me
employed for
        >  quite a while, but I always feel edgy about whether I could
be doing a
        better
        >  job for my clients. I would guess from the reactions I've
seen here that
        there
        >  is no consensus on what constitutes that better job. [Yes, I
know the
        >  reaction: if the clients aren't complaining...

        Very true.  It's been over a year, but we've had some rather
lively
        discussions on performance here before.  If I recall correctly,
the only
        concensus we ever reached was "it depends".  With the enhanced
minimum
        configurations, QPFRADJ effectively handles larger and larger
systems, but
        still not the largest.  The tools themselves _STILL_ eat a huge
amount of
        resources -- as I stated before, the collection tools still come
for free
        (unless something has changed) and I prefer queries against the
collection
        files rather than PT/400.

        Different things work for different people in different
situations.  When you
        have a box that varies in size from a "mega-PC" to a small
mainframe, the
        latter is to be expected.  You also have people carrying biases
from the /38
        and older AS/400's that are no longer applicable to the new
systems.  However,
        I still firmly believe that _NO_ automated system can take the
place of a
        human being that knows what they are doing...

Too bad there aren't enough of the above !    :-)


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        JMHO,

        Dean Asmussen
        Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
        Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
        E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com
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