Rick, What kind of reports are you running? Is this a new phenomenon or has it gradually gotten worse? What are the reports written with - RPG, Query? In other words, is there some new culprit? Are the reports inefficient? Do you believe the machine is really underpowered? How much data are the reports accessing? There are many factors that underlie poor performance, throwing more hardware at it is not always the right answer. Stopping people from logging on sounds a lot like Query building temporary access paths or badly tuned system. Reports should be running at priority 50 and logons at priority 20. Regards, Gregory Novak Manager North American Technical Services Momentum Utilities Pty Ltd (630) 985-1736 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jacana.com -----Original Message----- From: Rick Henson [mailto:Rick.Henson@seatons-uk.co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 2:58 AM To: email@example.com Subject: AS400 Performance We are running MAPICS Version 4 on an S20 AS400. When running reports the machine is so slow it even stops people logging on. This is getting to be more than an irritation, it is now stopping people from doing their work. We have run the performance tools and an independent party suggested changing some system settings in the way Batch and Interactive jobs are handled. Quite frankly it made no difference at all. The AS400 is about 4 years old, it has done an excellent job. Now I am told we could need a new AS400. I appreciate hardware has moved on a lot in 4 years. Yesterday I was informed if we do get a newer model AS400, MAPICS may charge more, because the annual fee is dependent on what model AS400 it is runningon, i.e the faster the box the more I pay. As this was originally sorted out by Head Office Staff, who were made redundant some time ago, I am trying to pick up the pieces. Does anyone know what exactly MAPICS Pricing Policy is? Is it related to the speed of the processor/As400? And is anyone else suffering with poor performance? Is it a simple matter of extra memory or whatever in the AS400? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Rick Henson John L Seaton & Co Ltd, Hull, Yorkshire United Kingdom e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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