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AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide by IBM Redbooks

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3.2. The jtopas utility

The jtopas tool is a Java™ based system-monitoring tool that provides a console to view a summary of the overall system, as well as separate consoles to focus on particular subsystems. Top instruments are featured in the jtopas tool for various resources, such as processes, disks, etc. The data streams available are “Near Real-Time (NRT)” and “Playback” (PB). PB data can be viewed from the local host or a remote host, as long as Performance Toolbox for AIX has been installed and configured.

The jtopas tool interface displays a set of tabs that represent the various consoles. The main console provides a view of several resources and subsystems and lends itself to providing an overall view of a computer system, while the ...

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