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

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3.3. The perfpmr utility

perfpmr consists of a set of utilities that collect the necessary information to assist in analyzing performance issues. It is primarily designed to assist IBM software support, but is also useful to document your system during implementation and validation phases.

This tool contains a series of programs that use performance monitoring commands and tools existing on the system, and collect the data in a file which can be sent to IBM support, or saved for further reference.

As perfpmr is updated frequently, it is not distributed on AIX media. It can be downloaded from:

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/tools/perftools/perfpmr

Download the version that is appropriate for your AIX level. In our case (AIX 5L V5.3), we downloaded ...

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