Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning for IBM I (OL66G)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Who should attend

This course is intermediate complexity and is suitable for IBM clients, Business Partners, and technical support and service individuals interested in performance management and capacity planning on Power Systems and logical partitions (LPARs) running IBM i.


It is advantageous if you have completed the following course or if you have equivalent skills or experience on the IBM i work management and basic tuning:

  • IBM i Performance Tuning - I: Performance Tools and Basic Tuning (OL23G)

Knowledge of IBM WebQuery for i or other query options will be useful.

Course Content

This course will help you to better understand the techniques of performance analysis and capacity planning on systems and partitions running IBM i and develop an appreciation of how IBM i operates and interfaces with applications. This course is expected to build skills to better manage performance and capacity on systems and partitions running IBM i.

The course explains IBM i concepts, including the Technology Independent Machine Interface (TIMI), main storage pools, auxiliary storage pools, management of jobs, threads, and tasks, job run-time structure, performance monitoring, data collection, and analysis of performance data.

This 4-day course includes hands-on activities using performance data from IBM i systems to help the student appreciate the concepts discussed. This course is designed for those running Power Systems on IBM i. While it includes i 7.2 content, it is suitable for those currently using prior versions of IBM i.

The first day of class (units 1-6) focuses on teaching the performance management process, the performance considerations of key hardware components and virtualization options, and tuning options to help optimize performance. During these lectures, students should gain an appreciation of the unique storage management and work management components in the IBM i architecture and how these components need to be managed for optimal performance.

Days 2-4 of the class focus on the tools and techniques to monitor, analyze, and plan for performance of Power Systems with IBM i and Logical partitions (LPARs).

The primary analysis tool that will be used is the Performance Data Investigator (PDI) which is included with IBM Navigator for i. PDI is also used with IBM Systems Workload Estimator (WLE) for capacity planning activities.

Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,890.- €
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.
30/01/2017 - 02/02/2017 Stuttgart Jahresendspurt Aktionstermin
27/03/2017 - 30/03/2017 Hamburg
29/05/2017 - 01/06/2017 Munich
17/07/2017 - 20/07/2017 Düsseldorf
11/09/2017 - 14/09/2017 Berlin
06/11/2017 - 09/11/2017 Frankfurt
FLEX Training

Please see below our alternative, English language, FLEX course options.

12/12/2016 - 15/12/2016 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Bratislava
30/01/2017 - 02/02/2017 Zurich
29/05/2017 - 01/06/2017 Vienna (iTLS)

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