ESP/3000 Overview of Features

ESP/3000 is a system performance and diagnostic tool that tracks system usage trends on an HP3000 computer running MPE/V, MPE/XL, or MPE/iX. Unlike other performance tools such as GLANCE, that produce snapshots of system usage on demand, ESP performs longer term trend analysis to answer such questions as:

  • Which DTC ports are not being used?
  • Which 10% of the users are accounting for 80% of the CPU usage?
  • What ports are experiencing invalid logon attempts?
  • Which batch jobs are the big hogs on the system?
  • How often are the MANAGER.SYS and MGR.TELESUP logons used?
  • Which system accounts are what percentage of the system’s
  • utilization?
  • Where did my 959 upgrade go?
  • Which printers are being heavily used and which ones are not?

ESP/3000 has the following features and functionality to answer these important system management and security questions.

  • Produces a session summary report that identifies CPU, connect time, and invalid logon attempts by logical device. This facility is extremely useful for identifying unused and over used terminal ports and tracking system usage by individuals or departments.
  • Produces a batch summary report that shows each batch job, how many times it was streamed, the average elapsed time, the average CPU time, and the average CPU percent used. This report allows you to identify the batch “hogs” and schedule your system so that there aren’t any surprises.
  • Produces logical device summary report that shows activity and usage by terminal port or device number. This report is useful for identifying ports that aren’t being used and for spotting the intensive development users and quantifying their impact on the system. This report also includes which ports have an abundance of invalid logon attempts, thousands of lines printed for printer ports*, I/O errors (useful for disk drives and tape drives), and disc drive usage. Thousands of lines printed can help identify printers that can be shared among departments instead of purchasing more, and to develop preventative maintenance cycles based on actual usage not a period of weeks or months. Additionally, you can use the logical device summary report to track a bank of modems to determine whether more modems or phone lines need to be added, or where money can be saved by dropping a phone line.
  • Produces a daily activity summary that summarizes your system’s activity by day. This identifies and quantifies the busy and the idle processing days.
  • Produces graphs of daily system CPU activity broken down by system overhead, online usage, and batch usage. Also presents graphs of CPU activity by hour and average response times. Summary charts include disc free space and fragmentation summary by device number, and thousands of lines printed by printer. These graphs are delivered to you monthly by our automated email system as part of a customized newsletter.
  • Provides tools to view detailed CPU usage by process after the fact to identify processes with high CPU consumption.

*This feature requires MPE/iX version 4.0 or higher and that NCS Spooler Logging be enabled for your system. If you are interested in this feature simply enable logging event #120 in SYSGEN or contact a Beechglen Representative for help.

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