JP1 Version 12 Performance Management: Getting Started


Organization of this preface

■ What you can do with Performance Management

The IT system is now an indispensable element in any business. Uninterrupted operation of the IT system provides around-the-clock support for conducting the business. While the costs of running such systems are trending downwards, it is also becoming more and more challenging to make changes in the system environment. Coping with such a situation makes it important to have the capability to quickly grasp your system's current status and to be able to respond proactively to the need to make changes.

Performance Management helps you to detect current problems in a timely manner and to obtain the information you will need to resolve problems. By checking the system's status regularly, you can also perform capacity planning for your system.


Performance Management provides a variety of windows that support your capability to monitor the applications running in your business system.


■ What is explained in this manual

This manual describes the basic procedures for configuring and running Performance Management. Its purpose is to help the reader understand the concepts and principal functions of Performance Management.

This manual is intended for the following users:

This manual assumes that the system configuration shown below is used. For details about operation with any other configuration, see the manuals listed in E.1 Related publications.


Monitoring manager

Performs central management of the monitoring agents. PFM - Manager is installed on the host that will be used as the monitoring manager.

Monitoring console server

Displays performance data collected from monitoring targets by the monitoring agents and Performance Management's configuration windows on the monitoring console. PFM - Web Console is installed on the host that will be used as the monitoring console server. In this manual, it is assumed that PFM - Web Console is installed on the host that is also configured as the monitoring manager.

Monitoring console

Checks the performance data collected from monitoring targets by the monitoring agents and changes Performance Management settings. The monitoring console can be displayed by connecting to the monitoring console server from a Web browser.

Monitoring agents

Collect performance data from monitoring targets. PFM - Base (the monitoring base program) and agent products for the monitoring targets are installed on the hosts that will be used as monitoring agents. In this manual, it is assumed that PFM - Agent Option for Platform is used as the agent products.

  • You can also install PFM - Manager and PFM - Web Console on separate hosts, thus configuring one host as the monitoring manager and the other host as the monitoring console server.

  • You can install an agent product on the host on which PFM - Manager is installed to use this host also as a monitoring agent. In this case, there is no need to install PFM - Base.

■ How to read this manual

In addition to this manual, Performance Management publications include JP1/Performance Management Planning and Configuration Guide, JP1/Performance Management User's Guide, JP1/Performance Management Reference, and related agent product manuals. Depending on your objectives, we recommend that you read these manuals in the manner indicated below:


A reference to another manual is written as follows: For details about something, see topic-title in the manual-name. Using topic-title as a keyword, search for the relevant section in the target manual.

Operation in each window assumes the following environment.

Monitoring manager operation

Environment in which Windows Server 2012 or Linux 6 (x64) is used

Monitoring console operation

Environment in which Internet Explorer 11 is used

Some windows in this manual might differ from the windows of your product because of improvements made without prior notice.

■ Conventions: Fonts and symbols

The following table explains the text formatting conventions used in this manual:

Text formatting



Bold characters indicate text in a window, other than the window title. Such text includes menus, menu options, buttons, radio box options, or explanatory labels. For example:

  • From the File menu, choose Open.

  • Click the Cancel button.

  • In the Enter name entry box, type your name.


Italic characters indicate a placeholder for some actual text to be provided by the user or system. For example:

  • Write the command as follows:

    copy source-file target-file

  • The following message appears:

    A file was not found. (file = file-name)

Italic characters are also used for emphasis. For example:

  • Do not delete the configuration file.


Monospace characters indicate text that the user enters without change, or text (such as messages) output by the system. For example:

  • At the prompt, enter dir.

  • Use the send command to send mail.

  • The following message is displayed:

    The password is incorrect.

The following table explains the symbols used in this manual:




In syntax explanations, a vertical bar separates multiple items, and has the meaning of OR. For example:

A|B|C means A, or B, or C.

{ }

In syntax explanations, curly brackets indicate that only one of the enclosed items is to be selected. For example:

{A|B|C} means only one of A, or B, or C.

[ ]

In syntax explanations, square brackets indicate that the enclosed item or items are optional. For example:

[A] means that you can specify A or nothing.

[B|C] means that you can specify B, or C, or nothing.


In coding, an ellipsis (...) indicates that one or more lines of coding have been omitted.

In syntax explanations, an ellipsis indicates that the immediately preceding item can be repeated as many times as necessary. For example:

A, B, B, ... means that, after you specify A, B, you can specify B as many times as necessary.