Performance Navigator is the best tool for IBM i
January 16, 2021

Performance Navigator is the best tool for IBM i

Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with HelpSystems Performance Navigator

I have more than 6 years of experience using Performance Navigator. The tools are user friendly and useful to collect all the required reports; especially the feature trends for the disk and the number of jobs that are running in system by month-wise. Also, the graphical interface is very nice. The CPU, DASD, Memory and library size difference, [and] especially the reports and current day analysis options are very useful.
  • Disk growth trends.
  • Library size change difference.
  • CPU, DASD, Memory usage and the Jobs count on month wise.
  • Top takers (Jobs) of the CPU%.
  • It's a good tool and no such concerns.
  • The product support is awesome.
  • Disk growth analysis will help to identify the growth and to add the disk if required.
  • CPU utilization report helped us a lot to find out the constant top takers.
  • Memory pools utilization report helped a lot to understand the system performance.
IBM i Doctor will also provide the best results since I am using the Performance Navigator for a longer period and its graphical representation attracted me more and [is] easy to understand. Also, the technical support was awesome. [When showing] the disk and CPU stats to the management (non-technical people), the product is very helpful since it is easy to understand the graphs.

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The best suited scenarios are disk feature trends based on the previous months usage. The product will hold the good amount of historical data [making] it easy to compare the data as needed. The before and after analysis [makes] it easy to identify the difference between those days. That particular report helped me a lot to compare the data.