V5 no longer has STRPFRMON and STRPEX, the recommended replacement (post #917 * AnnaMI on Nov 30, 2001 02:10 pm) does not capture data suitable for input to BEST/1, you must use the option 2 of menu PERFORM to stop and start, which is inconvenient. How can I automate start and stop of performance monitoring? What will IBM offer to replace BEST/1 after V5R1?
We do not have any information on what will be replacing Best/1 after R510. As for automatically starting and stopping Collection Services, this can be done easiest through Operations Navigator. Right click on the endpoint system, select "Start Collecting", then select "Schedule" to schedule the daily start. The same can be done for the option "Stop Collecting." Starting, stopping, changing collector attributes, and recycling the collector is also possible through the use of Management Central APIs. . Please check this out. Once here, Select on the right hand side, "Systems management"->Performance->Collecting performance data->Then select on "Management Central APIs. . The four main APIs are QYPSCSCA -Change Collector Attributes, QYPSCYCC -Cycle Collector, QYPSENDC -End Collector, and QYPSSTRC -Start Collector . You had noted earlier that V5 does not have support for STRPEX. This is incorrect, STRPEX still exists at R510. . Hope this helps.
This was first published in December 2001