Database Collections

It is possible to collect a wide range of system information and stored in databases, using Where Clause definitions as used for Displays. Once data is stored in this way it can be summarized and used for management reporting and analysis of system performance.

It is important to note that the data shown in a Display is 'real-time', based on a specified data collection interval, while the information viewed from a Database Collection is historical data.

The information provided by Database Collections can help in the decision making processes involved in managing computer environments, such as determining when more disk capacity will be required, if current CPUs are sufficient or overworked, or how often components are down and causing delays to business processes.

Database Collections can be stored in various formats allowing the data to be exported for use in spreadsheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel, ODBC industry standard relational databases, HPE NonStop SQL/MP databases and HPE NonStop tools that use the Enscribe file system.

Once data has been collected it can be;

  • Exported for use by other applications, based upon the format selected.

  • Replayed on-line using Displays in the Web Application or Windows Client. See Database Replays.

  • Summarized for storage and reporting purposes. See Database Summaries.

Database Collections are stored in documents with a .dbc extension and are indicated on the Document Navigator with the icon.

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