PPM - How to change a Predictor Manual Data Populate (MDP utility) from Add/Overwrite mode to Merge mode?

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    PRODUCT:

    BMC Capacity Management for Mainframes


    COMPONENT:

    BMC Performance Predictor for Mainframes


    APPLIES TO:

    CMM Predictor



    QUESTION:

    What are the steps to change an existing Predictor Manual Data Populate from Add/Overwrite mode to Merge Mode and what is the difference between the two modes?

     


    ANSWER:

     

    Once data is on your Performance Predictor system, you can

      
       
    • Populate baseline files into the console namespace using the Add/Overwrite option. If the files contain new data, it is added to the namespace; if they contain data for intervals already stored in the namespace, it overwrites that data.
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    • Populate baseline files using the Merge data operation. This operation merges separate baseline files for the same date/timestamp interval that were derived from multiple UIE hosts into a single model using MDP.
      
    Perform the follow steps to change the Operation mode in a Predictor Manual Data Population. 

    1.  Navigate to the Predictor Program directory and double click on the NSPopulate executable to open the Manual Data Population utility. 

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    2.  Open the appropriate .mdp configuration file.   Add/Overwrite mode is the default Operation mode. 

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    3.  If Add/Overwrite mode is set the you will see the following in the .mdp file. 

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    4.  If Merge Data mode is set you will see the following in the .mdp file. 

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    5.  To change the operation mode to Merge data mode just click the Merge data radio button and then the Save button. 

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    6.  If the MDP is scheduled in Task Scheduler the scheduled entry does not need to be updated. 
      

     


    Article Number:

    000182416


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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