0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2012 4:03 PM by Vincent_L

    FMS : Monitoring


      For obvious performances reasons, those would only be activated on request in the admin tool, to troubleshoot.


      We need need CPU, I/O, and perhaps memory utilization breakdown by process (so by user)


      The current Filemaker server statistics aren't telling that much and are very very hard to grasp. Plus they don't help to understand ressources utilisations.

      To help diagnose performance problems or do some optimization we need to have a breakdown of the CPU utilization / disk throughput / network bandwidth for the different process that Filemaker runs :


      Let's say fmserved process is using 150% of the machine CPU power

      we need to have in Filemaker Server Admin console a breakdown of those 150%.


      Same for disk and network speed


      Those 150% would be considered as the 100% of the CPU power, disk througput, network bandwidth used by FMS and we would need something like that :


      scheduled backups 1 : 25% CPU 50% disk throughput 0% network utilization

      server side script 1 : 35% CPU 29% disk throughput 0% network utilization

      user Robert : 10% CPU, 1% disk throughput 5% network utilization

      user Katherine : 10% CPU, 10% disk throughput 45% network utilization

      user John : 20% CPU, 10% disk throughput 50% network utilization


      of course if they were web publishing, jdbc/odbc etc it would be reported accordingly


      This will be a tremendous gain to help optimize, or kill a process that is eating most of the ressources bogging down the server.

      We would also be able to better make the good hardware investments


      This is a feature request posted here http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/6914629311


      Better analysis of what the user does :


      Maybe that's not possible because I'm not sure if FMS is aware of what the client does :


      - Script run currently by a user or logging of the script ran by users. Or pehaps a flag next to user name that would show if a user is runnin scripts or not. Anyway knowing if a user is running a script or not will be really interesting.

      - Same as above to know on which layout a user is, the table he uses

      - Same as above to know the record count of the user foundset

      - his is performing a find, querying a relationship


      Table locking monitoring


      In MySQL you can know if a user is locking a table