Importing resource monitoring data - Legacy Reports

Because you can collect resource monitoring data in historical mode using IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring, you can import this data after you have run a schedule.


  1. Click File > Import, and then open Profiling and Logging, and select Resource Monitoring Data; alternatively, right-click a set of execution results in the Performance Test Runs view, and click Import Resource Monitoring Data from the menu. If you import resource monitoring data into a report using the this method, by default the specified time interval will correspond exactly to the schedule run. Accepting this default might result in no data being available, depending on clock discrepancies between systems. In this case, you might need to adjust the time interval to compensate for clock differences.
  2. Choose a resource monitoring data source from the list, or click Add to add one. The server must be configured to collect historical data and to collect IBM Tivoli Monitoring resource counters. If you add a new data source, complete these steps:
    1. Click Create new resource monitoring location to create a new resource monitoring location; or click Create or add a resource monitoring location from an existing source to add an existing location or to create a resource monitoring location based on an existing location.
    2. Type the IP address or the fully qualified host name of the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server in the Host field on the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server page.
    3. Type the user ID and password for the monitoring server in Authentication.
    4. Change the Connection information if needed. Typically, your Tivoli system administrator specifies this information.
    5. Select Save Password to save your password locally. If you do not save your password, you might be prompted for it (depending on the host system configuration) when editing the configured location or when running test schedules that use the location.
  3. Specify the time period for which to import data.

    When specifying the time in a specific number of units, note that for consistency, "month" is defined as 30 days and "year" is defined as 365 days. "Days" refers to 24 hour periods, not calendar days. The units of time that you select are subtracted from the time that you click Finish to import the data to give the start time. For example, if you select 2 months, the time period will be the 60 days (24-hour time periods) immediately prior to you clicking Finish. If you click Specify a time interval, the Start time and End time will be automatically set to match the run into which you are importing the resource monitoring data.

  4. Select the Profiling project and Monitor group under which to store the imported data. If you imported the data by clicking File > Import, then you must change the default project and monitor. In this case, specify your test project as the profiling project and the report under which you want to store the data as the monitor; if you do not, the data will not import correctly.

What to do next

Now you can view resource monitoring data in the report.