Informix Database Space Test

This test reports the space details of a dbspace.

Target of the test : An Informix Dynamic server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every dbspace in an Informix database server.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the Informix Dynamic server.


The port number at which the specified host listens to.


The Informix server instance being monitored.


A valid Informix user name.


The password corresponding to the above user.

Confirm Password

Confirm the Password by retyping it here.


Specify the language/locale in which your database is installed. This will allow you to return the query in the language supported by your database. By default this attribute is set to “none”, which means that by default, queries are returned in the English locale.


Specify the language/locale in which the eG agent is running. Normally, when you use an internal agent to monitor Informix, the ClientLocale and DBLocale will be same. However, the ClientLocale may differ when you are monitoring the Informix tests using a remote agent (agentless monitoring). By default, the ClientLocale is set to “none”, indicating that the eG agent runs in the English locale, by default.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total size

The total size of a dbspace.



Free space

The amount of unused space in a particular dbspace.


If one of your dbspaces runs out of space, some applications could stop working.

Percent used

The percentage of space used in a dbspace.



Number of chunks

The total number of chunks present in a specific Dbspace.



Disk reads

The rate at which data pages were read from the disk.



Disk writes

The rate at which data pages were read from the disk.