Sybase Tasks Test

This test reports statistics pertaining to the tasks performed by the Sybase database engine.

Target of the test : A Sybase ASE (Below v15) server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Sybase server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

Refers to the IP address of the Sybase server.

Port

The port number at which the Sybase server listens to.

User

A Sybase user who has the “sa_role”.

Password

The password corresponding to the above user.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Connections opened

The rate at which connections are opened

Conns/Sec

This provides a general understanding of the Adaptive Server environment and the work load during the measure interval.

Task switches

The rate at which the Adaptive Server switched context from one user task to another

Switches/Sec

The detailed diagnosis of this measure, if enabled, reports the percentage of times the context switch was due to each cause.