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Ronny_7
Regular Advisor

Enterprise Capacity Planner

I need some advise on ECP.
From the ECP Analyzer Report, the beginning portion shows some informations on the system.

There is one which says "CPU TYPE". Can I have some advise what does this indicates?

My customer has two ES45 with the same configurations except one with 4 CPUs and the other with 2 CPUs.

The report from the system with 2 CPUs shows 1976 and the other with 4 CPUs shows 1978.

Below is a sample output,

Node Name : CSCD81
CPU Type : 1976
OS : OpenVMS
Active Processes : 51
Total Memory : 2048 MBytes

Regards,
Ronny
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Gary Sachs
Advisor
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Re: Enterprise Capacity Planner

Ronny,

I believe the "CPU TYPE" is the HARDWARE MODEL number. You can confirm this with
$ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$GETSYI("HW_MODEL")

Gary
Gary Sachs
Advisor

Re: Enterprise Capacity Planner

Ronny,

consider this an addendum to my first reply...

The Hardware Model is an integer describing the VAX or ALPHA model type. See the description of the lexical F$GETSYI in the DCL DICTIONARY A-M.

gary

Todd Maurer
Advisor

Re: Enterprise Capacity Planner

Ronny,

My sources are telling me that the number appears to be the SMM (System Marketing Number) of the system. Not sure yet if VMS is returning this or if ECP is maintaining a table. The SMM uniquely identifies each hardware system that is made.

I believe that this number was more important to ECP when the data collected was to be fed into the now retired modeling tools for Capacity Planning. That tool needed to know configuration such a the number of CPUs and the number of backplane slots.

Todd

P.S. While the modeling tool is offically retired by HP, the decendant of the tool lives on with PERFCAP. They licensed the code as of retirement and continue to evolve and improve the tool. They are available at www.perfcap.com
OpenVMS is here to stay
Guy Peleg
Respected Contributor

Re: Enterprise Capacity Planner

Ronny,

1976 is AlphaServer ES45 Model 2 (2 CPUs)
1978 is AlphaServer ES45 Model 4 (4 CPUs)

These numbers used to identify the machine to
the O/S.

$ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$GETSYI("HW_MODEL")
1978
$ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$GETSYI("HW_NAME")
Compaq AlphaServer ES45 Model 2
$

Guy Peleg
Ronny_7
Regular Advisor

Re: Enterprise Capacity Planner

Hi Guy Peleg, Gary Sachs and Todd Maurer,

Thank you very much for your reply and solutions.

Your replies are very helpful and important to me.

Thank you,
Ronny
Ronny_7
Regular Advisor

Re: Enterprise Capacity Planner

As per replies.