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Sybase Administration Tools available at:
mailto: [email protected]
Rev. 6.2012
 The tools posted on the blog will require the same setup:
Sybase Client installed (for tools connecting to ASE server).
Administrative login user (for tools doing ASE administration).
A set of two or more .dll files supplied with the installation –
performing licensing and environment operability checks.
 All the tools have been tested to run bug-free. Nonetheless,
the tools are provided “as is.” Responsibility for running a
tool lies with the user. Comments and bug reports are
welcome. They will be addressed and rectified. Please send
the comments either directly by mail or through the blog.
 As with any tool, it is recommended to start using it in the
development environment before trying it on the Production
 The tool is designed to parse and analyze reports generated
by Sybase ASE sp_sysmon system procedure.
 The tool has been tested from 12.5.x through 15.7 ASE
 The tool does not require Sybase ASE client to be present on
the local host running the tool.
 The tool does require sp_sysmon report files to be present.
 The tool allows focusing on a desired subsection of metrics
from one or more sp_sysmon generated report files in order to
compare them across multiple reports.
 The metrics may be displayed, compared, reviewed in graph
and exported to csv file for further review.
[Select Sysmon Counter s] tab is designed to setup the desired selection of
metrics on the basis of which the tool will par se sp_sysmon output files.
Using the tool for the fir st time must star t here.
 Select “Load Sysmon File” and then “Par se Sections”
 This will result in all the available sysmon metrics displayed in the bottom -most table.
 Each of the metrics may be selected (select the row and press “Add Counter”)
 Sysmon repor t counter s may be selected one by one or by “Matching” with
the desired pattern. For each counter its “Type” must be chosen.
 The list of selected counter s may be expor ted or saved as template
configuration (“Save Counter s”/”Expor t Sections”)
 Pre-set templates may be loaded “as is” into the par ser (SysmonPar ser.ini
template is loaded automatically on tool’s star tup).
 The par sing is per formed on the basis of the counter s selected .
[Select Sysmon Files] tab is designed to direct SysmonParser tool
to the list of files one wishes to parse (must be present locally).
 Select “Add Sysmon Files”
 Select sp_sysmon generated report file(s) you wish to parse.
 Any file added to the list may be deleted from the list by
selecting it and pressing [delete] keyboard key.
 The parsing is performed on the basis of the files selected .
 Parsing is the outcome of subtracting specified counters from all
available counters in the files specified to the tool
([counter][counter type] intersection in a single report file).
[Digest Sysmon Counters] tab is designed to start applying the
selected view to the sp_sysmon report files.
 Select “Start Parsing of Sysmon Files”
 The tool will generate a table of the counters parsed across the
report files specified.
 An average for each counter will also be displayed.
 The resulting data may be either exported or inspected for
 Rows in the resulting table may be moved (drag and drop) or
deleted to eliminate useless data.
 It is possible to select two metrics at a time to see correlation between the
selected metrics.
 The metrics are selected either from the selection in the drop boxes, or by
moving from row to row in the table.
 To display the correlation (or a single graph) select the metrics and press
 For repor ts spanning more than one day, deselect “Time Only” check box.
 The tool is being reworked from time to time to address changes
in the ASE and align it better with ASE administrators needs.
 In order to make the software better and more convenient your
feedback is encouraged.
 Feedback and bug reports may be made either directly to
[email protected] or posted as comments to the tool
page published on the blog.
 The blog is available at .
 More tools are available there, as well as general comments on
Sybase ASE, RS (and in future IQ) products.
 You are welcome to post your own ideas there which may be later
transformed into customized tools and posted there for