Activity Logging and Activity
Trends work together. They can be enabled via the Configuration Settings
document / Activity Logging tab.
Activity Logging servers account for their time precisely, recording user
activity by person, database, and access protocol. When summarized and
averaged, or trended over time, activity logging of trended statistics
provides a way to measure and compare workloads across servers. You can
use this information to identify the most active users and databases on
each server. Using the Domino Change Manager, you can automate the creation
and execution of workload redistribution plans to load a new server, decommission
an old one, or balance workloads across unevenly burdened servers.
Activity Trends is part of both the Domino server and the Domino Administrator.
Activity Trends collects and stores activity statistics as current observations
and historical trends. The activity statistics relate to the server, databases,
users, and connections of users to databases. You can explore the
collected data to see how database workload is distributed across servers.
Using the data, Activity Trends recommends a resource-balancing plan. Then,
working with the Domino Change Manager, which is a part of the Domino server,
Activity Trends provides a workflow that facilitates implementing the recommended
Domino uses the collected data to determine the load on the server. Then,
using resource-balancing functionality, the Analyzer applies trends analysis
and statistics to intelligent algorithms that can provide computer-aided
load balancing on a set of servers or simplify the server decommissioning
The Domino Change Manager provides workflow capability that creates resource-balancing
plans and implements database moves.The Domino Change Control database
(DOMCHANGE.NSF) and Domino Change Manager are part of the Domino server
Activity Logging and Trends were first made available for Domino 6.0 as
a seperate product named IBM Tivoli Analyzer for Lotus Domino. These features
were rolled into the core Domino product as of version 7.0. The Domino
Administration help file includes extensive documentation of these features.
Activity Logging is categorized under Monitoring / Managing Servers. Activity
Trends is categorized under Performance.
Both Activity Logging
and Activity Trends are disabled
Enable Activity Logging and Activity Trends in the server's configuration
document. Be sure to schedule the activity trends collector to run off-peak
to reduce log file size when activity trends are being collected
is a completely
different feature that provides a subset of the data.
Domino Configuration Tuner:
This setting is included in the DCT
catalog of best practices.