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Start data collection for a sample

Availability: This command is available to cluster and Vserver administrators at the advanced privilege level.

Description

This command starts the collection of performance data. Use the statistics stop command to stop the collection. You view the sample of performance data by using the statistics show command. You can collect more than one sample at a time.

Parameters

[-object <text>] - Object (privilege: advanced)

Selects the objects for which you want to collect performance data. This parameter is required. To view a list of valid object names, type statistics catalog object show at the command prompt. To specify multiple objects, use "|" between each object.

Note You should limit the scope of this command to only a few objects at a time to avoid a potentially significant impact on the performance of the system.
[-instance <text>] - Instance (privilege: advanced)

Selects the instances for which you want to collect performance data. If you do not specify this parameter, the command collects statistics for all of the instances associated with the specified objects. To specify multiple instances, use "|" between each instance.

For example, if you want to collect disk object statistics, you can use this parameter to specify the name of a specific disk whose statistics you want to view. If you do not specify this parameter, the command will collect statistics for all disks in the system.

[-counter <text>] - Counter (privilege: advanced)

Selects the counters for which you want to collect performance data. If you do not specify this parameter, the command collects statistics for all of the counters in the specified objects. To specify multiple counters, use "|" between each counter.

[-preset <text>] - Preset (privilege: advanced)

If this parameter is specified, the command displays statistics for the specified preset.

[-sample-id <text>] - Sample Identifier (privilege: advanced)

Specifies an identifier for the sample. Identifiers must be unique and are restricted t