The Agents Pending Token component keeps track of the number of registered database agents that are currently waiting on processing tokens within the DB2 instance you are monitoring. A processing token is the permission to execute a unit of work (transaction) against the database. A database agent, therefore, requires a token for each transaction it executes for an application. If a token is not immediately available, the agent must wait until one is available to proceed with the transaction.
A registered database agent is any agent—both working and idle—currently residing in the instance.
At each refresh, Spotlight captures the number of registered database agents within the instance that are waiting on processing tokens. If this number is high, an alarm becomes current on this component.
Click the Agents Pending Token component to open the Database Manager Summary drilldown. This drilldown provides details about all the active databases and partitions in the DB2 instance and helps you pinpoint problem activity.