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Spotlight on SAP ASE 2.11 - User Guide

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Swap Out Flow Alarm

The Swap Out Flow represents the number of processes swapped to disk per second.

A machine that is swapping processes to or from disk is usually under-configured for its workload.

The type of alarm that is activated is determined by the number of processes swapped to disk every second.


Used Percentage Alarm

The Least Space / Disk Space container in the Disk Activity panel displays the percentage of used disk space for the specified filesystem.

The Used Percentage alarm indicates that the filesystem is full or filling up. If the filesystem fills up completely, no more data can be written to it. For example:

  • If the /var filesystem fills, you may have problems with system activities such as e-mail or printing.
  • If the /home filesystem fills, user applications may be affected.
  • If the /tmp filesystem fills, any applications that use temporary files may be affected.


  • The data displayed in the Least Space / Disk Space container is collected from:
  • The filesystem that has the least amount of free space, OR
  • A user-specified filesystem on the Unix host.
  • To choose the filesystem whose details are displayed in the container, right-click the container and select Disk Options.


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Zombie Processes Alarm

The Zombie button in the CPU panel shows the number of terminated child processes that have not been acknowledged by their parent process.

A high level of zombie processes is indicative of the presence of an inferior program, or an entry in /etc/inittab (or equivalent) preventing init from completing its startup sequence.

The type of alarm that is activated is determined by the number of zombie processes waiting to be exited.


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Spotlight is powerful diagnostic and problem-resolution tool for Unix and Linux operating systems. Its unique user interface provides you with an intuitive, visual representation of the activity on your host machine.

For information on Spotlight on Unix, see these sections



Background Information

Introductory material to Spotlight on Unix.

Connect to a Unix System Create / Modify / Delete connections to Unix systems.
Home Page The Spotlight home page shows the flow of information and commands between various sub-components and the size and status of internal resources such as processes, disk files and memory structures.

Spotlight alerts you to problems with your system by issuing an alarm. You can configure Spotlight in the level of severity that constitutes an alarm, to disable an alarm, and the actions Spotlight takes on raising the alarm.

Drilldowns When you have isolated a problem, you can display a drilldown page, whose charts and tables provide a detailed breakdown of the underlying statistics.
View | Options Customize Spotlight.
Troubleshooting Solve problems using Spotlight.

For information on using Spotlight applications See

Spotlight Basics


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