15.00 - Schmon Utility (schmon)(SLES 10 only) - Teradata Database

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Schmon Utility (schmon)
(SLES 10 only)


The Schmon utility, schmon, provides a command line interface that allows you to display and alter Priority Scheduler parameters.

Note: On SLES 11 systems, Priority Scheduler is managed by Teradata Active System Management (TASM), and is configured using the Teradata Viewpoint workload management portlets. For more information on those portlets, see Teradata Viewpoint User Guide. The information in this chapter applies only to Teradata Database systems running on SLES 10.


  • If Workload Definition (Category 3) rules have been set in the Teradata Viewpoint Workload Designer portlet, schmon cannot be used to make changes to Priority Scheduler.
  • Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance supports only a subset of schmon commands, and does not support changing any Priority Scheduler settings. Run schmon -h to see the available commands.
  • Certain output data, such as priority and resource usage, may differ from the examples shown in this chapter, depending on the operating system under which Teradata Database is running.
  • Runs From

  • Database Window or comparable interface to the Teradata Database console subsystem, such as cnsterm
  • Linux command line
  • Teradata Viewpoint Remote Console portlet
  • For general information on starting the utilities from different interfaces, see Appendix B: “Starting the Utilities” For information on Viewpoint, see Teradata Viewpoint User Guide.


    Note: Some internal and rarely-needed options have been omitted from the following discussion. Those options are described in the online help for schmon.