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Appendix A. Acronyms

Table A.1, “Performance Co-Pilot Acronyms and Their Meanings” provides a glossary of the acronyms used in the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) documentation, help cards, man pages, and user interface.

Table A.1. Performance Co-Pilot Acronyms and Their Meanings

Acronym
Meaning
API
Application Programming Interface
DBMS
Database Management System
DNS
Domain Name Service
DSO
Dynamic Shared Object
I/O
Input/Output
IPC
Interprocess Communication
PCP
Performance Co-Pilot
PDU
Protocol data unit
PMAPI
Performance Metrics Application Programming Interface
PMCD
Performance Metrics Collection Daemon
PMDA
Performance Metrics Domain Agent
PMID
Performance Metric Identifier
PMNS
Performance Metrics Name Space
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol