Capacity Forecasting Reports > Host Capacity Forecast
Version 9.2.01
Host Capacity Forecast
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This forecast report provides an at-a-glance overview of historical and predicted usage.
NOTE: To ensure that your report reflects both historical and forecasted usage, when you generate the report, verify that your date range starts on a past date and ends on a future date. The current day is treated as the future for the purpose of forecasting. Typically, if you specify three months before and after the current day, you’ll have sufficient data for a valid forecast. The default display is Grouped by Months. However, to see results based on previous weeks, choose Group by Weeks in the Report Designer. The Group by Weeks option is especially useful during the first few weeks of Capacity Manager deployment.
In the report’s scope selector, the Host Type option can be used to include virtual hosts in this host-based report: VM Guest, VM Server, VIO Guest, VIO Server, or Others. You also can narrow the scope of this report by specifying a storage type filter of: SAN, DAS, or NAS.
When you generate this report, you can select the type of output—either by host or by filesystem. If you select filesystem, the specific path, host name, and mount point will be associated with each graph.
1. Mouse-over the thermometer to view usage.
2. Mouse-over the markers on the lines to view:
Historical Usage: Average and Maximum Size
Forecasted Usage: Average and Maximum Size
3. Click the Host link to launch the Host Utilization Detail.
4. Click the Total Volumes link to view the Host Capacity Forecast by Filesystem.
The first day of the period for which the usage is projected.
Avg Size
The historical average usage.
Max Size
The historical maximum usage.
Avg Size Future
The projected usage based on the average usage history (or historical average usage for periods in history).
Max Size Future
The projected usage based on the maximum usage history (or historical average usage for periods in history).