Whole Power Server + Virtual Server Monitoring - Part 2 via lpar2rrd
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Cut from that AIX wiki page for the project here (all Copyrights acknowledged - I hope you don't mind as this is a advert for your hard work) are two sample graphs.
One day on a POWER p590 64 CPUs (I removed the table showing the Virtual Server (LPAR) names):
You can see the dedicated LPARs as solid consistent strips - which probably means lots of wasted CPU cycles! - the Shared CPU LPARs are dynamically taking what they really need.
And below is an interesting yearly graph:
Not sure but perhaps we can see here workload being adopted and added to the machine over the year.