Configuring unit utilization data processing

This procedure describes how to configure GuardiumĀ® systems for processing and displaying unit utilization data.

About this task

For a centrally managed environment, populatng the unit utilization information requires scheduling two processes on the central manager: uploading data to the central manager for the buffer usage monitor; and processing the unit utilization data.

For a stand-alone system, you just need to schedule the processing of unit utilization data.

Procedure

  1. For a centrally managed environment, define a schedule on the central manager for uploading the central manager buffer usage monitor data.
    1. Go to Reports > Report Configuration Tools > Custom Table Builder.
    2. From the Custom Tables screen, select CM Buffer Usage Monitor and click Upload Data to continue.
    3. From the Upload Data screen, click Modify Schedule to define a schedule for uploading the central manager buffer usage monitor data. Click Save after defining a schedule, then click Back to return to the Upload Data screen.
      Scheduling the process to run once every hour is a reasonable starting point for many deployments, but you may want to adjust the interval around your available resources or data-currency needs.
      Important: To ensure that the most recent data is available for unit utilization reports, define a schedule that processes the buffer usage monitor data before processing the unit utilization data. Additionally, the buffer usage monitor data should not be scheduled to run exactly on the hour.
      Best practice: Define schedules that process the buffer usage monitor data at 10-minutes after the hour and unit utilization data at 40-minutes after the hour.
    4. From the Upload Data screen, optionally click Run Once Now to immediately upload the data.
  2. For a centrally managed environment or for a standalone system, define a schedule for processing unit utilization data.
    In a centrally managed environment, you only need to define the unit utilization schedule on the central manager.
    1. Go to Manage > Unit Utilization > Unit Utilization Levels.
    2. Click Modify Schedule to define a schedule for processing unit utilization data. Click Save after defining a schedule, then click Back to return to the Unit Utilization Levels page.
      Scheduling the process to run once every hour is a reasonable starting point for many deployments, but you may want to adjust the interval around your available resources or data-currency needs.
      Important: To ensure that the most recent data is available for unit utilization reports, define a schedule that processes the unit utilization data after processing the buffer usage monitor data.
      Best practice: Define schedules that process the buffer usage monitor data at 10-minutes after the hour and unit utilization data at 40-minutes after the hour.
    3. From the Unit Utilization Levels page, optionally click Run Once Now to immediately process the data.

Results

Go to Manage > Reports > Unit Utilization to view unit utilization reports. In a centrally managed environment, the data covers the central manager and its managed units. For a standalone system, data is for that individual system. If you did not use the Run Once Now option when defining the schedules, you must wait until those processes run before the unit utilization reports update with the latest data.