How to view Top and Bottom consumers of resources using BMC AMI Capacity Reporting

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    Very often an analyst looks for the “Top-nn” consumers of a resource. AMI Capacity Reporting offers help here and also help if analyzing the “Bottom-nn” numbers. Here is an example. 

    In the Workflow Builder we find the “Filter Actions” and when we expand this option, we see the “Advanced Filter Options”.

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    Per default the ranking order “Top” is selected and 10 is the default number of instances. For this demonstration here we set it down to 5 instances to make the graphs more readable.

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    In the next graph we look at the Total DASD Space attached to Storage Groups. Used and Free Space together make up the Total Space. We see Storage Groups like Huge, Large, Medium and Small and the attached storage shows that Huge has most of the storage attached.

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    We now switch in the “Advanced Filter Option” to “Bottom” and ask AMICR to display the Storage Groups with the smallest amount of Free Space.

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    In the mouser over display we see the five Storage Groups. There is HSM, which has only 2.296 GB Free Space left. Here the numbers again. 

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    When we look at the Total DASD Space attached to the Storage Group HSM we get this information:

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    HSM has attached 115.300 GB and only 2.296 GB are free. A problem? May be, the people responsible should look at this.


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