Determine remaining resources in an II resource pool

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Overview

To determine whether you have sufficient resources in your Intelligent Infrastructure (II) VM's resource pool to expand resources on one or more of your VMs, you can generate one or both of the following reports in the II Self-Service environment.

VM Information report

Initiating a VM Information report creates a CSV document containing all VMs belonging to a particular organization. It will include various data about each VM such as number of CPUs, amount of memory and storage allocated, type of backups configured, OS, IP(s), and some additional metadata. To generate the report:

  1. Log into vRealize Automation (vRA) in Intelligent Infrastructure.
  2. Select the Catalog tab.
  3. You'll see tiles representing different actions. Look for one labeled "VM Information". If you see more than one tile with this label, you belong to more than one organization. To limit these options, in the upper right of the page, select the appropriate organization (labeled Business Group in the application).
  4. After selecting the organization, you'll see the number of tiles reduce. Select the Request button on the "VM Information" report for the desired organization.
  5. If desired, specify an email address to receive the file; the default is the contact address of the organization.
  6. Choose Submit. The system will generate the report and email it to the address you specified.

Pool Information report

Initiating a Pool Information report also creates a CSV document containing all resource pools that belong to a particular organization. It will include data about each pool such as CPU_Maximum_Quota (total available CPUs for the resource pool) and CPU_Current_Usage (number of CPUs actually allocated to active VMs), similar for memory and storage, and some additional metadata. To generate the report:

  1. Log into vRealize Automation (vRA) in Intelligent Infrastructure.
  2. Select the Catalog tab.
  3. You'll see tiles representing different actions. Look for one labeled "Pool Information". If you see more than one tile with this label, you belong to more than one organization. To limit these options, in the upper right of the page, select the appropriate organization (labeled Business Group in the application).
  4. After selecting the organization, you'll see the number of tiles reduce. Select the Request button on the "Pool Information" report for the desired organization.
  5. If desired, specify an email address to receive the file; the default is the contact address of the organization.
  6. Choose Submit. The system will generate the report and email it to the address you specified.

Use the reports

The Pool Information report alone will help you identify any resource constraints. It can aid in general resource expansion planning on an annual, semi-annual, or monthly basis.

However, by combining the two together, you can do more specific resource planning. For example, using the VM report, you can identify the resource pool to which a VM belongs. Then by using the Pool report, you can determine whether there is sufficient remaining capacity for a specific needed resource expansion on the VM.

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Last modified on 2018-12-17 12:23:10.

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