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Custom Groups

Custom group example
Custom Groups feature allows you group LPARs or CPU pools into one aggregated graph. LPARs or CPU pools could be from different physical servers or even managed by different HMCs and one LPAR could be member of more custom groups.
As for historical reports you can select multiple LPARs to get aggregated graphs. With custom groups you have already configured set of required LPARs and you can display these graphs.


Typical usage

  • Grouping nodes of a active/active cluster to see total CPU utilization per all cluster nodes in one graph.
  • Grouping nodes of active/passive cluster it might be useful, as you get total CPU utilization together for all nodes of the cluster (active and passives) no matter which one is actually active.
  • Grouping of application farms, environment landscapes (Production, testing, etc).

Grouping possibilities

  • CPU pools from different servers
    • CPU pool utilization
    • Memory allocation
  • LPARs from different servers
    • CPU utilization
    • Memory allocation
    • Memory utilization
    • LAN throughput in MB/sec (all interfaces)
    • SAN throughput in MB/sec (all interfaces)
    • SAN throughput in IO per sec (all interfaces)

Examples


VIOS SAN throughput MB/sec
Custom group example 1
     VIOS SAN throughput IOPS
Custom group example2
     LPAR Memory utilization
Custom group example2

Further examples can be found on the product demo site

Release notes

  • Trend graphs for CPU utilization data (v4.90).
  • Custom Groups are available even in VMware edition (v4.90).
  • New GUI based configuration wizard (v4.70).