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Customize capacity forecasting Settings for individual nodes interfaces or volumes

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Created by Jane Baylon, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This articles shows you how you can set different forecast calculation methods and thresholds for individual nodes and volumes. For interfaces, the calculation method is set globally, and you can customize only the thresholds.

For important nodes, interfaces or volumes, you can set warning and critical thresholds to lower percentage values, thus giving you enough time to take appropriate measures before capacity issues occur.

Environment

Orion products version 2015.1.x

Steps

To customize capacity forecasting setting for nodes:
  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Open Edit Properties page for the appropriate node.
  3. Go to Settings > Manage Nodes > select the appropriate node, and then click Edit Properties. 

Note: If you are in capacity forecasting resource, click Edit in the resource, and then click the link to the node's Edit Properties page.

  4.  Under Edit Properties page, scroll down to Alerting Thresholds and you will find the metrics relevant for interface capacity forecasting: 

  • CPU Load
  • Memory Usage
  1. Select Override Orion General Threshold box for the metrics whose capacity forecasting settings you want to change.
  2. Define the appropriate Warning and Critical threshold levels for the node. 
  3. Select the appropriate method for calculating trends:

​Note: If you want to use baseline thresholds, click User Dynamic Baseline Thresholds.  

  • Calculate exhaustion using average daily values
  • Calculate exhaustion using peak daily values

  8. Click Submit.

 

To customize capacity forecasting settings for interfaces:

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.

  2. Open Edit Properties page for the appropriate interface. 

  3. Go to Settings > Manage Nodes > select the appropriate node, and then click Edit Properties. 

Note: If you are in capacity forecasting resource, click Edit in the resource, and then click the link to the node's Edit Properties page.

  4.  Under Edit Properties page, scroll down to Alerting Thresholds and you will find the metrics relevant for interface capacity forecasting: 

  • Receive Interface Utilization
  • Transmit Interface Utilization

  5. Select the Override Orion General Threshold box for the resource group whose thresholds you want to change.

  6. Customize the appropriate Warning and Critical threshold levels.

​Note: If you want to use baseline thresholds, click User Dynamic Baseline Thresholds.  

  7. Click Submit.

 

To customize capacity forecasting settings for volumes:

  1. Log into the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Go to Settings > Manage Nodes > select the appropriate volume > click Edit Properties.

Note: To find the volume, locate the appropriate node and click the + sign to display interfaces and volumes on the node.

  3. Select the Override Orion Capacity Thresholds box for Percent Disk Usage. 

  4.  Customize the appropriate Warning and Critical threshold levels, and select the appropriate method for calculating trends:

  • Use Average values
  • Use Peak values

  5.  Click Submit.

 

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