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Customize capacity forecasting settings for single nodes, interfaces, or volumes

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Nov 03, 2016

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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.

Set warning and critical thresholds for critical nodes, interfaces, or volumes to lower percentages, so that you have enough time to take measures before capacity issues occur.

Customize capacity forecasting thresholds and calculation methods for nodes:

You have changed the method and thresholds for calculating capacity forecast for the node.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Open the Edit Properties page for the node.

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

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

  3. On the Edit Properties page, scroll down to Alerting Thresholds.
  4. Select Override Orion General Thresholds for CPU Load or Memory Usage, and define the Warning and Critical threshold levels.
  5. Select the method for calculating trends:
    • Calculate exhaustion using average daily values
    • Calculate exhaustion using peak daily values

    If you want to use baseline thresholds, click Use Dynamic Baseline Thresholds. See Baselines and baseline calculations.

  6. Click Submit.

Customize capacity forecasting settings for interfaces:

If you want to use baseline thresholds, click Use Dynamic Baseline Thresholds. See Baselines and baseline calculations.

You have changed the thresholds for calculating capacity forecast for the interface.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Open the Edit Properties page for the interface.

    Go to Settings > Manage Nodes. Expand the parent node, select the interface, and click Edit Properties.

    If you are in an interface capacity forecasting resource, click Edit, and click the link to the interface's Edit Properties page.

  3. On the Edit Properties page, scroll down to Alerting Thresholds.
  4. Select Override Orion General Thresholds for Receive Interface Utilization or Transmit Interface Utilization, and customize the Warning and Critical threshold levels.
  5. Click Submit.

Customize capacity forecasting settings for volumes:

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

You have changed the method and thresholds for calculating capacity forecast for the volume.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Go to Settings > Manage Nodes.
  3. Select the volume, and click Edit Properties.
  4. Select Override Orion Capacity Thresholds for Percent Disk Usage.
  5. Customize the Warning and Critical threshold levels.
  6. Select the appropriate method for calculating trends:
    • Use Average values
    • Use Peak values
  7. Click Submit.
 
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