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Customize the recommendations report

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Created by Lori Krell_ret, last modified by Melanie Boyd on Nov 22, 2016

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The Recommendations provides historical data for completed recommendations and actions in the last 30 days. The report provides detailed tables of results:

  • Recommendations current, scheduled, and finished: list all active and predictive recommendations completed with a status of FinishedWithSuccess or FinishedWithError.
  • Actions current, scheduled, and finished: list actions completed in active and scheduled recommendations. If available, you can select a recommendation to power down, move, and power up a VM.

Using reporting best practices, create a copy of the Recommendations report. Modify the report to collect data in the last 24 hours, for a specific cluster, with added charts of Effective CPU Load and Effective Memory Load. This report details VM movements and resource allocations with resource status. Schedule the report daily after maintenance.

In this scenario, create a copy of a report and customize the recommendations report for a specific host.

  1. Select the Recommendations report, and click Duplicate & Edit.
  2. Modify the name of the report.
  3. For each recommendation content section, select Last 24 Hours for the time period.


  4. Click Add Content.
  5. Select Feature in the Group By drop-down menu, and click Virtualization.

    All virtualization resources display.

  6. Select Effective CPU Load, and click Select and Continue.


  7. Select the cluster for the report, and click Add to Layout.

    For this scenario, select vim-hyperv-cluster-01.


    To modify the chart format, click Edit Chart.

  8. Click Add Content.
  9. Select Feature in the Group By drop-down menu, and click Virtualization.

    All virtualization resources display.

  10. Select Effective Memory Load, and click Select and Continue.

  11. Select use previously specified objects, and click Add to Layout.

    The cluster vim-hyperv-cluster-01 should be selected by default.


    To modify the chart format, click Edit Chart.

  12. Click Next to preview the report.

    To make additional changes, and click Back.

  13. Click Next to enter specific properties for the report including description, report category, and comments.
  14. Click Next to set a schedule.

    For this example, select No schedule needed.

  15. Click Next to review the Summary, and click Submit.

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18:28, 21 Nov 2016