0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2011 9:54 AM by jmeadows

    Creating a VM Capacity widget that shows N-1 failover

      We just fielded this question from a new user and I thought others might be interested in the answer as well.

      The N-1 failover capacity setting is in the Advanced settings within the Capacity Planner. 

      • In the Capacity Planner,  click “Edit” in the Resource Container of your new profile. 
      • Then click on the “Advanced Options” link in the lower left hand corner of the capacity planner to pull up several options on the left hand side of the page. 
      • Click on “Calculations Settings”, check the box “N-1 Capacity (failover)”, then “Update”.  The failover should be reflected in the resource container.

      Now, we want to save off this customized container for use on the dashboard.

      •  In the summary view of the capacity, click the Edit button.
      • Unclick the “Option 2: Use Dynamic Content” option.
      • Click “Save As” in the upper right corner.
      • Rename it something like “All clusters, N-1”.

      Finally, we want to create the new widget that reflects the N-1 VM capacity.

      • Then, go to the dashboard where you want to place the widget.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the + sign to Add Widget.
      • Select “VM Capacity”widget.
      • Click the “Configure Widget” button in the upper right corner of the widget. 
      • Change the Default (All Clusters) resource container to the new “All clusters, N-1”.
      • Save changes.
      • Edit Title of widget from “available capacity” to “Available capacity, N-1”.

      that should be it.  Let us know if you have questions.