Configuring the System time forecasting template

The System time forecasting template enables you to display charts that are generated from the last run of a time forecasting model for the required system. A time-forecasting model generates the future behavior trend for one or more performance metrics by observing their past behavior captured over time.

Use this template to create a custom view or add a page to a custom view in the TrueSight console. From the view page that is configured using the System time forecasting template, you can run the time-forecasting model to refresh data in the charts.


To display charts from a time-forecasting model for multiple systems or business drivers, use the Golden model results template.

Before you begin

Ensure that the time-forecasting model that you want to select in the template is created. For details about creating a time forecasting model, see time-forecasting.

To configure a view using the System time forecasting template

The following video (7:07) illustrates the process of using the System time forecasting template in a custom view.

  1. Open the view page with the System time forecasting template:

  2. In the view page, specify the following information:
    • Title: Type the required title for the page.

    • Time Forecating Model: Select the required scenario of the time-forecasting model from the drop-down list.

    • Show contained elements count: Click the button to enable or disable display of the number of contained elements. 
    • Show tags: Click the  button to enable or disable the display of tags, if available, for the system.

    • Show recommendations: Click the button to enable or disable recommendations. When you enable it, links to a set of recommended actions are displayed, that can help you resolve capacity-related problems in your environment. For more information, see Viewing recommendations in views on the TrueSight console. 

       denotes that the display enabled.  denotes that the display disabled.

    • To display information related to a single system, use the system filters:

      1. Display system type: Select the type of system to display in the view page. You can select one or more similar system types from the list. For example, Virtual Machine - AIX LPAR, Virtual Machine - AIX Shared Processor LPAR and Virtual Machine - AIX VIO LPAR.

      2. Label: Type a label for the system type filter. By default, the name of the system filter is selected as the label.

        (Optional) Filters: To add more filters, click (Change). You can add up to two additional filters to aid in the selection of the system.

        For example, if you do not know the exact system whose data you want to display, you can add additional filters to restrict the number of systems to choose from.

        To illustrate, If you select VMware Virtual Machine as the base system type filter, you can select VMware Virtual Host and VMware Virtual Cluster as the additional filters that you can use to restrict the number of VMware Virtual Machine systems to choose from.

        In the edit box that appears at the bottom, perform the following steps:

        1. (Optional): Select the system type from the System type filter 1 list. If you have selected more than one system in the Display system type, you can select the common parent system type for the selected systems. For example, if you have selected the Display system type as Virtual Machine - AIX LPAR, Virtual Machine - AIX Shared Processor LPAR and Virtual Machine - AIX VIO LPAR, you can select Virtual Host - AIX PowerVM in the System type filter 1 list.

        2. (Optional): Label: The field is populated with the filter name you select. You can type a different label.

          Similarly, select System type filter 2, if required.

          For more information, see Using system type filters in views.

      3. Click Apply. The additional filters appear under Filters (Change) in the top edit area of the view. 

        To delete filters, click X on the filters.

    • Related information: Displays the drill-down links, like Host Details and so on, if available, for the view. For example, from a system details view of a cluster, you can link to the table of hosts of that cluster.

      To add links, click + Add link.

      1. In the Link Label box, type a name for the link.
      2. From the Target page list, select the page you want to link to.
        You can add multiple links.
      3. After you are done adding links, click Apply to go back to the previous edit screen.
  3. (Optional) To add custom text when you configure a new template or add a new page, click Add custom text.
    To update existing custom text, clickEdit the page, and then in the custom text panel, click Change
    For more information, see Managing custom text on a view page..
  4. Click Save.

    The custom view page is created with the defined configuration. You can filter the charts in the view page by applying the appropriate filter such as domain, tag, and system.

Example of a custom view page with the System time forecasting template

Custom view page with the using time-forecasting model.


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