Top/bottom IVMs page in the HP-UX IVM view

The Top/bottom IVMs view shows IVMs sorted by utilization. The utilization sort order is determined by a blended value based on CPU, memory, and file system space used. The blended value is calculated as follows:

(IVM_CPU_COST x [CPU Used]) + (IVM_MEMORY_COST x [Memory Used]) + (IVM_STORAGE_COST x [File System Used])

The default values for the following parameters are as follows. These values can be modified from the settings page.

  • IVM_CPU_COST = 250

Viewing the Top/bottom IVMs table

The following figure shows the Top/bottom IVMs tab displaying the top 10 ranked partitions filtered on all domains.

An example of the Top/bottom IVMs tab

The Top/bottom IVMs table lists all IVMs based on their rank, which in turn are based on various metrics that constitute the columns in the Top/bottom IVMs table.

  • By default, the metric tables in this view are filtered on all domains. Use the domain filter options to select the required domain from the table.
  • By default, the summarization time range for all metrics is set to Last 30 days. Use the time filter options controls to select an alternate range.

For detailed information on how to use filters, see Using filtering options in views in the TrueSight console.

Each row corresponds to an IVM and shows the following information:

HP Top/bottom IVMs table: Description of columns




A unique numerical index that classifies all existing VMs in terms of resource (CPU, memory) consumption. The higher the number, the higher the resource consumption.

95th percentileCPU_UTIL, MEM_UTIL


Partition name.

Last valueNAME 


Name of the host the partition belongs to.

Last valueHost name retrieved using relationship VH_CONTAINS_GM  

CPU Util[%]

95th percentile value of CPU utilization.

95th Percentile CPU_UTIL

Memory Util [%]

95th percentile value of memory utilization.

95th Percentile MEM_UTIL
File System Util [%]95th percentile value of file system utilization.95th Percentile


To view the details of an IVM

To view the details page for a particular partition, click the name of the partition in the Partitions column. The Partition details page displays the following information:

  • General details: General partition details, such as name, type, description, number of elements within it, and tags are displayed at the top of the page. 
  • Related Information panel: Displays links to detailed pages for Thresholds and Partition details.

    • ThresholdsThe Thresholds page allows you to view and manage threshold settings for the selected Pool. See Adding and viewing thresholds for detailed information.
  • Tags panel: Displays tags, if any, that are associated with the pool. For more information, see Working with tag filters. 

  • Summary information: The Summary tab, that is displayed by default, displays performance details for the selected pool in a horizontal summary table, as well as charts.

    Analysis charts: Core metrics for the selected entity are displayed as analysis charts, depending on available data. At the bottom of each chart is a link that takes you to the Data Explorer view for the specific resource type, and displays charts and information for a larger set of metrics.

    To return to this page, click located towards the top-right side in the Data Explorer tab.

    The data displayed in Data Explorer view charts for any resource part of this view category, is based on the time filter that is applied to the primary view in this tab. You can select Advanced time periods (other than default/basic) from the Data Explorer view for the selected resource, to view charts over a different time resolution.

    You can download charts, annotate them, print them, and so on. For more information, see Managing charts 

  • Configuration Details: The Configuration Details tab displays the configuration metrics for the pool.

An example of a IVM partition details page

Using data filter and other controls in tables

You can export and filter the information that is displayed in tables to suit your need. For instance, you can show or hide columns, filter tables on particular domains, and so on.

For more information, see Sorting a table in the TrueSight console and Using filtering options in views in the TrueSight console.

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