Creating and managing Investigate studies

An investigate study enables you to view the performance and resource utilization of selected systems by using the required metric group. You can save an investigate study to further view the performance and resource utilization in near real-time or for a selected period of time according to your requirement. You can also use a saved investigate study to perform the root cause analysis of any issues in the required systems.

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Workflow for creating an investigate study

You can create an Investigate study in a simple three-step process.

Investigate study

To create an investigate study

  1. In the TrueSight console, select  > Capacity > Investigate.
  2. Click Create investigate study.
    The Select domain/system page appears.
  3. (Optional) In the Select domain pane, select the required domains. You can also type in the box to search and select the required domains.  
    In the Select system pane, the systems that are associated with the selected domain are automatically displayed.

     About domains

    A domain is a set of servers and business drivers that are related to each other. For each domain, TrueSight Capacity Optimization extractors poll the related servers and business drivers for data, and store the collected data in the data warehouse.

  4. In the Select system pane, select one or more systems to include in the investigate study, and click Next.
    You can also type in the box to search and select the required systems.

    Note

     Unix/Linux systems and Windows systems do not have any common metric groups; they cannot be selected together.

  5. On the Select Metric Group page, expand the metric group categories, and select the required metric group.
    For more information about the available metric groups, see Capacity Agent Metric groups and metrics.
  6. (Optional): Select Add filters and perform the following steps to filter the data on specific values.

    1. Select the required metric to be used for filtering the performance and resource utilization data of the selected system.

      For example, a metric CPU Util can be used to filter the performance data of the selected systems and list only that data where CPU Util is greater than 50%. 

    2. Specify the appropriate values in the Operator and Value fields. 

       Examples of operators and values

      For numeric data such as 'CPU Util', operators such as 'Equal to' and 'Greater than' are displayed.

      For string values such as 'Command', operators 'Contains' and 'Does not contain' are displayed.

    3. To add more filters, click Add conditions and repeat the above steps.

  7. Click Apply. 

    The operation might take a few seconds to retrieve the data.
    A table with columns for various metrics of the selected metric group is displayed. By default, the table displays the available metrics for the last available time interval (the latest data point).

  8. (Optional): To show or hide columns, select the action menu  > Show/Hide columns that is located next to the tableName. By default, some of the columns of the table are hidden.
    In the All metrics pane, select the required column name. You can also type in the box to search and select the required metrics. The selected metrics are displayed in the Selected metrics pane. You can decide the order in which the selected metrics are displayed in the Investigate table. Drag and drop the column that you want to reorder. Alternatively, you can type the required order number in the Order field. Order number of all other columns will be automatically readjusted.
    Click Save

    The Show/Hide preferences are user-specific and preserved across sessions.

  9. (Optional): Perform the following steps to further configure investigate study.

    OptionDescription
    Click to further filter the rows on specific metric values, and add filter conditions as explained in step 6.
     Define periodClick to specify time other than the last available interval, in the time interval action action menu. 

    Specify the period in terms of date, hour, minutes, and seconds.

  10. Click Save study and enter the following details.

    FieldDescription
    Study groupSelect the required study group from the list. To add a new study group, click Add new group and type the required name for the study group in the box.
    Study nameType the required name for the study in the box.

  11. Click Apply.
    The investigate study is saved and displayed in the Investigate studies table. The investigate study displays information such as system name, time stamp, and other parameters specific to system such as CPU Utilization. The time stamp displays the time according to the time zone of the Application Server and not according to the data source.


The following graphic shows process to create an investigate study.

To modify an investigate study

  1. In the TrueSight console, select  > Capacity > Investigate and for the required investigate study, select action menu > Edit/View study.
    OR
    In the TrueSight console, select  > Capacity > Investigate > Study group name and for the required study click .
  2. Perform the following to modify the investigate study.
    • To modify the time period for the Investigate study, click the three dots next to the time period (in this case the Last Available Interval), and use the Define Period time selector to specify a new time period for the Investigate Study.

      You cannot modify the domain, system, and metric group.

  3. Click Save study and edit the following details.

    FieldDescription
    Study groupSelect the required study group from the list. To add a new study group, click Add new group and type the required name for the study group in the box.
    Study nameEdit the name for the study in the box. This updates the name of an existing study. To save the selected study as a new study with same or different study, select Save as a new study.


    The Investigate study is modified.


To delete an investigate study

  1. In the TrueSight console, select  > Capacity > Investigate.
    The Investigate page is displayed.
  2. In the Investigate studies table, for the required investigate study, select action menu > Delete study.

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