Setting up and using the Investigate tool

Use the Investigate tool to analyze and investigate capacity and performance issues in systems. After you configure data collection for the Investigate tool, you can access it from the TrueSight console to create and launch studies with simple GUI-based steps.

Create Investigate studies to graphically represent recent data for one of more systems. You can customize the study to include specific metrics and time periods that you would like to investigate.

Workflow for setting up and using the Investigate tool

Investigate tool

Permissions for accessing and using the Investigate tool

The following table provides details about the user role with the associated permissions (specific to the Investigate tool only) in the TrueSight console and activities in the TrueSight Capacity Optimization console that a user must have to access and use the Investigate tool. The table also lists the tasks that the user can perform depending on the associated user role.

For more information about configuring users and user groups, see Configuring users and user groups.

User role



User tasks
(In TrueSight console)(In TrueSight Capacity Optimization console)(In TrueSight console)(In TrueSight Capacity Optimization console) 
Capacity OperatorOPERATORView InvestigateInvestigate section - view
Capacity PlannerPLANNER
  • View Investigate
  • Edit Investigate
  • Investigate section - edit
  • Investigate section - view

Includes permissions for all OPERATOR tasks and the following tasks:


The following video (12:17) provides the basics of Investigate.

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