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The AIX views enable you to manage the capacity of a virtualized infrastructure running on an AIX environment. It is pre-configured, and can only be customized by the view administrator.

The purpose of the AIX view is to:

  • Keep track of how much capacity is available at the frame level to run additional partitions.
  • Monitor resource usage and entitlement usage of the individual partitions, find under-utilized resources and over-utilized resources. Reallocate resources to partitions to increase efficiency.
  • Proactively keep track of partitions that are experiencing capacity shortfalls, or will soon be and which resources are the bottlenecks.
  • Find top/bottom resource consuming partitions.

Partitions can be of the following types:

  • SLPAR (Static LPAR): It is a static partition that must be switched off in order to be configured in terms of memory and CPU capacity, and then switched on again; the CPU resources it uses are statically assigned.
  • DLPAR (Dynamic LPAR): It is a dynamic partition that does not need to be restarted for configuration to take effect; the CPU resources it uses are statically assigned.
  • SPLPAR (Shared Processor LPAR): It can be dynamically configured; the CPU resources it uses are not statically assigned but are taken from a pool of available CPUs.

You can access the views only after the administrator has completed the following tasks:

If you are new to views in the TrueSight console, first see Accessing and using capacity views in the TrueSight console.

 

Certified data sources

The certified data sources for these views are as follows:

  • BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser
  • BMC - TrueSight Operations Management extractors

You must configure and run one of these ETL modules to import data into the view. For more information, see BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser and  BMC - TrueSight Operations Management 10.1/10.5/10.7 Generic extractor.

If you are importing data from an ETL module other than the certified data source, then ensure that you have all the metrics populated in the ETL module so that the view shows the data.

Information

Certain metrics are required for these views. If the metrics are not imported into the TrueSight Capacity Optimization Data Warehouse, then corresponding columns are blank. Particularly for Data Explorer view for this platform, you must import specific metrics for some of the charts to be available.

For a list of all the metrics in a view, see the required topic in the following views:

Data visibility

The AIX view displays data for all systems of the following types:

  • Virtual Machine - AIX LPAR
  • Virtual Host - AIX LPAR
  • Resource Pool
  • Virtual Machine - AIX Shared Processor LPAR
  • Virtual Machine - AIX VIO LPAR

Using the views