IBM views

IBM views enable you to view and manage the capacity of your virtual machines (virtual servers) in your cloud infrastructure. They provide an overview of available capacity, utilization, trends, and residual capacity in terms of CPU, memory, and datastore utilization for each entity. 

Using the IBM views, you can achieve the following goals:

  • Obtain an at-a-glance view of all virtual server instances

  • Drill down into a specific virtual server instance and track the capacity of the virtual server
  • Identify resources that are at risk of saturation or already saturated
  • Identify bottlenecks


Ensure that the administrator has completed the following tasks:

For information about views, see Using common fields and options in Views.

Certified data source

The certified data source for these views is IBM Cloud - IBM Cloud API Extractor for Classic Infrastructure

You must configure and run this ETL module to import data into the view. 

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 displays the data.

Data visibility

The IBM views display data for all systems of the following type: Virtual Machine - IBM Cloud.

Using the views

For information about using this view, see the following topics:

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