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MainView Explorer containers and charts

The following information describes how to create customized charts for some SRM views:

Chart customization for SRM views

MainView Explorer (MVE) can display view data as a chart. Although each SRM view has a default chart defined, the default chart might present more data than you need. For example, if you have many pools and groups, a default chart showing data for all of them might be almost unreadable.

In most instances, the chart for an SRM view shows:

  • The resource of the view (x axis)

  • The first numeric field in the view (y axis)

However, some views have been distributed with a default chart that displays more metrics other than the first numeric field. For any view, the default chart display can be customized.


The default chart for some views displays more than the first numeric field.

The EZExplorer Containers folder stores configurations that display various views and charts from different components in:

  • Capacity Planning

  • HSM

  • SGPerform

  • Applications

  • Space Utilization

  • Data Set Management

  • Tape

Some of these configurations graph a metric for a resource over time (a transposed histogram); others graph several metrics for a resource. You can customize these charts so that they display only the data that you need.


For more information about charts and containers, see the Using MainView products, or access the MainView Explorer Help and select Charts or What's New.

Example of a customized chart for historical data

The following example describes how to customize an optimized space utilization chart.

Assume that you have an overcrowded historical view related to storage and pools. You need to graph the data to produce a powerful visual image of storage-usage trends. You can filter out resources or establish thresholds on metrics to optimize the charting results as shown in the following figure.

Example of an optimized space utilization chart

This example shows a container with two charts of the SPPOOL view; the charts provide a quick visual overview of the space utilization in terms of size and utilization percentage for each pool.


After customizing a chart, you can save the chart configuration. However:

  • MVE does not save any SETSRM keywords that you established while navigating to the view. As a result, the saved configurations of charts based on SETSRM keywords might not be displayed as expected. To redisplay the customized chart, enter the SETSRM parameters after opening the configuration.
  • MVE will save the SETSRM parameters if they are already coded in the chart member. Some of the distributed charts (especially the transposed histograms) already have the necessary SETSRM parameters coded in the member. Therefore, it is beneficial to use a distributed chart as a template to create a new chart so that the SETSRM parameter is copied into the new chart.

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