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7 Capacity Planning : 7.1 Performing Trend Analysis

To open the Capacity Manager dialog, select Capacity Manager… from the Management menu. The Capacity Manager dialog (shown in Figure 7.1) provides quick access to a list of the available metrics, and the options for producing capacity planning reports.
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The Capacity Manager dialog displays two tabs – Metrics and Options – that you can use to define capacity planning reports.
The Metrics tab displays a tree control that allows you to easily navigate all of your managed servers and select statistics that you wish to analyze. For example, to follow the growth of a particular database, you would expand that node in the tree control, highlight Database Size in the listed Metrics, and click the Add >> button to add it to the Selected metrics pane.
Capacity Manager allows you to create both graphical and tabular reports for historical trend analysis and future forecasts analysis reports. The Options tab provides fields that allow you to specify the form that the resulting report will take:
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Specify a Report destination, and click the Generate button to generate the report, as shown in Figure 7.3.
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7 Capacity Planning : 7.1 Performing Trend Analysis

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