Importing a Capacity Manager Template

Selecting the Import Capacity Manager Template from the Manage Charts tab’s Quick Links section opens the Create Chart dialog, allowing you to select from your saved Capacity Manager templates. When the dialog opens, use the Import capacity template drop-down listbox to select the template you would like to use for your chart.

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Use the fields on the Create Chart dialog to provide information about the chart:

  • Specify the name of the chart in the Name field.
  • Use the drop-down listbox in the Category field to specify the category in which this chart will be displayed. When adding a custom chart to a custom dashboard, the chart will be displayed for selection in the Category specified.
  • Use the radio buttons in the Type field to specify if the chart will be a Line chart or a Table.
  • Provide a description of the chart in the Description field. The description will be displayed to the user viewing the chart (on a custom dashboard) when they click the information icon.

Click Next to continue to the Select Metrics window.

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The Select Metrics window displays details about the metrics that are used by the template. When you’ve reviewed the metrics, click Next to continue to the Set Options window.

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Use the fields on the Set Options window to specify display options for your chart:

  • Use the Auto Refresh field to specify the number of minutes between chart updates - choose a value from 1 to 999. The default auto refresh rate is 2 minutes.

  • Use the fields in the Data extrapolation box to specify the time period covered by the chart. You can either:

    • click the Historical days and extrapolated days label and:
      • specify the number of days of historical data that should be charted in the Historical field.
      • specify the number of projected days that should be charted in the Extrapolated field.
    • or, click the Historical days and threshold label and:
      • provide the number of days of historical data that should be charted in the Historical field.
      • use the threshold selection fields to specify the threshold value at which the chart will end.

When you’ve completed the Set Options window, click Next to continue.

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After making any required modifications to the chart definition, click Finish to save your edits. PEM will open a popup, confirming that the edits have been saved:

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