This video demonstrates reporting into the interrelationships between several key metrics when group capping (LPAR based capping / soft capping) is in effect. These metrics include 4 hour rolling average, cap values, interval CPU consumption, MSUs available relative to the cap, and percentage of the interval WLM capping was in effect.
Reports demonstrated include:
- Available Capacity for LPAR Groups (MSU)
- Capacity Group MSU
- Captured CP Use by WLM Importance Level (MSU)
- Capacity Limit (Soft Cap) (MSU)
- LPAR Capping and Usage (MSU)
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