Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to Forecast Capacity Planner

System Requirements

Product Support

Product Documentation

Online Help System

Reference Materials

Product Overview

Product Description

Components

Product Audience

Procedural Summary

New Product Features

Product Startup

Starting Forecast Capacity Planner

Help Topics

Context-Sensitive Help

Tip of the Day

Exiting Forecast Capacity Planner

Uninstalling Forecast Capacity Planner

Data Collection, Extraction, and Export

Overview

Identifying System Resources

Identifying and Characterizing Workload Groups

MPE/iX Host Data

Collecting MPE/iX Performance Data

Extracting MPE/iX Performance Data

Exporting MPE/iX Performance Data

HP-UX Host Data

Collecting HP-UX Performance Data

Extracting HP-UX Performance Data

Exporting HP-UX Performance Data

Quick Tour for MPE/iX Systems

Overview

Running Forecast Capacity Planner

Loading a Collection File

Choosing a CPU Equivalent

Investigating Validation Messages

Previewing the Unvalidated Baseline Model

Validating the Baseline Model

Graphing the Model

One CPU with Zero Growth Rate

Four CPUs with Zero Growth Rate

Four CPUs with Five-Percent Growth Rate

Utilization by Workload Group for One CPU

Individual Workload Group Growth

Quick Tour for HP-UX Systems

Overview

Running Forecast Capacity Planner

Loading a New Model

Choosing a CPU Equivalent

Validation Messages

Main Program Window

Reviewing Validation Thresholds

Validating the Baseline Model

Graphing the Model

One CPU with Zero Growth Rate

Four CPUs with Zero Growth Rate

Four CPUs with Five-percent Growth Rate

Utilization by Workload Group for One CPU

Forecast Window Panes

Main Program Window Panes (Unvalidated)

File Manager Pane

Global Unvalidated Centers Pane

Global Unvalidated Workload Pane

Main Program Window Panes (Validated)

Global Validated Centers Pane

Global Validated Workload Pane

Menus and Commands

Overview

File Menu and Commands

New Model

Load/Validate Model

Save Model

Save Model As...

Close

Delete

Print Setup...

Print Preview

Print

Send...

Load Resources

Save Resources

Save Resources As

Load Desktop

Save Desktop

Restore Layout

Recently Used Files

Exit

Edit Menu and Commands

Undo

Redo

Cut

Copy

Paste

Edit

Add

Insert

Delete

Options Menu and Commands

Report Fonts

View Options

Report Options

Graph Options

Resources

Thresholds

Prompt for all disks

Prompt for titles

Change titles

Forecast Menu and Commands

Forecast Options

Graph Forecast

Age Model

Change Name

Copy to Clipboard

Graph to Clipboard

Export Forecast

Validated Model

View Menu and Commands

Toolbar

Format Bar

Main Status Bar

Child Status Bar

Window Menu and Commands

Help Menu and Commands

Tip of the Day...

Help Topics

Using Help

About Forecast

Shortcut Menu

Model Creation and Validation

Setting Thresholds

Forecast Thresholds

Validation Thresholds

Loading a New Collection File

Validation Messages

Validating the Model

Validation Failures

Changing the Model

Editing a Workload Group

Adding, Inserting, and Deleting Workload Groups

Editing Resources

Adding, Inserting, and Deleting Resources

Saving and Reusing Desktops

Saving the Active Desktop

Reloading a Saved Desktop File

Restoring the Current Desktop

Model Forecasting

Configuring the Forecast Model

Setting Forecast Options

Setting Forecast Growth Rates

Aging the Forecast Model

Creating Forecast Reports

Setting Report Fonts

Setting Report Options

Printing Forecast Reports

Exporting Forecast Reports

Keyboard Commands

Alternate Key Commands

Two-key and Function Key Commands

File Menu Command Shortcuts

Edit Menu Command Shortcuts

Options Menu Command Shortcuts

Forecast Menu Command Shortcuts

View Menu Command Shortcuts

Window Menu Command Shortcuts

Help Menu Command Shortcuts

Program Messages

Confirmation Messages

Information Messages

Warning Messages

Error Messages

List of Figures

List of Tables

Index