About packages and namespaces in Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server 5.0

Article:HOWTO77556  |  Created: 2012-08-10  |  Updated: 2012-09-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO77556
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About packages and namespaces in Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server 5.0

When you create an ad hoc report or an advanced report, you first choose a package. A package contains the hierarchy or logic of the metrics, calculations, filters, and views that you use in reports.

Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server includes the following packages.

Table: Package descriptions

Package

Description

Advanced Report

Use this package only when you create Advanced reports using Report Studio, which enables queries from multiple namespaces. In a query that is used in an Ad hoc or Advanced report, use metrics or views from a single namespace. Do not mix metrics, views, or filters from multiple namespaces in a single query.

Array Analysis

View metrics that are related to an individual array to determine how that array uses its storage.

This package does not include metrics about the consumption of the allocated storage. Avoid double-counting certain capacities; be aware of the effect of any virtualized storage in the environment.

One way to handle this issue is to apply the Exclude Visualizers filter, which lets you see the aggregate capacities for all the back-end arrays. Viewing the metrics that are related to front-end or virtualized arrays is more complex.

You can filter ad hoc reports. For example, you may want to use a filter to find only virtualization arrays.

See Filtering ad hoc reports in Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server 5.0.

Chargeback Analysis

View storage relationships at the file system, volume, or LUN level. View the data that is associated with hosts, file systems, and volumes in tiers, and in business views.

When you view file system or volume utilization metrics from the host perspective, include object-oriented views. For example, include file system or volume attributes or business views that are related to these objects.

Cluster and Service Group Analysis

Metrics to track inventory information about clusters and resources, uptime analysis, and failover event history.

Disk Group Analysis

Capacity metrics that are related to disk groups on hosts.

Enterprise Storage Visibility

View metrics that explain how all direct-attached, enclosed, and unenclosed storage is used and distributed in the enterprise.

Host Consumption

View metrics that explain how file systems and databases use their allocated storage.

Note:

Currently, you cannot create a single view showing how both file systems and databases use allocated storage on a single host.

Host Storage Allocation

View metrics that are related to the LUNs that are allocated directly to hosts. This package lets you apply tiers and storage costs to hosts or groups of hosts. Although the granularity of this namespace is at the LUN level, it is most useful when you are aggregating those LUNs by one or more hosts.

The following metrics are available in thin provisioning environments: Consumed Physical Capacity, Consumed Capacity Allocated to Hosts Directly, Consumed Adjusted Allocated Capacity, and Consumed Capacity Total Cost.

View metrics that are related to allocation by host, host-oriented views; for example, host attributes or business views that are related to hosts.

To view metrics that are related to allocation from the array perspective (allocated to hosts directly or to a virtualizer)and to avoid double counting, apply the Exclude Virtualized LUNs.

Host Storage Reclamation

View metrics-related unused storage you can reclaim. View reclamation data at the LUN, disk group, volume, file system, or application level, or view virtualization reclamation metrics.

You can view allocated storage in the following ways: total allocated storage, allocated file storage, virtual pool allocated, storage that is assigned to volume managers, file systems, or LUNs.

License Analysis

View metrics that are related to the number of Storage Foundation host licenses in your environment. Show the data by enterprise, product category, product version, host, or platform.

You can also show historical product summary data by day, month, quarter, or year.

NAS Analysis

View the metrics about NAS arrays and how the storage is distributed from the Physical filer to the NAS file system. You can and also view the shares and LUNS created from the NAS file systems.

Tiered Storage Analysis

View all the LUNs that have been created and are either allocated or ready to be allocated from the array's perspective. You can also view this data by the LUN's tier. Although the granularity of this namespace is at the individual LUN level, it is most useful when you are aggregating the data by one or more arrays.

A package contains one or more namespaces. The Advanced Reporting Package contains multiple namespaces. Other Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server packages contain only one namespace. When you open a namespace, you see the metrics, calculations, filters, and views in the left pane as items that you can select to create your report.

In Query Studio ad hoc reports, you create a query using metrics and objects from one namespace. You can create multiple queries in Report Studio; however, you still must use only one namespace for each query.

Each namespace includes the following filters:

See Filtering ad hoc reports in Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server 5.0.

Each namespace also includes one or more views. You can apply existing attribute views or create custom views that align report results with your information needs. For example, you can create a report that shows unclaimed storage and apply a business unit view to see which business unit can improve its storage utilization.

See Selecting views in ad hoc reports in Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server 5.0.

See Receiving updated packages in Veritas Operations Manager Enterprise Server 5.0


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