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Organizing resources into General Groups to analyze data for volumes

By Bob Graczyk posted Mon December 14, 2020 04:08 PM


From time to time I've seen the following question asked from users of IBM Storage Insights:
If you have a customer that is looking at performance data and needs to analyze affected volumes, is there a way to easily do this in IBM Storage Insights Pro without looking at the performance data multiple times?

Yes, a very helpful way is to organize your resources into general groups and add volumes to it.

  • Right-click one or more resources and click Add to General Group.

  • Take one of the following actions:
    • To add the resources or groups to a new group, click Add to new group and specify a name and description for the new group.
    • To add the resources or groups to one or more existing groups, click Add to existing groups and click the appropriate groups in the list.
  • TIP: Customize the icon for a new group by clicking the existing icon and selecting another icon.
To view the resources that are members of the group, complete the following steps:
1. Go to Groups > General Groups.
2. Right-click the general group and select View Details.

On the general group details page, all the different resource types, such as volumes or pools, that are members of the group or members of its subgroups are shown in the Members section.
3. Click the resource type to view the specific resources. For example, click Volumes to view all the volumes that are in the general group or in its subgroups.

Here you can see the volumes; the group can be updated instantly, and it is much easier to identify volumes for performance for capacity analysis.

Another way to be notified on any non acceptable performance or capacity activity is to create an alert policy from the alert definitions and notification settings in a general group.

  1. Go to the details page for the general group from which you want to create the policy. In the menu bar, click Groups > General Groups.
  2. Right-click one of the general groups, then click View Details.
  3. Click Alerts Definitions in the General section.
  4. Click Create Policy from the Policy Actions menu.

For more information on general group details, see

For even more information, watch this video: