Forecasting helps IT enterprises to predict future disk utilization based on current utilization trends and balance hardware costs with computing needs. The major objectives of effective forecasting are:
To view Forecast Reports generated by Applications Manager:
Forecast Reports can be attained for a number of attributes of all servers. Before proceeding, make sure that you have enabled Reports for all the monitors. Forecast Reports uses hourly archiving to collect data for ''today, yesterday, this week, last week'' and daily archiving to collect data for ''this month, last month, this quarter, this year and last one year.''
You can get Reports over various customized time periods. The Forecast Reports can be exported in CSV format. The Reports are classified into two types:
Forecast by growth trend generates Reports based on current utilization statististics and predicts the growth in utilization in the future based on present statistics. This Report is generated for all attributes monitored by ManageEngine Applications Manager. Variations in growth for every day can also be viewed by clicking on the individual monitors.
Similar to growth trend, Forecast by utilization generates Reports based on current utilization statistics but, it also notifies when the utilization level reaches an extreme high (80%-90%, 90%-100%), allowing to take appropriate actions. This Report is generated only for attributes measured in the percentage (%) scale.
In the Report page, you can use the Toggle switch to "Enable Machine learning" checkbox to use Machine Learning techniques for more reliable Forecast Reporting.