The easiest way through Unisphere is to use the Performance dashboard - do you have that licensed/enabled for your array in Unisphere? That is the only way to see the relative utilization of the FA's compared to each other. The only way without any of that is to have EMC collect the data and use their tools (MiTrends, etc) to give you a report or simply look at your port groups and see how many masking views are on each...trying to balance them out...but that won't give you any indication of load, just configuration.
Hello , Thanks for the reply .
I have license enabled for the the array . I am looking in array> performance> monitor
The box already has port groups created , I need to pick the one that is least utilized , Should I look into the %busy statistics or others as well . Is there a document that describes it all ?
question regarding this, does the FS% busy act as an aggregate for the port % busy under it ? If so, looking at a random example;
the Top blue line is the FA busy % while the yellow and red lines are the FA Port bust %. So they are not an sum but there is something else making up the difference. What is that something ?
I would have to take a look at the GUI to interpret that a little better, but the blue line is what I would go by and typically go by in my analysis. I'm not exactly sure why the others don't sum up to it as expected if they are the port busy stats on the FA. If you hover over the lines do they depict a different statistic by any chance? I can do some additional digging when I am online and have access to an instance to look at the same view...but the blue line is what I would go with for now.
From the docs, the FA %Busy is the percentage of time the FA is busy and the Port %Busy is the utilization percent of the ports so its very possible the calculations are different - %utilized versus %busy but that is just an inference from the docs and previous performance analysis on Symms.
They are measuring two different things.
FA % busy is measuring how busy the CPU is.
Port % busy is measuring how full the FC channel is.
One is measuring CPU, the other is measuring bandwidth. They are different things and will not add up.