The Time Remaining tab indicates how much time is remaining before the resources of a selected object are exhausted. The Time Remaining score is the number of days until the maximum capacity is reached, minus the provisioning time buffer, based on your current consumption trend. The Time Remaining score allows you to plan the provisioning of physical or virtual resources for the selected object, or change the workload to adjust the needs of the resources in your virtual environment.

The Time Remaining score is calculated per resource type for an object. For example, CPU usage or disk I/O is based on the historical data for the object type. vRealize Operations Manager calculates the Time Remaining score as a percentage of time that is remaining for each compute resource compared to the provisioning buffer you set in the Configuration dialog box. By default, the Time Remaining score provisioning buffer is 30 days. If even one of the compute resources has less capacity than the provisioned buffer, the Time Remaining score is 0.

For example, if the provisioning buffer is set to 30 days, and the object that you selected has CPU resources for 81 days, memory resources for 5 days, disk I/O resources for 200 days, and network I/O resources for more than one year, the Time Remaining score is 0, because one of the resources has capacity for less than 30 days.

The Time Remaining Badge

The Time Remaining score ranges between 0 (bad) and 100 (good). The badge score thresholds can by modified by the vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Policies to configure symptom thresholds for the Time Remaining badge score.

Table 1. Time Remaining States

Badge Icon

Description

User Action

Icon for normal time remaining state.

The number of days that remain is much higher than the score provisioning buffer you specified.

No attention required.

Icon for abnormal score for time remaining.

The number of days that remain is higher than the score provisioning buffer, but is less than two times the buffer you specified.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Icon for degraded status of the time remaining badge.

The number of days that remain is higher than the score provisioning buffer, but approaches the buffer you specified.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Icon for very limited time remaining score.

The number of days that remain is lower than the score provisioning buffer you specified. The selected object might have exhausted some of its resources or will exhaust them soon.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Icon for unknown time remaining score.

The object is offline or no data is available for the Time Remaining score.

Where You Find the Time Remaining Score

To view the Time Remaining badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Time Remaining tab.

Table 2. Time Remaining Based on the Selected Inventory Object

Item

Description

Badge status

Time remaining status for the object.

Time Remaining Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Time Remaining Breakdown

Breakdown of the time remaining for objects.

Time Remaining in Related Objects

Time remaining status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.