Interpreting usage reports

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For instructions about generating a usage report, see Generating usage reports.

Grouped reports

Once a usage report is generated, the data displays in columns, as seen below:

Sample Usage Report

Some of these usage options may not display for your account.

You can switch between viewing cumulative usage, maximum usage, and on-demand usage:

  • Cumulative – displays total hours used in the selected time period (“SVM Hours” for SVMs and “GB Hours” for Storage).
  • On-Demand SVM Hours – displays the cumulative on-demand SVM hours for each period in the report.
  • Max – displays the maximum concurrent usage, depending on the Resource report type:

    • SVMs – the maximum number of SVMs or VMs used simultaneously.
    • Storage – the maximum storage space used (in GB). Storage is rounded to the nearest GB in the Skytap UI; in a .CSV file it’s listed to the nearest MB (three decimal places).

Ungrouped (line item) reports

If you select No Grouping from the Grouped by menu, the report contains multiple columns, defined below.

Online reports are useful for a quick glance at usage data. Exported CSV reports contain additional columns and report data. For example, a CSV report shows resource IDs and periods of highest usage. To view your full usage data, generate a CSV report.

At the bottom of the CSV report are summary lines that show the cumulative values for the following:

  • Total usage – All SVM hours in the report period (Total usage is shown only for SVM reports).
  • Highest usage – The most SVMs in use at any one time during the report period.

If you choose a Time period of Right now, then Total usage is zero (because the effective length of the reporting period is zero) and Highest usage shows the number of SVMs running when you generated the report.

SVMs

Online reports
  • Start time – When the VM started running.
  • End time – When the VM was shut down.
  • User – Login name of the user who owned the environment at the time it was run.
  • SVMs – SVM consumption of the VM.
  • RAM – The total RAM of the VM, in megabytes.
  • CPUs – The number of CPU cores in the VM.
  • Usage (SVM Hrs) – The total number of SVM hours used between start and end times (if finished) or to date (if still running). If the VM started or stopped outside of the reporting range (or if the VM is still running), this may include usage outside of the reporting period.
  • Name – The assigned name of the environment.
  • VM – The name of the VM.
  • Type – The CPU type of the VM (x86 The most common type of CPU for Windows and Linux VMs in Skytap Cloud. or Power A particular type of CPU that supports IBM i, AIX, and Linux in Skytap Cloud. ).
  • Region – The region where the VM is located.
CSV reports
  • Start – When the VM started running.
  • End – When the VM was shut down.
  • Department ID – The ID of the department to which the environment belongs.
  • Department Name – The name of the department to which the environment belongs.
  • User – Login name of the user who owned the environment at the time it was run.
  • SVMs – SVM consumption of the VM.
  • Type – The CPU type of the VM (x86 or Power).
  • Region – The region where the environment is located.
  • RAM – The total RAM of the VM, in megabytes.
  • Cores – The number of CPU cores in the VM.
  • SVM Hrs – The total number of SVM hours used between start and end times (if finished) or to date (if still running). If the VM started or stopped outside of the reporting range (or if the VM is still running), this may include usage outside of the reporting period.
  • SVM hrs in period – The total number of SVM hours consumed by the VM during the reporting period.
  • Item – The assigned name of the environment.
  • Item ID – The ID of the environment.
  • Element – The name of the VM.
  • Element ID – The ID of the VM.
  • Paid – Whether the VM includes Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) licensing.
  • Vendor – Which vendor provides the installed Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) license.
  • Metering – Which operating systems or software products are installed under a Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA).
  • URL – The URL of the environment.

Storage

Online reports
  • Start time – When the resource was created.
  • End time – When the resource was removed or deleted (blank if it still exists).
  • User – The login name of the owner of the resource.
  • Storage MB – The file size of the item, in megabytes.
  • Type – The type of item (template, environment, or asset).
  • Name – The assigned name of the template, environment, or asset.
  • Element – The name of the VM. This does not apply to assets.
CSV reports
  • Start – When the resource was created.
  • End – When the resource was removed or deleted (blank if it still exists).
  • Department ID – The ID of the department to which the resource belongs.
  • Department Name – The name of the department to which the resource belongs.
  • User – The login name of the owner of the resource.
  • MB – The file size of the resource, in megabytes.
  • Region – The region where the resource is located.
  • Type – The type of item (template, environment, or asset).
  • Item – The assigned name of the template, environment, or asset.
  • Item ID – The ID of the template, environment, or asset.
  • Element – The name of the VM. This does not apply to assets.
  • Element ID – The ID of the VM. This does not apply to assets.
  • Paid – Whether the VM includes Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) licensing.
  • Vendor – Which vendor provides the installed Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) license.
  • Metering – Which operating systems or software products are installed under a Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA).
  • URL – The URL of the resource.