Viewing your current usage and usage limits

Skytap users and administrators can view their personal usage limits and their current usage from the Dashboard page. Administrators can also view current usage and usage limits for the entire company account.

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For Personal usage

If you are not an administrator, the My Usage section displays your current usage and the storage, Metered RAM hours, and concurrent Metered RAM that remain available for you to use.

personal usage

  1. The amount of the resource you are currently using.
  2. The limit associated with your user account. This limit is set by the account administrator.
  3. The unused amount of the resource available to you. This is the amount remaining in your user, department, or company (account-wide) limit.
  4. Usage statistics for Power VMs (if enabled for your account).

For Company usage

If you are an administrator, you can toggle between viewing your Personal account usage and the usage for the entire Company account. Administrators also see any usage in excess of account reserved capacity. The usage categories are segmented to display current usage, relative to reserved capacity and pay-as-you-go (usage above the reserved capacity, up to the pay-as-you-go limit).

account usage

  1. The unused amount of the resource available to the account.
  2. The amount of the resource currently in use for the account.
  3. The amount of resource above the reserved capacity available for use (the pay-as-you-go limit) for the account.
  4. Usage statistics for Power VMs (if enabled for your account).

Notes

  • For more information about the account limit, reserved capacity, and max settable limit, see Usage overview.
  • Storage limits are shown as base-two values in this module (a 5000 GB limit appears as 4.88 TB).
  • A red usage bar means a user, department, or account limit is reached.

Tips

  • Set up email notifications to more closely monitor your usage. For example, you can monitor usage at various thresholds (for example, when you reach 50% of your storage usage limit), or set up email notifications to be alerted when a VM has been left running. For more information, see Monitoring your usage with email notifications.
  • Administrators can also view current usage for the account from the Usage & Limits page. For more information about monitoring and controlling usage, see Managing Metered RAM and storage usage.