I have been for 2 weeks now looking at the various option for reporting on growth and utilization trends.
I installed OnCommand Reporting and have looked at MySpport for reports as well.
> My Support seems to give some very pretty graphs and definitions about total utlization but no real detail regarding the actual trends.
> OnCommand reporting also produces some very pretty graphs but only appears to do daily growth rates. If you want annual, quarterly or monthly, you have to customize the formula. The issue here is, that skews the data becuase daily rate today is likely not the same as daily rate 6 months ago.
> Today, I watched a video (nice marketing material) on how OnCommand insigt can do all of what I am looking for. However, you have to pay for it (Seriously?). For the amount of money spent to get the hardware, have it installed and the ongoing support, I would expect that there was a way to report on this data. I know the data is there some place becuase it is all collected in the daily Auto Support that gets sent out.
Anyone have any insight into this? There has to be something out there. While I am certainly willing to buy more storage, I am not willing to by tools to report and tell me to buy more storage.
What I am hoping is, MySupport has this information and that it can be formatted in manner that my managers would appreciate (e.g. raw number + grpahs) so that I have a way to actually jsutify buying more storage. Perhaps I have just totally missed where to go on the My Support Portal or how to create my own custom report that contains this information in a presetable format.