We think we’re going down the right track with our ‘global overview’, the part of the UI designed to give you a summary of the current status across your entire system, but a lot of you are asking us to show current disk usage in addition to CPU and Memory.
The problem is we’re not sure how best to present disk usage information at this very top level.
There’s not really enough screen space to break disk usage down by logical volume, if your instances are split across different disks. So what do we do if you’ve got more than one disk?
Could we show the total disk used across all volumes?
So if Machine 2 in the design above had the following logical disks;
|Logical disk||Used by SQL Server (Instance 3)||Used in total||Available|
We could show the total disk used by Machine 2 as 1500 GB and for the SQL Server as 1100 GB? To find out more information about the specific usage by logical disk you would drill down from the global overview; or would you actually be happy to only have disk metrics at a deeper level?
We’d really like to hear your opinion.
Can you modify our design to what you’d like to see?