Gain insights to help optimize your system

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With System Manager, you can view insights that help you optimize your system.

About this task

Beginning with ONTAP 9.11.0, you can view insights in System Manager that help you optimize the capacity and security compliance of your system.

Beginning with ONTAP 9.11.1, you can view additional insights that help you optimize the capacity, security compliance, and configuration of your system.

Based on best practices, these insights are displayed on one page from which you can initiate immediate actions to optimize your system.

View optimization insights

Steps
  1. In System Manager, click Insights in the left-hand navigation column.

    The Insights page shows groups of insights. Each group of insights might contain one or more insights. The following groups are displayed:

    • Needs your attention

    • Remediate risks

    • Optimize your storage

  2. (Optional) Filter the insights that are displayed by clicking these buttons in the upper-right corner of the page:

    • security filter icon Displays the security-related insights.

    • capacity filter icon Displays the capacity-related insights.

    • configuration filter icon Displays the configuration-related insights.

    • all insights filter icon Displays all of the insights.

Respond to insights to optimize your system

In System Manager, you can respond to insights by either dismissing them, exploring different ways to remediate the problems, or initiating the process to fix the problems.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, click Insights in the left-hand navigation column.

  2. Hover over an insight to reveal the buttons to perform the following actions:

    • Dismiss: Remove the insight from the view. To “undismiss” the insight, refer to Customize the settings for insights.

    • Explore: Find out various ways to remediate the problem mentioned in the insight. This button appears only if there is more than one method of remediation.

    • Fix: Initiate the process of remediating the problem mentioned in the insight. You will be asked to confirm whether you want to take the action needed to apply the fix.

Note Some of these actions can be initiated from other pages in System Manager, but the Insights page helps you streamline your day-to-day tasks by allowing you to initiate these action from this one page.

Customize the settings for insights

You can customize which insights you will notified about in System Manager.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, click Insights in the left-hand navigation column.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click kebab icon, then select Settings.

  3. On the Settings page, ensure there is a check in the check boxes next to the insights you want to be notified about. If you previously dismissed an insight, you can “undismiss” it by ensuring a check is in its check box.

  4. Click Save.

Export the insights as a PDF file

You can export all applicable insights as a PDF file.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, click Insights in the left-hand navigation column.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click kebab icon, then select Export.