Generating Trial and Forecast Plans

How you create either a new trial or forecast plan.

About this task

To create a new plan, perform the following steps:


  1. From the navigation toolbar, click Planning > Workload Forecast
    Create Trial Plan
    To create a trial plan. The Create Trial Plan panel is displayed.
    Create Forecast Plan
    To create a new forecast plan. The Create Forecast Plan panel is displayed.
  2. Under the Plan Information section, enter the required information:
    Engine Name
    In the drop-down menu, select the engine where you want to create the plan. Only the engine connections that you created are available in the menu.
    Plan Filename
    Assign a name to the file that contains the plan. This is a mandatory field.
  3. Under the Plan Start section, assign the date and time when the plan starts. Because the trial plan is mainly an extension of an existing and processing current plan, if you selected to create a new trial plan and a current plan is available on the engine, these fields are grayed out and their values are the same as the current plan end date. If you selected to create a new trial plan and a current plan is not available on the engine, or if you selected to create a new forecast plan, you can enter a date and time for the plan to start.
  4. Under the Plan End section, assign one of the following values:
    • A date and time when the plan ends.
    • The number of days and hours the plan lasts.
    By default the plan covers a one-day time interval.
  5. Under the Plan Time Zone section, choose the time zone used in the plan.
  6. Click OK to create the plan.