Use this action dialog to modify profiles or to copy profile templates. This action dialog is available in both the Model Wizard and Model Editor. When you directly modify a default profile, all clients or servers in the capacity model that use the default profile that you edit are affected. However, you can copy a default profile template to create a new profile and then apply the profile to either a discrete group of client computers with the Edit Client Profile action in the Model Editor or to an individual server computer when you use the Edit server role action.

Usage profiles contain parameters for all services that can be modeled for an application, including services that are not being used in a capacity model. When a service is not being used, its usage profile parameters are ignored by Capacity Planner.

The following elements appear in the Edit usage profile action dialog.

Server templates

Shows server usage profile templates.
Client templates

Shows client usage profile templates.
Select Usage Profile

Chooses the usage profile that you want to modify or copy. Long profile names may appear truncated.
Profile Name

If you selected a default profile, enter the name to copy the profile to. If you selected a profile you created previously, enter the name to rename to.

Deletes the selected usage profile that you have previously created. You cannot delete default profiles.

Creates a copy of the selected usage profile.
Profile Characteristics, per client

Based upon your application model and template type (server or client) different profile characteristics tabs are displayed.
  • For server usage profiles, you can update values on various tabs to define how resources are utilized.

  • For client usage profiles, you can update various tabs to define how client applications for a group of computers interact with one or more server components.

To view the profile characters applicable to the application model you are using, see the Customize Usage Profiles Help topic for your model.

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