Connect to Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics

Monitoring your capacities is essential to making informed decisions on how best to utilize your Premium capacity resources. The Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app provides the most in-depth information into how your capacities are performing.

Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app report

This article describes how to install the app and connect to data sources. For information about the contents of the report and how to use it, see Monitor Premium capacities with the app, and the Premium Capacity Metrics app blog post.

After you've installed the app and connected to the data sources, you can customize the report as per your needs. You can then distribute it to colleagues in your organization.

Note

Installing template apps requires permissions. Contact your Power BI admin if you find you don't have sufficient permissions.

Install the app

  1. Click the following link to get to the app: Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics template app

  2. On the AppSource page for the app, select GET IT NOW.

    Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app in AppSource

  3. Select Install.

    Install the Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app

    Note

    If you've installed the app previously, you will be asked whether you want to overwrite that installation or install to a new workspace.

    Once the app has installed, you see it on your Apps page.

    Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app on App page

Connect to data sources

  1. Select the icon on your Apps page to open the app.

  2. On the splash screen, select Explore.

    Template app splash screen

    The app opens, showing sample data.

  3. Select the Connect your data link on the banner at the top of the page.

    Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app connect your data link

  4. In the dialog box that appears, set the UTC offset, that is, the difference in hours between Coordinated Universal Time and the time in your location. Then click Next.

    Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app set UTC dialog Note: The format for half hours should be decimal (for example, 5.5, 2.5, etc.).

  5. In the next dialog that appears, you don't have to do anything. Just select Sign in.

    Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app authentication dialog

  6. At the Microsoft sign-in screen, sign in to Power BI.

    Microsoft sign-in screen

    After you've signed in, the report connects to the data sources and is populated with up-to-date data. During this time, the activity monitor turns.

    Power BI Premium Capacity Metrics app refresh in progress

    Your report data will automatically refresh once a day, unless you disabled this during the sign-in process. You can also set up your own refresh schedule to keep the report data up to date if you so desire.

Customize and share

To start customizing the app, click the pencil icon in the upper right corner.

Edit icon

See Customize and share the app for details.

Next steps