1. A method comprising:tracking aggregate resource utilization of a particular type of processing resource within a network device by, for each first component in a first set of network device components, tracking an aggregate amount of the particular type of processing resource that the network device maps to the first component;
identifying priority components in the first set that satisfy prioritization criteria based at least in part on the aggregate resource utilization;
tracking granular resource utilization of the particular type of processing resource within the network device for each first component of at least the priority components by, for each combination of the first component with a different second component in a second set of network device components, tracking a granular amount of the particular type of processing resource that the network device maps to both the first component and the second component;
sending granular resource utilization information from the network device to a reporting application in a manner that emphasizes the priority components over non-priority components in the first set.