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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

VMware Capacity Planner

VMware's Capacity Planner is an inventory and planning tool available to VMware partner organizations, which collects resource utilization information from systems, analyzes the data against industry-standard reference data, and provides the information needed to successfully consolidate the servers into a virtualized environment.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to complete a Capacity Planner engagement:

  1. Determine the amount of time for which the Capacity Planner engagement should run based on the business cycle.

  2. Choose the type of Capacity Planner assessment to be run: a Consolidation Estimate (CE) or a Capacity Assessment (CA).

  3. Deploy the Capacity Planner collector in the environment to be assessed.

  4. Verify whether the collector is collecting performance metrics for the systems to be analyzed.

  5. Collect metrics for the duration of the business cycle.

  6. Generate Capacity Planner reports.

How it works…

A Capacity Planner engagement should typically run for at least 30 days to ensure...