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VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook - Second Edition by Hersey Cartwright

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VMware Capacity Planner

VMware's Capacity Planner is an inventory and planning tool available to VMware partner organizations. It 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 ...

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