Virtual Machine Capacity Planning

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Without proper VM capacity planning, you can't plan and optimize future workloads

Inaccurate purchasing

This happens when you can't see resource (CPU, memory, storage, and network) consumption and outage dates.

Hardware failure scenarios

In the event of hardware failure, will your virtual environment continue to run smoothly?

Inability to scale workloads

You can't scale workloads without being able to forecast resource utilization when application/server resources are requested.

Capacity planning tools help you plan resource utilization for your virtual environment

  1. Virtual machine resource planning

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager has a capacity planning feature that helps you predict CPU, memory, network, and storage needs for both Microsoft® Hyper-V® and VMware vSphere® environments. Use current VM growth to view resource constraints to determine accurate hardware purchase needs. Model future server and hardware additions to see if your environment can scale to meet workload needs. View consumption trends to determine resource warning and outage dates. Customize the sample period's time frame to create individual capacity plans for peak or non-peak usage.

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  2. Run what-if modeling scenarios

    The capacity planning feature in Virtualization Manager allows you to run what-if modeling scenarios. Access existing virtual machines and host usage to see the effects of a host or multiple hosts going down. Determine whether your virtual machine will run smoothly or not, and see the resources that could become bottlenecks. You can also determine the effect of your environment if additional hosts or resources are added. Determine how to load balance your environment for better VM performance.

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  3. Optimize VM placement

    Use the capacity planning feature to determine the best location for VMs. Average resource by clusters compares cluster-by-cluster resource constraints, which helps you determine the ideal location for future workload placement. Scatterplot graphs show you current IOPS and latency for current VMs, giving you accurate storage expectations for future workloads.

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SolarWinds Virtualization Manager… provides the same level of information and statistics asVMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ at a fraction of the price."

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Troubleshoot vSphere and Hyper-V

Virtualization Manager Starts at $2995

  • Identify, toubleshoot, and remediate performance, capacity, and configuration issues—from VM to storage
  • Control VM sprawl, reclaim, and optimize space and resources
  • Map dependencies and perform forensic troubleshooting and problem analysis

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