Capacity Planner is an IT capacity planning tool that collects comprehensive resource utilization data in heterogeneous IT environments, and compares it to industry standard reference data to provide analysis and decision support modeling.
Use Capacity Planner to view the CPU utilization across servers in a data center.
Detailed capacity analysis includes CPU, memory, network and disk utilization across every server monitored.
Services based on Capacity Planner deliver the following key benefits:
Currently, the Capacity Planner product can be leveraged to offer high-value assessment services for the data center, such as:
The VMware Capacity Planner Data Collector is installed on-site at the data center being assessed. This component collects detailed hardware and software metrics required for capacity utilization analysis across a broad range of platforms without the use of software agents.
Analysis provided by the Capacity Planner Dashboard is based on comparisons to reference data collected across the industry. This unique capability helps in guiding decisions around server consolidation and capacity optimization for your data center.
The Capacity Planner Dashboard is delivered as a web-based application that delivers rich analysis, modeling and decision support capabilities based on the data collected from your data center. Service providers will use this interface to access pre-built report templates and create custom reports depending on the type of assessment being delivered.
Services based on VMware Capacity Planner are available through VMware partners who are trained on Capacity Planner and authorized to deliver these assessments.
In addition to services offered by our partners, VMware Professional Services provides a virtualization assessment package that uses Capacity Planner and is based on VMware methodology and best practices.