vRealize Operations Manager continues lead the industry with its capacity planning functionality by enhancing its capacity algorithms, providing even more flexibility, better out of the box default options and initial configuration wizards to help you set up your capacity policies.  Build a capacity “What-if-scenario” to determine your future needs and hardware purchases and commit them as a Project so it is reflected as a committed change throughout the management system.  vRealize Operations Manager also extend its capacity planning beyond the virtual environment and into heterogeneous environments for storage, network, operating systems, applications, etc.

Before we get too deep into the new features and functions its probably a good idea to level set on what capacity planning really means and start by clarifying the terminology.  Check out the video below to learn all about the concepts and important terms associated with capacity planning.

Up next we describe the need for and the differences between a Demand and an Allocation based capacity model.  You won’t want to miss it!