VMware Capacity Planner

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Prerequisites:

Windows and/or Unix/Linux system administration experience, including network-interface configuration, file permissions and familiarity with performance-tuning basics on x86-architecture.

Course Description:

VMware Capacity Planner is a consolidation assessment and decision support tool used by organizations to build the best possible infrastructure virtualization plan to contain server sprawl and reduce power and cooling costs. VMware Capacity Planner automates the data collection and analysis of server resources and their performance and utilization profiles, so that you can justify your virtualization projects and drive your business. This course trains consultants and systems…

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Prerequisites:

Windows and/or Unix/Linux system administration experience, including network-interface configuration, file permissions and familiarity with performance-tuning basics on x86-architecture.

Course Description:

VMware Capacity Planner is a consolidation assessment and decision support tool used by organizations to build the best possible infrastructure virtualization plan to contain server sprawl and reduce power and cooling costs. VMware Capacity Planner automates the data collection and analysis of server resources and their performance and utilization profiles, so that you can justify your virtualization projects and drive your business. This course trains consultants and systems engineers to use VMware proprietary tools to collect and view system, inventory, and performance data for use in consolidation, capacity planning, and performance tuning projects.

This course is intended for IT consultants or systems engineers offering server consolidation services to their clients using VMware products. This course is restricted to VMware employees and authorized VMware Partners.

This course includes the following modules:

Introducing VMware Capacity Planner

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to the tool

Before the Engagement

  • Ensuring success through logistical planning Scoping out the engagement

During the On-site

  • Installing and configuring Capacity Planner Data Manager
  • Configuring notifications
  • Conducting customer interviews

During the Data Collection Period

  • Monitoring data collection levels
  • Creating server groups
  • Defining hardware templates
  • Creating consolidation scenarios

Troubleshooting Capacity Planner

  • Troubleshooting logistical issues
  • Troubleshooting Capacity Planner Data Manager Troubleshooting Capacity Planner Dashboard

Creating Customer Deliverables

  • Classifying servers
  • Calculating TCO/ROI
  • Available report formats

After the Engagement

  • Virtualization opportunities
  • Other opportunities

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