Tag Archive: CapacityIQ

Jul 08 2011

CapacityIQ: Installing VMware’s capacity planning tool

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ is a capacity planning tool that adds much-needed reporting features to vCenter Server. While the installation process is pretty straightforward, some subtle configuration choices can optimize CapacityIQ deployment.

CapacityIQ seamlessly integrates with vCenter Server, and it offers detailed infrastructure metrics, such as CPU, memory and disk I/O. This capacity planning tool offers information so VMware administrators can plan for future capacity, control VM sprawl and streamline resource usage.

The installation and configuration requires you to download the appliance and set up the storage and networking. When linking CapacityIQ to vCenter Server, you’ll designate which hosts and virtual machines should be analyzed by adjusting vCenter Server permissions.

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Jun 16 2011

VCenter CapacityIQ by the numbers

Host resources are a precious commodity in virtual infrastructures. To maximize your return on investment and the benefits of virtualization, you must make the most of them.

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ reports on CPU, memory and disk I/O usage, which enables you to right-size vSphere infrastructure and prevent common virtualization challenges, such as virtual machine (VM) sprawl.

CapacityIQ is available as a standalone product and is also bundled with vCenter Operations, VMware’s new operations management software. At some point, CapacityIQ and Operations may merge into a single product. Until then, here’s what VMware’s resource-reporting and planning tool can do.

The capabilities of vCenter CapacityIQ
VCenter CapacityIQ is a pre-built virtual appliance, deployed from an Open Virtualization File format, so it can be exported directly into vCenter Server. VCenter CapacityIQ focuses on three areas in vSphere:

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