The Capacity Planning for VMware Cloud report evaluates workloads in your on-premises virtual infrastructure and estimates the resources needed to run these workloads in the VMware Cloud.
The report analyzes VM configuration and historical performance (CPU, storage and memory resources consumed by VMs and VM templates running on vSphere/Hyper-V hosts) and provides estimation of the VMware Cloud hosting options required to support your infrastructure in the cloud.
Calculation of the necessary cloud hosting services is based on the VMware Cloud specifications.
This section provides step-by-step instructions that will help you understand how to create the Capacity Planning for VMware Cloud report. Consider the following example:
You need to calculate the VMware Cloud hosting options required to support virtual machines running on the selected vSphere host. Use performance statistics for the previous quarter as a basis for the report analysis.
In this example we will run the report for the VMware infrastructure. However, you can run a similar report for the Hyper-V infrastructure.
To create the report, follow these steps:
- Open the Capacity Planning for VMware Cloud report.
- Define time intervals.
- Choose a report scope.
- Run the report.
- View the report output.