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Veeam MP for Microsoft Hyper-V User Guide

What-If VM Deployment Planning (model existing VMs)

The What-If VM Deployment Planning for Hyper-V (model existing VMs) report evaluates total capacity of your infrastructure and provides estimation of how many sample VMs of a certain profile can be added without causing the specified resource utilization threshold to be breached. In this report, you can choose sample VMs from the existing environment.

What-If VM Deployment Planning (model existing VMs) Important!

Objects of the Veeam Hyper-V Hosts Group and Veeam Hyper-V Cluster Disks Group are described with different related metrics. That is why, to evaluate your Hyper-V infrastructure properly, mind the following:

  • The Veeam Hyper-V Cluster Disks Group includes not only storage disks, but also volumes. That is why, to evaluate storage free space and IOPS, select the Veeam Hyper-V Cluster Disks Group in the Scope section, and specify the Threshold: Storage Volume Free Space and Threshold: Storage IOPS thresholds.
  • To evaluate memory and CPU utilization, select the Veeam Hyper-V Hosts Group in the Scope section, and specify the Threshold: CPU Utilization (%), Threshold: Used Memory (%) or Threshold: vCPUs per Core thresholds.

The report evaluates total capacity of your infrastructure and provides estimation of how many sample VMs of a certain profile can be added without causing the specified resource utilization threshold to be breached.

The report analyzes historical performance data for the specified period in the past, calculates the performance utilization trend and applies it to the forecast horizon. Calculation of additional VM sets is based on the predicted future performance of the sample VM(s) and the predicted virtual infrastructure capacities.

Sample Usage

This section provides step-by-step instructions that will help you understand how to create the What-If VM Deployment Planning (model existing VMs) report. Consider the following example:

You need to forecast how many VMs of the specified profile can be added to your cluster. Make sure that the free space threshold will not breach 20%, and CPU and memory thresholds will not breach 90% within the next 30 days. Use the historical performance data for the previous month for report analysis.

What-If VM Deployment Planning (model existing VMs) Tip:

To identify the IOPS limit at which your storage device may experience abnormal latency, you can use the Hyper-V Storage Performance Profile Analysis report.

To create the report, follow these steps:

  1. Open the What-If VM Deployment Planning (model existing VMs) report.
  2. Define time intervals.
  3. Choose a report scope.
  4. Specify workload.
  5. Specify a threshold value.
  6. Run the report.
  7. View the report output.
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