What-If VM Deployment Planning (manual resource entry)
The What-If VM Deployment Planning for Hyper-V (manual resource entry) 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 specify parameters for the VM profile manually.
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 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.
This section provides step-by-step instructions that will help you understand how to create the What-If VM Deployment Planning (manual resource entry) report. Consider the following example:
Specify the following VM profile: 2 VMs, 3 GHz CPU, 4 GB memory, 250 disk IOPS. Assume that resource usage for these VMs will not exceed 85%.
Forecast how many sets of 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 resources will not breach 90% within the next 30 days. Use the historical performance data for the previous month for report analysis.
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: