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Capacity Planning for VMware vCloud Air

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This report evaluates workloads in your on-premise virtual infrastructure and estimates the resources needed to run these workloads in the VMware vCloud Air cloud.


The Capacity Planning for VMware vCloud Air report can be run either for the VMware vSphere or for the Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure.

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 vCloud Air hosting options required to support your workloads in the cloud.

Calculation of the necessary cloud hosting services is based on the VMware vCloud Air Service specifications.


Date/time Selection: defines a time period for which configuration and performance data will be analyzed in the report.

Scope: defines a list of Groups or Objects that will be analyzed in the report (by default, the VMware Virtual Machine Group and Veeam Hyper-V Virtual Machines Group are selected).

Sample Usage

Calculate the VMware vCloud Air Service cloud hosting options required to support virtual machines running on the selected vSphere host. Use performance statistics for the previous quarter as a ground 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.


1.Open the Capacity Planning for VMware vCloud Air report.
2.From the From list, choose Previous Quarter > First Day. From the To list, choose Previous Quarter > Last Day.
3.In the Scope section, select the default groups and click Remove. Then search for virtual machines that run on the required vSphere host. Click Add Group. In the Group Name search box, type the name of the host and click Search. In the list of search results, select the object that belongs to the VM Container class, click Add and click OK.
4.Click Run to view the report.

Report Output

The Summary table will describe your on-premise infrastructure: total number of virtual machines and VM templates, total allocated vCPU cores, total vCPU usage, total allocated memory, total memory usage, total allocated VM storage and total used storage resources.

The Required infrastructure output for VMware vCloud Air table will provide information on the number of VMware Hybrid Cloud core packages required to support your workloads that run on the chosen host.

The Required Service in VMware vCloud Air table describes hosting options. That means that you can choose whether to allocate your on-premise infrastructure in a Dedicated Cloud or a Virtual Private Cloud.

To help you make a decision, the report also includes pie charts that provide information on the Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud resources (CPU, memory and storage) consumption after you store your VMs to the cloud.

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