Course details

VMware Capacity Planner is a consolidation assessment and decision support tool used by organizations to build the best possible infrastructure virtualization plan to contain server sprawl and reduce power and cooling costs. VMware Capacity Planner automates the data collection and analysis of server resources and their performance and utilization profiles, so that you can justify your virtualization projects and drive your business. This course trains consultants and systems engineers to use VMware proprietary tools to collect and view system, inventory, and performance data for use in consolidation, capacity planning, and performance tuning projects.

Target Audience

IT consultants or systems engineers offering server consolidation services to their clients using VMware products. This course is restricted to VMware employees and authorized VMware Partners.


At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the general concepts of server consolidation analysis and the typical challenges involved
  • Use Capacity Planner to simplify the assessment process and provide decision support data to create a consolidation plan
  • Use Capacity Planner to model consolidation scenarios – scenarios tailored to the individual needs of specific customers
  • Conduct customer interviews designed to elicit information relevant to consolidation projects and TCO/ROI analysis

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing VMware Capacity Planner

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to the tool

Module 2: Before the Engagement

  • Ensuring success through logistical planning
  • Scoping out the engagement

Module 3: During the On-site

  • Installing and configuring Capacity Planner Data Manager
  • Configuring notifications
  • Conducting customer interviews

Module 4: During the Data Collection Period

  • Monitoring data collection levels
  • Creating server groups
  • Defining hardware templates
  • Creating consolidation scenarios

Module 5: Troubleshooting Capacity Planner

  • Troubleshooting logistical issues
  • Troubleshooting Capacity Planner Data Manager
  • Troubleshooting Capacity Planner Dashboard

Module 6: Creating Customer Deliverables

  • Classifying servers
  • Calculating TCO/ROI
  • Available report formats

Module 7: After the Engagement

  • Virtualization opportunities
  • Other opportunities

About Equitrain

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