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VMware Capacity Planner 2.7. Discussion and Demo from Engineering May 2009. What Is Here Now? Collection Analysis Reporting Cosmetic Changes New Style Charts and Graphs Menu Layout Online Help Security Model User Groups Unified Security Collect More Inventory Performance

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Vmware capacity planner 2 7

VMware Capacity Planner 2.7

Discussion and Demo from Engineering

May 2009


Vmware capacity planner

What Is Here Now?

Collection

Analysis

Reporting

Cosmetic Changes

New Style

Charts and Graphs

Menu Layout

Online Help

Security Model

User Groups

Unified Security

Collect More

Inventory

Performance

Storage Report

Application Analysis

Software Profiles

Software Filter

Base Images

User Analysis

Different Perspective

VM Template Sizing

Placement

Users to VMs

VMs to Servers

Reports

Reporting Engine

Final Report

VMware Capacity Planner


Vmware capacity planner what we have

IW

2000+ Desktops

IW

5000+ Desktops

IW

IW

Internet

100+ Desktops

100+ Desktops

200+ Desktops

100+ Desktops

Customer Site 4

Customer Site 2

Customer Site 1

Customer Site 3

VMware Capacity Planner: What We Have

  • Good Collection

    • Simple Single Collector

      • Up to 500 Systems

      • Disposable

    • Easy to Scale with Multiple Collectors

      • Add as Needed

      • No Framework

      • Reconciles at Dashboard

    • Easy Administration

      • Install and Forget

      • No Maintenance

      • Remote Monitoring

      • WWW Dashboard

    • Robust Collection

      • Support for Many OSs

      • Inventory

      • Performance


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VMware Capacity Planner: What We Have

  • Good Analysis

    • Time Based

      • Compatible Systems

      • Hourly Patterns

      • Business Hours

      • Peak Hours

    • All Resources

      • CPU

      • Memory

      • Disk

      • Network

    • Conversion Factors

      • CPU Speedup

      • Virtualization Overhead

      • Virtualization Benefits

    • Output

      • Stacking Plan

      • VM Configuration Recommendation

      • HW Reuse

    • Comparisons

      • Hardware

      • Groups

      • Thresholds


Vmware capacity planner what we have2

VMware Capacity Planner: What We Have

  • Good Reporting

    • Pretty

    • Easy to Read

    • Quick to Generate

    • Environment Summary

    • Consolidation Results


Cosmetic new style

Cosmetic: New Style

Fresh Look

  • Background

  • Logo

  • Login Screen

  • Header

  • Menu Navigation


Cosmetic charts and graphs

Cosmetic: Charts and Graphs

Inventory Screens

  • Logo

  • Login Screen

  • Header

  • Menu Navigation


Cosmetic menu reorganization

Cosmetic: Menu Reorganization

Good Reporting

  • Dashboards

  • Inventory

  • Performance

  • Analyze

  • Reports

  • Assessment Tools

  • Administration

  • IW Admin


Security model user groups

Security Model: User Groups


Security model templates

Security Model: Templates


Complete assessment flow

Complete Assessment Flow


New application analysis

New Application Analysis


Collect desktop inventory

Collect: Desktop Inventory

  • Inventory

    • Printers

    • Video / Monitor

    • OS/App Storage

    • Data Storage

    • Removable Storage

    • PnP Peripheral Devices

    • # User Profiles

    • Terminal Services


Collect desktop usage

Collect: Desktop Usage

  • Utilization

    • Application Usage

      • CPU (Sys and Usr)

      • Mem (RSS and Virtual)

      • Disk I/O

      • Network I/O

      • %/Raw Time Used

      • %/Raw Install Count by User

      • %/Raw Execution Count by User

    • User Usage

      • Logon Time

      • Disk Space


App analysis building software profiles

App Analysis: Building Software Profiles

  • Adding Qualifiers

    • Works Well With

      • VM Template

      • ThinApp

      • RDP

    • Sharable Resources

      • Base Memory

      • Base Disk Space Requirements

      • Reclaimed When Virtualized

    • Software Type

      • Application

      • Patch

      • Device Driver

      • Component

      • Other

  • Matching Apps

    • Treat Multiple Versions as the Same

    • Complex Conditions

    • Application Properties

    • Service Properties

    • Process Properties


App analysis examining application installation

Approved

OS/Apps

Common

App Analysis: Examining Application Installation

  • Use Software Profiles

    • Real Applications

    • Makes Application List Manageable

    • Enhanced Qualities

    • Shows Application Relationship

  • OS and Application Count Analysis

    • Not a performance analysis

    • Only approved application

    • Minimizes Image count

    • Approved Software used by Analysis engine for filtering load

  • Software Qualities

    • General Application Properties

    • Compatibility

    • Sharable Memory

    • Disk Size

    • System Count and Percentages


App analysis removing load

Work Starts

Laptop is Shutdown

Work Starts

Meetings

Screen Saver

Using 40% CPU

High Load at Night

Real Usage

Working Hard

Go Home

Go Home

App Analysis: Removing Load


App analysis before software profiles

App Analysis: Before Software Profiles

  • Trash

    • GUIDs

    • COM Components

    • Patches

    • Drivers

    • Bad Formatting

  • Missing Information

    • Pre-MSI

    • Version Number

    • Vendor


App analysis after software profiles

App Analysis: After Software Profiles

  • Control

    • Only Applications that Matter

    • Better Information

    • Approve

  • Standardization

    • Merging Application Versions

    • Upgrading Applications

  • Statistics

    • Population Usage

    • Applications Seen Together Often


App analysis creating base images

App Analysis: Creating Base Images

Installed Software

  • Mapping Users to Applications

  • Based on Installation

    Opposing Goals

  • Maximize License Counts

  • Minimize Desktop Configurations

    Solutions

  • Application Ranking

  • Cluster Algorithm

  • ThinApp

    Two Ways

  • Automatic

    • Number of Images

  • Manual

Approved Applications

Base Images

Image 1

Image 2

ThinApp


App analysis creating base images manual

App Analysis: Creating Base Images (Manual)

  • Image Control

    • Set Operating System

    • Quick Analysis of Remaining Applications

    • ThinApp Applications

  • Pick a Starting Point

    • Base Memory

    • Image Score

    • Fill %


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App Analysis: Creating Base Images (Manual)

  • Installation Matrix

    • Ranked By Installation Count

    • By Software Profile

    • Each Square Represents an Installation of an Application on a Single System

  • Percentile Zones

    • Control % Application Coverage

    • Control % System Coverage

    • Auto-maximize area

    • Percentage of Systems with Same Application

    • Percentage of Applications


User analysis creating vm templates

User Analysis: Creating VM Templates

  • User Capacity Needs

    • When they work

    • How many documents do the work with

    • How large are the documents

    • Do they open and shutdown applications often

  • Creating Templates

    • Use the Approved Templates as a starting point

    • Build a template with different vCPU and Mem for each group of user


User analysis creating vm templates1

User Analysis: Creating VM Templates


Placement analysis source selection

Placement Analysis: Source Selection

  • Choosing the Right Systems

    • Only Desktop Chassis Types

    • Only Desktop OSs

    • Desktops without Application XYZ

    • Desktops in Location ABC

    • Desktops Owned By “John’s Department”


Placement analysis placement rules

Placement Analysis: Placement Rules

  • VM Template Sizing

    • Processor

    • Memory

    • Disk Space

  • Memory Optimization

    • Reclaim Fixed Percent

    • Reclaim Removed Applications

    • Reclaim Base in Profile

  • Storage Optimization

    • vStorage

    • ThinApp

  • Already There

    • Cross Boundaries

    • Virtualization

    • Merge Architectures

    • Redeployment

    • Thresholds

    • Reuse Rules


Analysis reporting results

Analysis: Reporting Results

  • Usage Information

    • Est. Host Utilization

    • Est. Virtual Machine Utilization

  • Images

    • Base Images

    • VM Templates

    • ThinApp List

  • Placement

    • Users Mapped to VM Templates

    • Desktops VMs Mapped to Hosts


Placement analysis results

Placement Analysis: Results

  • Size to Build

    • Host Capacity

    • VM Size

  • Estimated Utilization

    • CPU

    • Memory

    • Disk

    • Network

  • Where To Put

    • VM to Host Mapping


Summary of features

Assessments

Improved Dashboard Pages

Filters

Showing Charts w/ Tables

Additional Inventory

Cleaning Up Applications

Using Software Profiles

Application Installation

Generating Base Images

Creating VM Templates

Generating VM Templates

Placing Desktops to the Best Location

Summary of Features

  • Software Profiles

    • Application Cleanup

    • Application Properties

  • Improved Collection

    • Desktops Only

    • Video

    • Printers

    • Special Devices


  • Login