30 12, 2013

How to deploy VMware Capacity Planner properly (Part I)

By | December 30th, 2013|Capacity Planner, How To, Virtualization|4 Comments

Recently, I was on an engagement where use of VMware Capacity Planner was required, to get an estimate of consolidation ratios.  This was done in order to build a business case for virtualization.  Now I know that this is not a topic that many are interested in as it's not a "core" virtualization component but [...]

23 12, 2013

VMware Capacity Planner: Next button doesn’t work in New Project Wizard (Version 3.0)

By | December 23rd, 2013|Capacity Planner, How To, Virtualization|2 Comments

While creating a VMware Capacity Planner project in version 3.0 recently, I encountered a weird problem.  After selecting the required machines in the "New Project Wizard" using "Manually select specific systems", the "Next" button didn't want to work, even though it was highlighted on the screen, implying all was good: I tried clicking it a [...]

19 11, 2013

VMware Capacity Planner: Connect to Perfmon Failed

By | November 19th, 2013|Capacity Planner, ESX, How To, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|2 Comments

These days, I am working on a project involving VMware Capacity Planner.  Part of its deployment means that one has to troubleshoot access issues, in order to get successful inventory and performance scans.  I am planning to write a couple of posts to document tips that one generally doesn't find in documentation.  In the meantime, [...]