Friday, 2 April 2010

Setting up VMware Capacity Planner ( Walkthrough guide )

Part A: Setting a New Assessment


1: Go to https://optimize.vmware.com and login with your credentials


2: From the Home page, select ‘Start new assessment’


3: Enter the company details, we shall select Consolidation Analysis (CA), and click ‘Next >’


4: Grant Access to users who can view and manage the assessment , and click ‘Next >’


5: We’ll skip the Select Notifications bit for this one – click ‘Next >’

6: We’ll skip the Select Subscriptions bit for this one – click ‘Finish’



Part B: Downloading and installing the collector

1: Log on to a server where the assessment is to be run,

login to https://optimize.vmware.com , click on 'Portal' in the top right corner
under Resources → Product Downloads, download the VMware Capacity Planner Collector


2: Run the exe
3: Click 'Next >' on the initial screen


4: Accept the License Agreement → Click 'Next >'
5: Choose a Destination Folder to install to → Click 'Next >'
6: Configure Collector Service Account credentials → Click 'Next >'


7: Click 'Install'
8: Click 'Finish'


Part C: Configuring the VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager

1: Double-click on the 'VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager' icon on the desktop, or access via Programs.

You will be presented with a screen like the below
Configuring is just a case of running through the 7 steps


1: Setup Wizard












2: Click Import Systems or Discover Domain Discover Systems
(If not run automatically when finished Task 1)

3: Click Test Collection View Test Collection Results
4: Click Collect Inventory Data
5: Click Collect Performance Data
6: Click Register Collector

A Register Collector window (see below) will pop-up
Instructions for 'if you are doing a full assessment'
i: Choose Administration → Collector → Register Database Ids

ii: On the Administration – Database ID Registration screen, click Add
iii: Paste the ID in the field provided and click OK




Click Verify Collector

7: Click Synchronize Data

To ensure data is regularly synchronized, from the VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager, go
Admin → Options → 'Jobs' tab → untick 'Suspend Scheduler'


And then wait....

Author V. Cosonok

6 comments:

  1. Good guide thanks

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  2. Thanks for the comment. The credit should really go to my colleague Naal Gunt (another anagram.)

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  3. hey thanks for this guide. Screenshots do a lot more for me (and are quicker) than reading VMware's long-worded guides. Excellent!

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  4. Thanks a lot for the detailed info..:-)

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  5. Thanks..its help full for installation...

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