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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Capacity planning

So far the monitoring and prediction of used capacity has been discussed in this chapter. But there is also a planning aspect to prevent low or risky resource situations. vROps will also allow for this capacity planning tasks with an extra tab called Projects.

At the beginning of this chapter, it was explained that resources where often added or bought based on projects and that this is no longer accurate for an SDDC. This statement was referring to large projects requiring also hardware resources to be bought. Based on this projects entire areas of data center might have been filled with servers, storage and compute.

In an SDDC, projects are still relevant and eventually will even increase popularity since they can be much quicker ...

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