Although many benefits can be gained from taking full advantage of virtualization and automation in the VSE, it tends to require specialized management tools. Capacity planning is a good example. The very dynamic nature of the VSE environment makes traditional capacity-planning tools ineffective.
In response to this, HP has developed a capacity-planning tool called Capacity Advisor that is specifically designed to predict how the flexibility and automation inherent in the VSE will impact the running of your workloads. It can also be used to make recommendations on how to take advantage of some of these VSE technologies.
This section only provides an overview of the Capacity Advisor product. More details, and some usage examples, ...