Calculating storage capacity requirements

Capacity is usually measured in Gigabytes (GB) or Terabytes (TB). Capacity should include the total space needed to support the current, the space needed to support growth, the space needed for virtual machine swapfiles, and the additional slack space for snapshots and other virtual machine data.

How to do it...

In order to calculate the storage capacity requirements, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Determine the capacity required to support the current workloads.
  2. Determine the capacity required to support future growth.

How it works...

Capacity is calculated to support the current and future growth based on the design requirements as follows:

Current Capacity = 100 Virtual Machines x 100 GB = 10 TB ...

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