Chapter 10

Monitoring and Capacity Planning

Monitoring the VMware vSphere environment and anticipating future growth via capacity planning are integral parts of a good vSphere design. Although related, monitoring and capacity planning aren't the same. Monitoring is more about the present or the recent past, whereas capacity planning is about the future.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • The importance of monitoring and capacity planning
  • Selecting monitoring and capacity-planning tools
  • Incorporating monitoring into your design
  • Different aspects of monitoring and capacity planning
  • Building capacity planning into your design

Nothing Is Static

The best VMware vSphere designs are capable of changing, growing, and evolving. Just as the ...

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