Capacity and Performance
Commander provides detailed at-a-glance information related to capacity and performance management.
Capacity and waste reclamation
Commander predicts and identifies constraining resources so that you can address bottlenecks before they happen. You can compare your consumption on public and private clouds, as well as assess the benefit of moving VMs from one cloud to another.
Commander makes rightsizing recommendations coupled with their cost implications, so that users can make informed decisions about the resources they consume. You can also configure automated rightsizing.
Go to Views > Solutions > Capacity & Waste Reclamation to view summary graphs and reports.
See the following articles in the Capacity and Waste Reclamation category:
- Managing Host and Cluster Capacity
- Rightsizing VMs and Instances
- Configuring Rules for VM Rightsizing
- Setting the Storage Tier for a Datastore or Datastore Cluster
- Scanning vCenter Datastores
- Managing Your vCenter Inventory
Commander provides the following reports in the Capacity and Waste Reclamation category:
- Cluster Capacity Report
- Offline VM Aging Costs Report
- Offline VM Aging Savings Report
- Over-Provisioned Disk Summary Report
- VM Comparative Economics Report
- VM Population Trending Report
Performance and resource optimization
Commander provides information that allows you to optimize VM, host and cluster performance and resource usage.
By default, Commander gathers performance data from both vCenter and SCVMM and provides these metrics on the Performance tab for VMs, hosts and clusters. See Monitoring Performance Metrics for VMs, Hosts, and Clusters for details.
Go to Views > Solutions > Performance & Resource Optimization to view summary graphs and reports.
Commander provides rightsizing recommendations for VMs and instances based on VM and guest OS performance data. You can apply the recommendations directly from Commander or schedule them for later. See Rightsizing VMs and Instances. You can configure the rightsizing rules. See Configuring Rules for VM Rightsizing.
Commander can also combine guest OS performance data collected from Splunk with the hypervisor VM performance metrics. This allows Commander to provide more accurate rightsizing recommendations for your virtualized infrastructure, without the need for intensive data storage and data processing. See Integrating Splunk with Commander. You can also optimize the Update VM Performance query with Splunk.
The Reconfigure VM Resources command allows you to change resources for VMs and instances. See Manually Reconfiguring VM Resources.
Commander provides the following reports in the Performance and Resource Optimization category: