Appendix D: Capacity Management : Capacity Management Manual Processes – Organization Virtual Datacenter
Capacity Management Manual Processes – Organization Virtual Datacenter
The following organization administrator capacity management activities include periodic planning activities supported by day-to-day operational activities. Periodic continuous improvement activities are critical to extracting the most value from your vCloud.
*Planning activities (initially monthly, then quarterly):
*Determining usable capacity by organization virtual datacenter.
*Reviewing current utilization (and performance, where possible).
*Reviewing purchasing timeframes for expanding an organization virtual datacenter.
*Forecasting utilization growth over the coming period (preferably based on actual pipeline validated by historical trending).
*Reviewing capacity alert threshold levels and setting alerts for capacity warnings.
*Operational activities (daily):
*Monitoring for alerts.
*Investigating performance issues to determine whether capacity is the root cause.
*Initiating and managing the procurement and provisioning of additional capacity.
*Continuous improvement activities (quarterly/yearly): Comparing capacity model utilization levels to observed levels and tuning model to drive greater utilization without sacrificing reliability.