VMware Capacity Planning and Performance

1 days


This is an intensive workshop that provides an overview of the fundamental principles of Capacity Management and how these change when you are dealing with a virtualized environment.

After attending the workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Identify common performance and capacity issues with VMware.
  • Better understand the terminology used with VMware.
  • Confidently monitor and report on the correct aspects of the infrastructure.
  • Understand and manage the interaction of key system components.
  • Provide assurance to the business that the capacity of their VMware infrastructure will be managed effectively.

Among the questions that delegates will be able to answer after attending the workshop are:

  • Is there enough headroom for additional VMs in my Cluster?
  • Is CPU Ready really a problem for a VM?
  • Am I running into problems with DRS (Dynamic Resource Scheduling)?
  • Do I have my Resource Pools set up adequately?
  • What is the impact of Transparent Page Sharing on a Host?
  • What are the VMware Key Performance Indicators?
  • Can I forecast resource utilization out for 6 months or more?
  • What happens if I have changes in the 6-month forecast 3 months from now?
  • How do I show the impact of memory on CPU utilization?
  • What is the best way to present reports to end-users?
  • How many Idle and Oversized VMs do I have?


This course is for experienced VMware professionals seeking an understanding of capacity planning and performance.


Delegates should have attended our VMware vSphere Installation & Configuration course, or have equivalent experience.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Virtualization with VMware
  • Overview of the workshop.
  • Virtualization concepts.
  • Introduction to vSphere.
  • VMware Technology and Terminology
  • Overview of VMware architecture.
  • VMware functionality and concepts.
  • Hosts, guests, clusters, resource pools and data centres.
  • DRS and vMotion.
  • Networking.
  • Disks and datastores.
  • Memory and CPU management.
  • VMware Monitoring and Metrics
  • Key CPU, memory, disk, network and storage metrics.
  • Performance assurance recommendations.
  • Monitoring the service.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Capacity Planning for VMware
  • Capacity planning at the right VMware level.
  • Reporting options.
  • Capacity modelling and queuing.
  • Case study.
  • Optimization and Tuning for VMware
  • Optimization and tuning cycle.
  • Workload consolidation.
  • Usage normalization.
  • Resource tuning.
  • Filtering.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite1 700 700 2019-07-20