Joint post by Mattias Sundling, Dell vKernel Evangelist and vExpert ( @msundling ) and Stephen Spector, Dell Cloud Evangelist ( @SpectorAtDell )
The adoption of virtualization and now cloud services into the current enterprise datacenter is creating complexity not only within the physical and remote datacenters but also between the various business users and supporting IT groups. For example, the cause of a slow performing application for end-users can be blamed on so many various groups and technology that internal strife is sure to follow:
The prevention of this chaos is a priority for enterprise IT departments who have advanced tools available to properly manage capacity. Following these four steps, administrators can properly manage not only capacity but also unforeseen crises:
The white paper also provides three key takeaways for planning performance and capacity:
This post is taken from the VKernel white paper, Planning for Performance and Capacity in Virtual Environments by David Davis & Scott Herold.