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Foglight Capacity Director 6.0.0 - User Guide

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Using Foglight Capacity Director Lite

Foglight® Capacity Director Lite delivers an essential capacity management for virtual infrastructure. Get deep insight into your environment, including the availability and estimated time left for CPU, memory, storage, and Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPs). Use historical trends to better forecast resource requirements for clusters, hosts, and workloads—and proactively predict and budget for capital expenditures.

The Foglight Capacity Director Lite User Guide is intended for:

VMware: users who have been assigned the System Administrator, Advanced Operator, Capacity Management Administrator, VMware Administrator, or VMware QuickView User role.
Hyper-V: users who is a member of a local group administrators.

Foglight Capacity Director Lite replaces the functionality previously offered in Foglight Capacity Management in the VMware® and Hyper-V environments.

This section introduces you to the Foglight Capacity Director Lite environment, and provides you with essential information.

For more information, see the following topics:

Installation requirements

Foglight Capacity Director Lite comes installed on Foglight Evolve and can be installed on a Foglight Management Server.

Foglight Capacity Director Lite requires the following cartridges for data collection:

While Foglight Evolve comes with these cartridges pre-installed and enabled, a stand-alone Foglight release requires that these components be installed on the Foglight Management Server. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies. For more information about installing Foglight Capacity Director Lite, and for details about system requirements and version compatibility, see the Foglight Capacity Director Release Notes.

Data collection

The VMware Environment dashboard displays all virtual or physical VMware servers (target machines) being monitored by Foglight Evolve. No further setup is required.

Dashboard location and UI elements

After installing Foglight Capacity Director Lite, the Capacity Management tab appears in the VMware Environment dashboard.

To access the Capacity Management dashboard:
On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click VMware > VMware Environment.
Figure 1. Capacity Management tab

The Capacity Management tab consists of the following UI elements:

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