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Foglight Capacity Director 6.0.0 - User Guide

Using Foglight Capacity Director Lite Getting Started Tab Current Capacity Tab Resource Utilization Tab Scenario Modeler Tab Server Purchase Tab Report Tab Performance Tuning Tab Changes and DRS Rules Tab Infrastructure Organizations Tab

VirtualCenter/Hosts Overview pane

After selecting a virtual center or datacenter by using the Group selector located at the top of the dashboard, Foglight Capacity Director Lite calculates the capacity of the selected center in the background and displays the following information on the VirtualCenter/Hosts Overview pane:

Current Capacity: Includes information about the following metrics: Running VMs, Available VMs, and Total VMs.
Constraint: Includes information about the following metrics: Cluster Name and Time to Full.
Datastore(s) Included: Allows you to select from the drop-down list the datastores.
Slot Size: Allows you to select from the drop-down list the size of the virtual machine (the slot size).
NOTE: The Clusters/Hosts pane is automatically updated to reflect the selection made.

Calculating Slot Size Based on VM

Calculating Slot Size Using Custom Size

Clusters/Hosts pane

The Clusters/Hosts pane displays the details related to the selected virtual center or datacenter. This information is automatically updated when the Slot Size settings are modified. For more information, see Calculating Slot Size Based on VM and Calculating Slot Size Using Custom Size .

The Clusters/Hosts pane includes the following capacity data:

Cluster Name (Clusters tab) or Name (Hosts tab): Name of the selected cluster or host.
ESX Hosts (Clusters tab only): Number of ESX® hosts in the selected cluster.
Slot Size: CPU, Memory, Storage, and Throughput resources available on the virtual machine.
VMs: Number of running virtual machines in the selected cluster or host.
Slots Available: Number of available slots in the selected cluster or host.
Constraint: Available constraint in the selected cluster or host.
HA (Clusters tab only): If the HA policy is enabled for a cluster, Foglight Capacity Director Lite calculates the cluster resources and reserves the cluster resources that are required to satisfy the HA policy. A green check mark appears in the HA column when the HA policy is enabled.
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