You are an IT administrator for one of your financial data centers. You must forecast the capacity requirements for your virtual infrastructure to plan for an increase in the workload of your cluster and data center over the next month. To evaluate the demand and supply for capacity on your objects, and forecast the risk to your current capacity, you create projects and scenarios in vRealize Operations Manager.

Your data center is named Fina_RDDC-01, and includes a cluster named Fina_RDCL-01. You plan to increase the overall workload on the cluster in this data center by 50 percent in the next month. You must also plan to add virtual machines and add one or more hosts to this cluster.

In this example, you create a project that includes scenarios to determine the impact of future capacity needs on your cluster objects. You then create a second project to plan for more capacity needs. Finally, you examine these projects together in the context of your current capacity so that you can understand the projected impact of these projects on your future capacity needs.

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You are the IT administrator for the financial data center named Fina_RDDC-01 in your company. You create a project to plan for an increase in the workload on the cluster named Fina_RDCL-01 by 50 percent in the next month. In the project, you create scenarios that anticipate the effect of the capacity needs on the hosts, virtual machines, and cluster in the data center.

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You are the IT administrator for the financial data center in your company. To plan for capacity needs on the cluster named Fina_RDCL-01 in the data center named Fina_RDDC-01, you create another project. In your project, you add virtual machines and a host to the cluster.

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You are the IT administrator responsible for the data center named Fina_RDDC-01. You view the effects of the projects and scenarios that you created on the overall capacity of the cluster in your data center.