You can create a project that simulates removing a virtual machine or group of virtual machines from a host or a cluster. You might want to remove virtual machines if you do not need them or if you want to move them to another host or cluster.


Select the target object in the inventory panel.

The target object identifies the host or the cluster from which the virtual machines are removed if you implement your scenario.


Click the Projects tab and click the Add New Project icon.


From the Projects workspace, enter the name and a description of the project.


Select the Planned status.


Click Scenarios to add scenarios to this project.


Select the selected object scenario from the Remove Demand option and drag it to the Scenarios pane.


From the Object to delete pull-down menu, select Virtual machine.


Select and double-click the Remove virtual machine item to remove.


Click Apply to see the effect in the project visualization.


Click Save to add the scenario to the project.


Click Close to close the Project Workspace.

vRealize Operations Manager applies the scenario to the project. When you add the project to the visualization chart, the forecasted capacity appears in the chart as a gray dotted line. You can compare the current capacity to the expected capacity if you remove the virtual machines from the target object.

If you have more than one project, you can combine or compare the project outcomes in the visualization chart.