You can use the vRealize Operations Manager projects feature to plan for capacity upgrades or optimization in your virtual environment.

You create a project to plan your capacity. You can include upcoming changes that will affect the capacity. A project has one or more scenarios where capacity or demand will change on a specific date in the future. You can visualize one or more projects in the visualization pane to forecast your capacity and demand. When you expect a project to happen, you can commit it and reserve the needed capacity.

You can create projects and add scenarios with vCenter Server instances, clusters, hosts, virtual machines, and datastores.

Scenarios for Selected Objects

Selected Object

Applicable Scenarios

vCenter Server

Capacity related scenarios.

Add or remove host system, datastore, or percentage of capacity.

Change absolute capacity.

Demand related scenarios.

Add or remove virtual machine or percentage of demand.

Change absolute demand.

Cluster

Add, remove, or update hosts.

Add, remove, or update datastores.

Add or remove virtual machines.

Host

Capacity related scenarios.

Add or remove datastore, or percentage of capacity.

Change absolute capacity.

Demand related scenarios.

Add or remove virtual machine or percentage of demand.

Change absolute demand.

Datastore

Capacity related scenarios.

Add or remove percentage of capacity.

Change absolute capacity.

Demand related scenarios.

Add or remove virtual machine or percentage of demand.

Change absolute demand.

Virtual Machine

Add, change, or remove capacity.

Add, change, or remove demand.

The listed projects are filtered and directly associated with the object you select from the inventory. Use the projects list toolbar to create or act on a project, such as edit or delete an existing project. From the list of projects, you can click a column heading to sort each of the columns in the table or filter the list. Each project row in the table contains an icon that you can add that project to the visualization pane. You can also drag a project to view its effect in the visualization chart.

vRealize Operations Manager applies one or more projects to the visualization chart. The view is the context for the comparison that you see modeled in the scenario. The projects pane refreshes as you apply a new project in the visualization pane. Projects persist until you delete them or until you refresh vRealize Operations Manager. vRealize Operations Manager assigns names, such as 1a and 2a to projects in the visualization chart. The tool tip for a project appears in the chart and shows the project's name and description.