Virtual machine projects assess the consequences of adding a new virtual machine to a cluster or host without applying actual changes to your virtual environment.

For information about relevant CPU and memory maximums, see the VMware vSphere documentation.


Select the destination object in the inventory pane.

The destination object is a cluster or host where you locate the new virtual machines 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 add Virtual Machine scenario and drag it to the Scenarios pane.


Set the virtual machine count and the configuration for the virtual machine.

vRealize Operations Manager does not require you to specify the disk I/O and network I/O use of the new virtual machines. vRealize Operations Manager uses the average disk I/O and network I/O use across virtual machines in the host or cluster as an estimation of the new virtual machine use.


Click Apply to see the effect in the visualization chart when your configuration selections are complete.


Click Save to add the scenario to the project.


Click Close to close the Project Workspace.

vRealize Operations Manager applies the project to the view you selected and shows current capacity compared to the expected capacity if you add the virtual machines to the target object.