Plan setup defines the workload, resources, and settings that you want to use when calculating results. A plan begins as a snapshot of your current environment, loading a static version of your real-time market into memory. As you modify the plan setup, you actually modify the plan market.
For example, you can set the plan’s scope, add more hardware resources (change supply), or increase the workload (change demand). These changes are reflected in the plan market, so Operations Manager can use the Economic Scheduling Engine to calculate the results that can come from the planned changes.
NOTE: When you create a new plan, it begins as a snapshot of your current environment. You can run the scenario against a new and unmodified plan, and it will give you results for your current environment. This is a way to get an initial overview of your environment. To do this, simply run a new plan.
To create a plan, you specify its properties and then run it. The Plan Setup panel includes tools for these settings.
The following sections describe the steps for plan creation: