Capacity Planning Scenarios Part 6: Workload Migration (Failover) – Add Hardware

Video created by Anson McCook Expert on May 17, 2016

    This video is Part 6 of a series of videos outlining how to accomplish different capacity planning use cases in VMTurbo Operations Manager. Please see this post for all videos in the series: Video Tutorial: Capacity Planning Use Cases



    Ok, so the plan we’re about to run is useful not only for simulating failover but also simulating any type of workload migration. Like a legacy environment being decommissioned and workloads need to be transferred somewhere else. Let’s setup the scenario. Click on the green plus button to open up the Plan Wizard. Select the last option, “Workload Migration.” Now we’re asked “which cluster will everything be moved to?” – “the destination cluster”. Select your destination cluster and then click Next. Now we need to select the workloads that will be migrated over. Select the group of workloads that will be migrated over, then drag and drop the group over to the “Plan Inventory” window. Click Finish. Before clicking run, make sure “Ignore constraints” is checked. This tells VMTurbo to ignore cluster boundaries – which is required in a scenario like this. Now click “Run”

    Based on the additional workload that has migrated into this cluster, VMTurbo had suggested to add more hardware to meet the demand and keep the cluster in a desired state. The todo list highlights how existing workload will be distributed to accommodate the migrated workloads.