Capacity planning and optimization are an extremely important part of managing a production environment, but it is also a complex process. This is particularly true in a virtualized environment like VMware. Statistical analysis of the key bottlenecks and an understanding of the system capacity is a requirement. In addition, it is important to take into account key business objectives. For example, a customer might want to provide more capacity for certain business applications or middleware components to ensure that their performance objectives are being met. The IBM Tivoli Monitoring capacity planning and optimization tools are designed to simplify this process and allow customers to meet their business objectives. The following paper outlines a case study performed at a customer location to analyze and optimize their VMware environment.
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