How to Model and Predict Changes to your VMware ESX Infrastructure using vKernel Modeler

With products like Capacity Analyzer, SearchMyVM and Chargeback, VKernel has proven to deliver easy to use tools for today’s performance and systems management challenges in a virtual infrastructure. Recently they released VKernel Modeler, their latest product which allows you to create “What-if scenarios”.

With the new Modeler product you can simulate different scenarios to see what the effect of certain changes would be on your virtual environment. What kind of scenarios might you want to simulate? I know that in my environment, I was interested in modeling changes such as adding a number of VMs, changing cluster or resource pools settings, and pre-testing what a host failure will do to the performance of my cluster.

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