The PlateSpin Recon Consolidation Planning Module allows for exploration of scale-up and scale-out consolidation scenarios with candidate workloads. Scenarios can assist with determining the minimum number of target servers and balancing workloads across these servers.
The key benefits of the Consolidation Planning Module include:
Maximizing server utilization by distributing the number of workloads.
Minimizing resource contention by balancing software workloads across five dimensions: Processor, Memory, Disk, Network, and Time.
Eliminating the need for extra servers with advanced workload sizing and optimization.
Identifying servers to be protected in a disaster recovery plan.
The following are the key stages to assessing server consolidation:
Discover and list servers in the PlateSpin Recon Client. For more information, see Section 3.6, Discovering and Inventorying Data Center Resources.
Inventory servers and collect static data. For more information, see Section 3.6, Discovering and Inventorying Data Center Resources.
Monitor servers and collect dynamic data. For more information, see Section 3.11, Viewing Inventory Data and Monitoring Servers.
Identify the optimal consolidation scenario. For more information, see Section 6.3, Consolidation Scenarios.
Select servers for consolidation. For more information, see Section 6.3.5, Identifying Consolidation Candidates.