Updated on: 30 May 2022
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Add-On/Integrated Services Sizing
VMware Cloud Sizer now allows users to select add-ons in the sizing workflow to consider SDDC resource utilization by selected add-ons to provide complete and accurate SDDC sizing.
- Sizing Improvements
Numerous sizing improvements is made on the slack space and assumptions to improve the core sizing algorithm.
Supports New API Endpoint - VMware Cloud Sizer V5 with total based sizing framework
VMware Cloud Sizer V5 API takes VM level information as input and produces VMware Cloud sizing recommendation consisting of SDDC topology.
- New API access requires Cloud Service Provider (CSP) authentication.
- Total based sizing is based on input workload characteristics
- Workload eligibility assessment to filter out outliers
- Target cloud recommendation with SDDC topology
- Supports data import formats from discovery tools like vRealize Operations, Live Optics and RV Tools.
- Cost Optimized option to provide ability to size based on minimum cost.
For more information on APIs, see https://developer.vmware.com/apis/vmc-sizer/latest/.
- Decreased default slack space assumption from 25% to 20%
VMC sizer will now consider 20% slack space while sizing storage recommendations.
- 2-node stretched cluster support
Added support for sizing 2-node stretched cluster configurations(1-1-1).
- Support for 2 node i3en cluster
Support for sizing 2-host cluster capability with i3en instance type.
- Updates to sizing logic to improve the recommendation accuracy for small clusters.
- Enabled quick/online contextual help guide.
- Save Projects is now available for logged-out users.
- Various UI changes and improvements.
Now you will be able to configure Hyper-Threading weight(%) in Global Settings which will be considered for any host type that supports hyper-threading.
Support for 4-host stretched cluster
Added support for 4-host stretched cluster(2-2-1).
Outdated Project Experience
As the new version of Sizer releases, existing recommendations will be marked as outdated. To update recommendations, open the project and follow the instructions.
Logged out users will see an alert notification to log in to get access to projects and additional functionalities.
Links to the VMware Cloud Sizer have been added to the Launchpad and Tools panels. Because the Launchpad is fully accessible to a logged-out experience, this helps resolve any discovery issues.
CSP log on support
VMware Cloud Sizer is now fully integrated into the VMware Cloud Services Portal, allowing an authenticated experience.
Create a project and save a sizing when logged in. This allows you to download a PDF report or customize an existing sizing without recreating the workload requirement.
Saved Projects are available to anyone in the VMware Cloud Organization, allowing teams to collaborate on a project easily.
Track changes to a project at the organization level. Verify when a project was created, modified, or deleted and by whom.
Various UI changes to support the CSP integration.
- Improved Admission Control logic
Sizer now calculates Admission Control based on a percentage. This improves the accuracy of small cluster recommendations.
- Support for RVTools 4.1.3 file import
Updated File Import support to handle the updated file formating in RVTools 4.1.3
- Enhanced TCO email experience.
Improved TCO email experience. TCO request email will contain on-premise datacenter details along with workload sizing recommendation for VMC and associated assumptions.
- Clarified sizing assumptions
Sizing assumptions now include the Management Appliance size used in the sizing.
- Updated Disclaimer
PDF Download Report now includes a disclaimer to clarify known limitations and restrictions.
- Sizing Improvements
Numerous sizing improvements and fixes to the sizing algorithm.
- VMware Cloud Sizer API
The VMware Cloud Sizer API is now available. This API offers the same functionality as the Quick Sizer. Partners can now invoke this API for tighter integration with the VMware Cloud Sizer and consume the recommended hosts and resources required for their workloads. For more information, see https://developer.vmware.com/docs/vmc-sizer/latest/.
Re-designed User Interface
The VMC Sizer UI has been completely re-designed with a modern look and feel, making it more streamlined and easier to use.
- Sizing Modes
The VMC Sizer now supports three sizing modes:
- Quick Sizer: Perform sizing with minimal inputs.
- Import Mode: Perform sizing using data imported from on-premises using LiveOptics or RVTools.
- Advanced Sizer: Perform sizing using multiple workload profiles with more gradual configuration inputs.
The VMC Sizer provides detailed sizing recommendations with a simplified view that can be expanded to include more details.
Instance Type Comparison
Quickly switch between recommendations for different instance types (e.g. i3, i3en).
Re-designed PDF Download Report
The PDF Download Report has been re-designed to make it easier to read, understand and present.
Numerous sizing improvements and fixes to the sizing algorithm.
LiveOptics and RVTools file import
The VMC Sizer now supports importing sizing input data from LiveOptics and RVTools output files. This reduces the need to manually input data.
Large SDDC support
Users can now choose to size for Large SDDCs. Large SDDCs require more resources than the default Regular size SDDCs.
Improved responsiveness support
600x512 responsiveness support.
i3en instance type
The VMC Sizer now supports i3en instance sizing. This change ONLY applies to the VMC Sizer.
Removal of r5 instance type
The VMC Sizer no longer supports the r5 instance type. This change ONLY applies to the VMC Sizer.
2 node cluster support
Added support for sizing 2 node clusters.
Stretched Clusters SLA compliance change
Stretched Clusters now default to FTT=1 and RAID=RAID-5 for all cluster sizes when the users select auto mode. This change matches a recent update to the SLA that no longer requires FTT=2 and RAID-6 for Stretched Clusters with 12 or more hosts.
Link to online TCO tool
Users have the option to build their own TCO model by clicking on a button that takes them to a new self-service TCO tool.
- Calculation improvements
Some calculation improvements are added, including the ability to accept a decimal value for the vCPU/VM input.
UI improvements, such as including units for some of the main input fields like Memory Utilization and CPU headroom.
R5 instance type support
Added support for EC2 R5 instance types and the ability to specify the amount of capacity used by Elastic vSAN.
User Interface improvements
This update contains a number of improvements to the user interface including:
Moved the Cluster Settings modal window to the main view.
Moved the Advanced Settings modal window to the main view.
- Improved Workload Profile page experience. For example, it is now possible to rename Workload Profiles.
- Other enhancements and stability improvements.
Target RAM Ratio
The user can now specify the Target RAM Ratio to specify the maximum RAM overcommit.
The VMC Sizer now includes a version number. This lets users know if an older recommendation that they downloaded used a different version of the VMC Sizer.
Auto modes for Host failures to tolerate and Fault Tolerance Method
Users have the choice of setting HFT and FTM to specific values or letting the VMC Sizer automatically determine the settings that will minimize the number of hosts in the recommendation while also complying with the VMC SLA requirements. For example, clusters with 6 or more hosts must have HFT set to 2 according to the VMC SLA. In auto mode with 6 or more hosts in a cluster, the VMC Sizer will set HFT to 2 in order to comply with the VMC SLA and will minimize the storage overhead and number of recommended hosts by selecting RAID-6 for FTM.
Enhanced stretched cluster support
The Stretched Cluster setting is moved to the main input view. The calculation logic for Stretched Clusters was also improved to provide more accurate recommendations.
Improved integration of the VMC Sizer and TCO tool
Two main improvements are included in this release. First, a login is no longer required to access the TCO tool. Second, the VMC Sizer recommendation output feeds into the TCO tool input. This makes it easier for users to compare total cost of ownership based on the VMC Sizer recommendation.
Sizing calculation logic improvements
The VMC Sizer calculator and logic were significantly improved for more accurate recommendations. In addition, this update addresses a number of stability issues.