After VMware Smart Assurance software is deployed and validated, you must ensure that it is operating at an optimal level. Tuning is the process of adjusting the configuration to improve performance; it should be performed after all components are installed and validated.

Monitoring the Performance of Your Deployment, describes the process of monitoring a deployment for tuning. Normally, this stage is initially performed by either VMware Smart Assurance Professional Services or a partner and the knowledge is transferred to the purchasing organization™s staff. As the network and application infrastructure grows, the organization™s staff will take on the task of tuning the deployment to handle this growth. If the infrastructure growth is extensive, the original design may no longer be sufficient and redesigning the deployment may be required.

Throughout the life of the deployment, administrators should repeat this stage to maintain the deployment.