The Capacity Remaining tab indicates the unused capacity of your virtual environment to accommodate new virtual machines. vRealize Operations Manager calculates the Capacity Remaining score as a percentage of the remaining capacity count, compared to the total amount of capacity that can be deployed on the selected object.

The score is based on the current amount of unused resources and the average virtual machine profile for the last n weeks. The remaining virtual machines count is a function of the same compute resources of CPU, memory, disk I/O, net I/O, and disk space that are used to calculate the Time Remaining score.

Note:

Small, medium, average, and large virtual machine profiles cannot be computed for objects that do not have active child virtual machines. If the child virtual machines are powered off, you might see a '?' instead of a numerical value.

The Capacity Remaining Badge

The Capacity Remaining score ranges between 0 (bad) and 100 (good).

The badge score thresholds can by modified by a vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Policies to configure symptom thresholds for the Capacity remaining badge score.

Table 1. Object Capacity States

Icon

Description

User Action

Capacity icon for objects with resources for more than 120 days.

The capacity remaining for the object is at normal level.

No attention required.

Capacity icon for objects that have resources for up to 120 days.

The capacity remaining for the object is less than the normal level.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Capacity icon for objects that have resources for up to 60 days.

The capacity remaining for the object is at seriously low level.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Capacity icon for objects with resources for less than 30 days.

The object is expected to run out of capacity soon or has already run out of capacity.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Capacity icon for objects with unknown capacity state.

The object is offline or no data is available for any of the metrics for the time period.

Where You Find the Capacity Remaining Badge

To view the Capacity Remaining badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Capacity Remaining tab.

Table 2. Capacity Remaining Based on the Selected Inventory Object

Item

Description

Badge status

Capacity remaining status for the object.

Capacity Remaining Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Capacity Remaining Breakdown

Breakdown of the capacity remaining for objects.

The data range considered for computing the capacity remaining for the resource containers is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Capacity Remaining in Related Objects

Capacity remaining status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.