While VMware has planned to drop the guest operating systems patching capability from Update Manager (VUM), it seems to continue investing in the product.
The company just released a very handy tool for VUM capacity planning called Sizing Estimator.
Sizing Estimator can forecast VUM 4.1 database size, patch store disk space, and temporary disk space by checking a number of parameters.
Its output includes:
- VUM database and server deployment model recommendations
- Initial disk space utilization in MB for database, patch store, and temporary space
- Monthly disk space utilization growth in MB for database and patch store
- The upper and lower bounds on the estimation, assuming a 20% variance