vBenchmark free capacity planning from VMware Labs

VMware Labs, a division of VMware devoted to publish free community-driven tools, has worked hard over the last months on the topics of analysis and benchmarking of virtual environments.

Among these tools, called “flings“, stand out I/O Analyzer, ESX System Analyzer and the recent vBenchmark.

The fling summary reports as follows:

Have you ever wondered how to quantify the benefits of virtualization to your management? If so, please consider using vBenchmark. vBenchmark measures the performance of a VMware virtualized infrastructure across three categories:

  • Efficiency: for example, how much physical RAM are you saving by using virtualization?
  • Operational Agility: for example, how much time do you take on average to provision a VM?
  • Quality of Service: for example, how much downtime do you avoid by using availability features?

vBenchmark provides a succinct set of metrics in these categories for your VMware virtualized private cloud. Additionally, if you choose to contribute your metrics to the community repository, vBenchmark also allows you to compare your metrics against those of comparable companies in your peer group. The data you submit is anonymized and encrypted for secure transmission.

We suggest you to learn more reading the Infoworld article by David Marshall.