Capacity Planner Release Notes 104

Overview

Released: February 2020

Capacity Planner release notes contain the list of all new or enhanced features and a list of all issues fixed in the current release.

To view the recent highlights in Capacity Planner, see What's New in Capacity Planner.

Highlights

These are the highlights of this release:

  • Automatic recommendations based on baseline analysis are now available in the new Recommend panel. This includes right-size recommendations, including target vCPU configurations, memory configuration and suggestions for machines that should be disabled. This is fully configurable allowing you to configure activity threshold settings and minimum configuration for right-sizing.
    For more information, see Recommend.
  • Capacity Planner now automatically suggests cloud instance configurations in AWS scoped to a baseline view, taking optimal capacity configuration into consideration in order to reduce costs effectively.
    For more information, see Cloud migration.
  • A new Service Infrastructure report has been created. It provides you with the facility to select a grouping of workloads and determine the aggregate long-term trend in CPU and memory utilisation across all workloads.
    For more information, see Service infrastructure report.
  • You can now save and rerun a report at any time without having to reenter parameters.
    For more information, see Rerun a report.
  • Reports are now displayed using the latest version of SSRS Report Viewer. This introduces a new layout of parameters, and it also offers more flexibility with varying resolutions.
  • A new MCluster grouping is available on all VMs. It allows for more effective filtering by cluster when reporting using VMs.
  • The Highly Inactive VMs report is now deprecated. A new, more flexible report is available and can be run in the same way.

New features and enhancements

Issue key Release description
ICP-1219 You can now save a report parameter set as a named report, and then rerun that report at any time without having to reenter parameters. Saved reports can be deleted.
ICP-1213 Capacity Planner now provides a UI mechanism to allow for configuration of thresholds to define idle, under or over provisioned machines.
ICP-1189 The events API now only sends the most critical events for the entity/metric combo along with additional information allowing you to filter the event further.

ICP-1056

A new Recommend panel is now available in Capacity Planner. It displays automatic recommendations based on baseline analysis. This includes right-size recommendations, including target vCPU configurations, memory configuration and suggestions for machines that should be disabled.

ICP-918

Capacity Planner now automatically suggests cloud instance configurations in AWS scoped to a baseline view, taking optimal capacity configuration into consideration in order to reduce costs effectively.

ICP-887

Capacity Planner now makes use of the latest version of SSRS Report Viewer to present report results. The new viewer introduces a number of changes to the layout of parameters, it offers more flexibility with varying resolutions, and removes the frequency of issues resulting from low resolution displays.
   

Issues fixed

Issue key Release description
ICP-1418 It is now possible to open the drill-through box plot charts on a physical server or host regardless of where it is positioned in the sunburst hierarchy.
   

Known issues

Issue key Release description
ICP-1459

When viewing a mixed physical and virtual environment within the sunburst, the recommend panel does not include recommendations or cloud sizing for the physical component of the estate. To work around this, change the sunburst view to only include physical servers. When this is done, both recommendations and cloud sizing will be available.

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