Capacity Planner ["Capacity Planner"]["Release Notes"]

Capacity Planner Release Notes 110

Overview

Released: June 2021

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:

  • AWS Reserved Instances (RI) Optimisation
    Capacity Planner can now analyse instance use over the baseline period and suggest the optimum RI purchase for a 3 year up-front commitment. It analyses existing RI purchases to determine how far from the optimum maximum savings potential they are.

  • Reporting improvements
    Reports have been updated to allow you to pre-filter a report using a baseline view. For example, if you have a view focussed on a particular application and subset of workloads., you can select that view when configuring the report which will limit the report coverage to only those entities visible in the view.

  • Periodicity report
    A new report that analyses cloud instance utilisation and determines those times where individual machines can be determined to be reliably inactive or idle, and the costs of running those machines during those idle times.

New features and enhancements

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Release description
ICP-1381 Capacity Planner now quantifies idle time of machines and identifies those machines that could be more actively managed to operate only when they are required, instead of having long periods of inactivity.
ICP-2279 Recommendations now include the optimisation of Reserved Instances.
ICP-2614

Two new entries are available for the skyline in the timeburst view: Sum and Mean. When these are selected, either the sum or mean of all values currently visible in the heatmap are shown on the skyline. For example, selecting Mean when in the CPU configuration view plots the skyline chart of mean CPU % value across all visible instances on the heatmap.

ICP-2553 A new AWS EC2 Instance Periodicity report is now available. This report analyses a subset of instances as defined by the user, and using configurable CPU thresholds, identifies those machines that present reliably predictable periodic idle times. For example, machines that are always inactive out of working hours or over the weekend.
ICP-2706

All new cloud projects are now pre-configured with a standard set of views based on readily available tags and standard dynamic groupings.
AWS environments have the following views:

  • Currently Running Instances: centre zone/state:running/instance type

  • All Instances State and Activity: centre zone/state/activity

  • Regions and Instances: centre zone/region/instance type

  • All Accounts: centre zone/account/instance type

Azure environments have the following views:

  • Currently Running VMs: centre zone/state:running /vmsize

  • Subscriptions and Resource Groups: centre zone/subscription id/resource group

  • Locations and Machines centre: zone/location/vmsize

  • All Machines State and Activity: centre zone/state/activity

  • VM Scale SetsL centre zone/scalesetname: (unknown deselected)

ICP-2746 It is now possible to open a headroom metric summary directly from the recommendations detail metric box plot chart.
   

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Other releases

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Capacity Planner Release Notes 111 Released: September 2021
Capacity Planner Release Notes 110 Released: June 2021
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Capacity Planner Release Notes 100 Released: May 2019