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Capacity Planner Release Notes 112

Overview

Released: February 2022

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

Highlights

These are the highlights of this release:

  • RDS recommendations
    Capacity Planner now provides compute recommendations for Amazon RDS machines. These recommendations consider CPU and memory utilisation and, based on your chosen statistical measures and model, will recommend an appropriate configuration. RDS configuration options are available to restrict recommendations to ensure only specific engines, processors, network, and storage performance constraints are considered.
    These recommendations are displayed in the Recommend panel, in a new RDS Recommendations tab. AWS EC2 compute recommendations are now displayed in the EC2 Recommendations tab.
    For more information, see Recommendations documentation.

  • RDS metrics
    Amazon provides a comprehensive view of RDS specific metrics for each instance as part of the service. Capacity Planner records these metrics and provides the statistical analysis and trending that is expected. Each of these metrics is available either from the right-click Headroom window or within the Metrics Explorer.
    When Metrics Explorer is opened for a group of RDS machines, a subset of the RDS specific metrics is shown by default. This list can be changed by using the settings icon on the right hand side of the interface.

  • Cloud Service grouping
    You can now easily differentiate between instances or machines that make use of various cloud services using the new Cloud Service grouping. It can be used in the sunburst, timeburst, and reporting to identify EC2 or RDS machines.
    As support is added for further services across providers, this will expand to cover those services as well.

  • Enhanced Savings Plans recommendations
    Savings Plans recommendations now take into consideration existing Reservation purchases before providing an optimised hourly rate across all accounts for AWS compute Savings Plans.

  • Enhanced recommendation engine
    Changes have been made to the recommendation engine to provide increased flexibility, configurability, and improved performance.

  • AWS EC2 Cost Coverage over Time report
    This report provides a comprehensive combined view of your EC2 running costs and an insight into how effective current saving mechanisms are. In an AWS environment there are up to four time series displayed:

    • Undiscounted costs

    • Total current costs

    • Savings Plans

    • Reserved Instances.

    For more information, see AWS EC2 cost coverage over time report documentation.

New features and enhancements

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Release description
ICP-1774 Recommendations are now provided for Amazon RDS instances using CPU and Memory to compute calculations. All available RDS metrics are displayed in the headroom dialog and in the Metrics Explorer.
ICP-3113 Reservations and Savings Plans are no longer considered separately. A new report is available showing the stacked impact of Reserved Instances and Savings Plans on AWS costs. Savings Plans recommendations now take existing Reserved Instances into consideration.
ICP-3132 It is now possible to set granularity directly in the timeburst.
ICP-3133 A new Cloud Service grouping was added to the existing groupings.
ICP-3200 Savings plans recommendations now take into consideration Reservation purchases before providing an optimised hourly rate across all accounts for AWS compute Savings Plans.
   

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Release description
ICP-2114

The issue with the recommendation calculations not getting updated in some cases when cloud right-sizing optimisation rules were changed has been fixed.

ICP-3410

Export metadata now correctly handles Entity Types.

ICP-3446

The sorting of recommendations based on savings is now numerical, both descending and ascending.

ICP-3487

Azure recommendations no longer ignore Azure Hybrid Benefit configuration. AzureHybridBenefit status is now preserved by default so when it is not used on the current machine, the recommendations do not suggest it.

ICP-3507

The AzureHybridBenefit postfix is now displayed for instances where it is in place.

   

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Capacity Planner Release Notes 112 Released: February 2022
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