System Center Capacity Planner 2007 enables you to create a capacity model that simulates application and hardware infrastructure. This version of Capacity Planner includes models for Microsoft Exchange Server. Other application models may also be available in the future. You can then build and customize the capacity model to plan your deployment of the application.
To help you build and customize your capacity model, the following Help sections provide step-by-step procedures for using Capacity Planner:
Planner Model Wizard You can use the Capacity
Planner Model Wizard to define your application and hardware
infrastructure as a capacity model.
Planner Model Editor You can use the Capacity
Planner Model Editor to refine and validate your capacity
Planner Simulation You can use the Capacity
Planner Model Wizard or Model Editor to simulate the performance of
your application and hardware infrastructure in your capacity
Planner Hardware Editor You can use the
Capacity Planner Hardware Editor to define computers and hardware
devices needed for your capacity model. You can also use the
Hardware Editor modify hardware configurations that are used in the
capacity model to update the Model Editor.
Other Capacity Planner Documentation
The System Center Capacity Planner 2007 User's Guide describes the features and capabilities of Capacity Planner, provides an overview of the capacity planning process, and provides end-to-end Capacity Planner usage scenarios.
The User's Guide also describes the Exchange Server 2007 application model in Capacity Planner. For information about the support for and limitations of application models, see the Capacity Planner Application Models topic in the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 User's Guide.