The procedures in this topic provide three methods of using the Hardware Editor to add a hardware device to the hardware library. After it is added, the device configuration can be applied to a computer configuration.

Note
Some software components modeled by Capacity Planner require 64-bit processors.

Capacity Planner device configurations are definitions of CPUs, single disks, and disk arrays. Specifically, Capacity Planner models devices as follows:

For a list of other tasks you can perform with the Capacity Planner Hardware Editor, see Capacity Planner Hardware Editor.

To add a CPU hardware device in the Hardware Editor

  1. Navigate to the Device configurations page.

  2. In the view list, click CPU, and then click New Device.

  3. In the Properties of device <DeviceName> action dialog, enter all required information about the CPU.

To add a disk hardware device in the Hardware Editor

  1. Navigate to the Device configurations page.

  2. In the view list, click Single Disk, and then click New Device.

  3. In the Properties of device <DeviceName> action dialog, enter all required information about the disk.

To add a disk array in the Hardware Editor

  1. Navigate to the Device configurations page.

  2. In the view list, click Disk Array, and then click New Device.

  3. In the Properties of device <DeviceName> action dialog, click the disk configuration that you want to add, and then click Add Disk to create a disk group.

  4. Specify other values for the disk group including Stripe Unit Size (KB) and RAID Level.

  5. If you need to modify the number of disks in the group being added, click the value in Disk Count, and then type the number of disks in the group.

  6. Repeat steps 3–5 until all disk groups have been added to the disk array configuration.

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