You can use an Capacity Plan document to capture the IT resources required to support the functionality and performance requirements of your IT systems when operating at full capacity. The Capacity Plan helps gauge the most cost effective way of provisioning resources and services by aligning them to your organization’s demands.

Use this Capacity Plan to:

  • Ensure that system components perform as efficiently as possible
  • Describe system capacity requirements for systems and applications
  • Ensure that infrastructure components can perform required functions
  • Identify and reduce inefficiencies associated with under-utilized resources
  • Provide a technical reference for team members
  • Provide satisfactory service levels in a cost-efficient manner

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Purpose
1.2 Background
1.3 Scope
1.4 System Identification
1.5 Methods Used
1.6 Assumptions
1.7 Constraints
1.8 Risks
1.9 Issues
1.10 Business Scenarios
1.11 Objectives & Rationale
1.12 Points of Contact
2 Approach to Capacity Management
3 Analysis of Capacity
3.1 Service Capacity Summary
3.2 Resource Capacity Summary
4 Business Volume Requirements
5 Production Environment Servers
5.1 Server Capacity Requirements
5.2 Processing Capacity Requirements
5.3 Memory Requirements
5.4 Disk Capacity Requirements
6 Desktop Client Machines
6.1 Specifications
6.2 Processing Requirements
7 Network Capacity
7.1 Bandwidth Requirements
8 Findings Summary
9 User Profile
10 Usage Scenarios
10.1 Scenario 1
10.2 Scenario 2
11 Load Matrix
12 Estimated Growth
12.1 Network Traffic Impact
13 System Reserves
14 Component Capacity
15 Monitoring and Metrics
15.1 System Monitoring
15.2 Component #1 Monitoring
15.3 Component #2 Monitoring
16 Intervention Thresholds
17 Intervention Plan
18 Compliance Planning
19 Cost Management
20 Recommendations
21 Appendix A: References
22 Appendix B: Acronyms, Abbreviations & Definitions

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