Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Model for Operations Manager 2007 Release Notes
Read these release notes thoroughly before installing the Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Model for Operations Manager 2007 and using the product.
The following are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for System Center Capacity Planner:
Intel Pentium or compatible 1 GHz or faster processor
512 MB of RAM
30 MB of available disk space on the drive on which you install System Center Capacity Planner
XGA graphics adapter and monitor
Only 16-bit color or higher is supported. Only 96 DPI is supported.
Supported Operating Systems
System Center Capacity Planner is supported on the following operating systems:
- The Windows Vista Ultimate operating system
- The Windows Vista Enterprise operating system
- The Windows Vista Business operating system
- The Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition operating system with Service Pack 2
- The Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Editions operating system with Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Editions
- Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Editions
- The Windows XP Professional operating system with Service Pack 2
- The Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system with Service Pack 2
All localized versions of the operating systems listed are supported except right-to-left language versions.
System Center Capacity Planner requires the following software:
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 version.
You can download Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=56407).
- Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.6 or later.
This is a requirement for the .NET Framework Data Provider for OLE DB used by Capacity Planner. You can download MDAC from the MSDN Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=67849).
No Upgrade from Previous System Center Capacity Planner Versions
You cannot upgrade to System Center Capacity Planner 2007 from any previous version of System Center Capacity Planner. You must remove a previous version and reinstall the latest version. However, any custom hardware that you have defined in the Model Editor is preserved.
To uninstall a previous version of System Center Capacity Planner and reinstall
If your computer runs an operating system other than Windows Vista, uninstall System Center Capacity Planner by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
If your computer runs Windows Vista, uninstall System Center Capacity Planner by using Programs and Features in Control Panel.
If you have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (Beta or RC) installed on a computer with an operating system other than Windows Vista, remove it by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
If you have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (Beta or RC) installed on a computer running Windows Vista, remove it by using Programs and Features in Control Panel.
Install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
Install System Center Capacity Planner by running Setup.exe.
Technical Support for System Center Capacity Planner 2007
Free support for Capacity Planner 2007 is available on the Capacity Planner TechNet Forum (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102145). Your feedback is important and can help improve System Center Capacity Planner.
Location of Operations Manager Model Files
By default, the Operations Manager model files used by Capacity Planner are installed to the following folders:
- For 32-bit Windows Vista: <InstallationDrive>:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Capacity Planner\ModelLibrary v1.0\Imported Models
- For 64-bit Windows Vista: <InstallationDrive>:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Microsoft Capacity Planner\ModelLibrary v1.0\Imported Models
- For 32-bit Windows XP: <InstallationDrive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Capacity Planner\ModelLibrary v1.0\Imported Models
If you want to remove an imported model, you can manually delete files in the folder.
Consolidation of the ACS Collector and the Gateway Server is Not Supported by Capacity Planner
Although Operations Manager 2007 supports agents reporting to an ACS collector co-located on a Gateway server, Capacity Planner does not model this scenario. However, Capacity Planner does support the simulation of agents in remote sites reporting to an ACS collector in a central site.
Warning When Consolidating the Reporting Server and Management Server Roles on the Same Server
When you deploy the reporting server and management server roles on the same server, Capacity Planner generates a warning during simulation, which states that collocating the roles is not a best practice. Collocating the roles on a single server is a valid configuration when there are 500 or fewer agents.
Maximum Number of Agents per Gateway
Capacity Planner limits 800 agents per gateway, which is valid when you use Capacity Planner to plan deployments of Operations Manager 2007 SP1. However, when using Capacity Planner to plan deployments of Operations Manager 2007 without Service Pack 1, you should not deploy more than 400 agents per gateway.
Running a Simulation from the Model Summary Page Does Not Show Errors
When you click Run Simulation from the Model Editor Summary page, any errors that occur during simulation are not shown until you switch to the Global Topology or Site Topology view.
WORKAROUND: If this problem affects you, click Run simulation from the Global Topology page or Site Topology page in the Model Editor.
Installation Error Might Occur When Installing on Windows Vista
The following error might appear when you install Capacity Planner on a computer running Windows Vista:
The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with the package. The error code is 2738.
WORKAROUND: If you experience this problem, perform the following procedure.
To register Vbscript.dll
Open a Command Prompt window with administrative privileges.
Type regsvr32 vbscript.dll
Close the Command Prompt window.
Run Setup again.
Used Storage Space and Disk Size: Definitions of Gigabyte
In simulation results pages, Used (GB) shows the amount of used storage space in gigabytes where 1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes, which is the standard used by Windows operating systems. However, % Used shows the percentage of disk space used where 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, which is the standard used by disk vendors for describing the capacity of the hardware. The difference between Used (GB) and & Used is 7.3 percent.
Because of this difference in GB definition, it is possible for values under % Used to show 100 percent usage, but Used (GB) might not correspond to the full size of the storage device. In the Hardware Editor, all storage device capacities are shown where 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
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