I have a had a couple of questions on when capacity calculations occur and if they can be changed.
vROps 6 is allot more flexible when it comes to capacity calculations. In vCOps 5.x when you made a policy change you had to wait 24 hours to see the results of that change.
For those who might be wondering when you make a policy change on a cluster it will automatically kick off a capacity calculation. It will then run it once every 24 hours for example make a policy change at 7pm it will then do a calculation at 7pm the following day.
This can be changed though modifying a file called
capacity.property located at
In this file there is a value
capacitycomputionperiod which by default is set to 1440 minutes (24 hours) change this value to say 60 minutes and we get a capacity calculation every hour, from the last policy change.
On a side note make sure to make this change on all the nodes in the vROps 6 cluster.