A usage profile is a group of VMs that use resources. A usage profile considers these primary resource consumption metrics:
Click Capacity Planning > Capacity Planner to access and define a usage profile.
SolarWinds does not recommend creating usage profiles with more than 500 VMs because they can negatively impact performance during capacity planning calculations.
The query is executed real time for all capacity planning operations. The calculations only happen after the query is executed. This means that the details of the average CPU, memory and usage utilization are not displayed in the Edit screen of the usage profile.
If you use a cluster, all VMs in that cluster are considered as members of the usage profile, and they are considered when calculating resource utilization.
To get different views of the capacity plan, click the links: