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How to Install and use zPlanner

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Summary

Zerto Planner can help the customers get an estimate of the resources needed for replication.

Steps

How to install:
  1. Download the latest install binaries from MyZerto.
  2. Install the binaries into the vCenter environment.
  3. Configure Zerto - There is no need to install VRA’s, only the ZVM.
  4. For licencing please contact your account team for a trial licence.
  5. Allow the ZVM to run and collect statistics and data 
Process:
  1. Once Zerto is reporting to analytics, wait for desired period of time – the longer you leave the ZVM  the more accurate the data will become.
  2. Log into a Zerto Analytics using your normal account.
  3. Navigate to Planner tab.
  4. Select “VM Selection” button.
  5. Select source site from dropdown list.
  6. Select which VM’s the customer requires for Zerto planning.
  7. Choose target platform from dropdown list.
  8. Click save to see results
Outcomes:
  1. Bandwidth – average bandwidth requirements to replicate.
  2. Total Journal Size – Total size of journal files for 24hr period.
  3. Recovery Disk Size – Total size of recovery disks to be stored.
  4. ZCA* - The number of ZCA recommended for the customer for public cloud environments