Using the MAP to Plan Azure Migration – Part 3: Collect Performance Data

If you’re planning on migrating an on-premise workload into Microsoft Azure, but haven’t yet worked with Azure, you may want to know how much to expect your monthly bill will be.

Thankfully, there are several tools at your disposal in estimating costs, and assessing which systems are ready for Azure.

This series we will look at the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. In another series, we will look at the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator tool.

 

How-To Collect Performance Data

With our initial environment inventory complete, we need to collect performance data from the environment.

On the main screen of the Microsoft Assessment and Performance (MAP) Toolkit, navigate to Cloud in the left-hand menu.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Cloud

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Cloud

From the Cloud workspace, in the Step to Complete section click on the ‘Collect performance data’ link. This will initiate the Performance Metrics Wizard.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Collect Performance

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Collect Performance

On the Collection Configuration screen, you can select the type of systems to collect data from. You will also need to specify the end date and time for the performance metric collection. Once this has been specified, click Next.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - Collection Configuration

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – Collection Configuration

On the Choose Computers screen, you can choose to select computers from a list, or provide a list via a text file; then click Next.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - Choose Computers

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – Choose Computers

On the Computers List screen, if you selected ‘Choose the computers from a list on the next step of the wizard’ on the previous screen, you will see a list of systems in your environment. It will also show the OS, Class, Workloads, etc. Make your selections then click Next.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - Computer List

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – Computer List

On the All Computers Credentials screen, you need to provide account credentials that will have sufficient rights to collect performance data from the systems previously selected; then click Next.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - All Computers Credentials

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – All Computers Credentials

On the Credentials Order screen, if you’ve supplied multiple credentials, you can specify the order that they will be tried; then click Next.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - Credentials Order

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – Credentials Order

On the Summary screen, review the actions that will be performed, then click Finish.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - Summary

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – Summary

Once the performance metrics collection is complete, click Close.

MAP Toolkit - How To Performance - Performance Metrics Wizard - Complete

MAP Toolkit – How To Performance – Performance Metrics Wizard – Complete

Now that we have all of the data collected, let’s check out the assessment results; in Part 4: Azure VM Readiness/Capacity Assessment Results.

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