Capacity Plan Template (MS Word)

You can use this Capacity Plan template to capture the IT resources required to support the functionality and performance requirements of your IT systems when operating at full capacity.

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The Capacity Plan helps gauge the most cost effective way of provisioning resources and services by aligning them to your organization’s demands. Click here to download this 40 page MS Word template instantly.

Use this Capacity Plan template to:

  • Ensure that system components perform as efficiently as possible
  • Describe system capacity requirements for systems and applications
  • Ensure that infrastructure components can perform required functions
  • Identify and reduce inefficiencies associated with under-utilized resources
  • Provide a technical reference for team members
  • Provide satisfactory service levels in a cost-efficient manner

Capacity Plan Template: Blue Theme

Capacity Plan template – project details and table of contents

Capacity Plan template – introduction, purpose, scope, system identification, assumptions

Capacity Plan template – Production environment servers

   Network capacity chapter 

Capacity Plan template – Usage Scenarios chapter

Capacity Plan Template: Red Theme

Capacity Plan Template - MS Word

Capacity Plan Template - Approval Sheet

Capacity Plan – Approval Sheet

Capacity Plan Template - MS Word

Capacity Plan – Methods Used and Assumptions

Capacity Plan Template - MS Word

Capacity Plan – Production Environment Servers

Capacity Plan Template - MS Word

Capacity Plan – Desktop Client Machines

Capacity Plan Template: Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Purpose

1.2 Background

1.3 Scope

1.4 System Identification

1.5 Methods Used

1.6 Assumptions

1.7 Constraints

1.8 Risks

1.9 Issues

1.10 Business Scenarios

1.11 Objectives & Rationale

1.12 Points of Contact

2 Approach to Capacity Management

3 Analysis of Capacity

3.1 Service Capacity Summary

3.2 Resource Capacity Summary

4 Business Volume Requirements

5 Production Environment Servers

5.1 Server Capacity Requirements

5.2 Processing Capacity Requirements

5.3 Memory Requirements

5.4 Disk Capacity Requirements

6 Desktop Client Machines

6.1 Specifications

6.2 Processing Requirements

7 Network Capacity

7.1 Bandwidth Requirements

8 Findings Summary

9 User Profile

10 Usage Scenarios

10.1 Scenario 1

10.2 Scenario 2

11 Load Matrix

12 Estimated Growth

12.1 Network Traffic Impact

13 System Reserves

14 Component Capacity

15 Monitoring and Metrics

15.1 System Monitoring

15.2 Component #1 Monitoring

15.3 Component #2 Monitoring

16 Intervention Thresholds

17 Intervention Plan

18 Compliance Planning

19 Cost Management

20 Recommendations

21 Appendix A: References

22 Appendix B: Acronyms, Abbreviations & Definitions

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