By default, you enter the Overview tab, which provides a
snapshot and summary data table.
What you see is the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your
existing network infrastructure based on the HealthCheck for Azure assessment.
By default, you start in the hardware mapping (“lift-and-shift”) pricing model.
You must then select the desired workload to see the right-sizing.
The TCO is separated by physical vs. virtual instance data.
Note that you can download the summary data to an Excel (.xlsx) file by
clicking Download Excel.
The summary table provides a deep dive on your network
resources, instance by instance, breaks out the cost for each, and then
provides an estimate of comparative costs once migrated and right-sized on the
On the left navigation bar you can change key parameters
like pricing plan and infrastructure group to see quickly the effect on overall
cost. You can modify the infrastructure groups to explore what-if scenarios.
The assessment data table presents four tabs: Summary,
Compute, Storage, and Network. Under each tab, by clicking on the asset names,
you can open a performance data page that allows you to view, in detail,
performance data for the selected asset.
When viewing the performance data table, you can click on
the node name for a graphical view of that VM’s performance.
Important: We recommend that, in addition to working through the network assets in the UI, you also download the raw data to Excel using the link. The UI does not show all of the data collected so as not to overwhelm the UI.
The drop-down in the upper left allows you to select performance categories (CPU, Disk IOPS, etc.). To return to the summary page, click the link Back to All Infrastructure (not the browser's Back button).
You can drill down into the data by day, hour, or minute so you can investigate isolated peaks. Furthermore, you can export the data both as raw data (in CSV format), or export the graph as an image (.jpg), Visio (.vsdx), or other graphical formats.
Each performance category's graph displays multiple graph lines. Most important are the Observed and Predicted lines:
On the dashboard page, click the Reports tab to
download the assessment reports. Reports reflect the type of infrastructure
installed, whether virtual, physical, or both.
You can view a sample report here, or you can export reports from your assessment. In addition to the assessment summary, the assessment provides detailed reports on your installed virtual and/or physical infrastructure.
On the upper right corner of the page, notice two buttons: Designer and Migration Planner. The Migration Planner is an important and extremely useful migration planning tool. It provides a graphical representation of your network infrastructure, and allows you to select applications and services either individually or in groups so you can visualize your server dependencies. You can export the map images as SVG files, which you can then open and view separately.
There are several important elements of the graphical representation of your infrastructure: