capacity management metrics

Aside from "free space", what other metrics do you monitor as part of your capacity monitoring and management policies, and on what types of device, i.e. servers... and what else?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We use Capacity Management Profiling for all our services.

So things which can impact service, which are namely CPU, Memory, Disk Storage, and Network utilization, all these are looked at an investigated and red flagged if the service is suffering with performance, e.g. capacity issues.

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pma111Author Commented:
I suppose software licensing is also a capacity management metric that should be considered.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Security and Governance - this is where we put Licensing.

Depends on the product if you have user based license for a product, and it stops the service from working.
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