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Foglight Resource Optimizer 5.8 - User Guide (for Hyper-V Environments)

Waste tab

Figure 7. Waste tab

The Waste tab allows you to configure the settings for determining resources wasted in your environment. These include powered-off VMs, checkpoints, and potential zombie VMs:

Determine as waste if area: A resource is considered wasted if one of the following settings is met:
VM has not been used for more than [x] Days. Defines when a powered-off VM is wasting resources in your environment by not being used.
Checkpoint has not been accessed for more than [x] Days. Defines when a checkpoint is wasting resources in your environment by not being accessed.
Determine as a potential zombie if area: A VM is considered a zombie VM if the following five settings are met:
Time period used for average calculation is [x] Days. Defines when a resource is considered a zombie VM, by looking at the period used for average calculations.
Average Resource Utilization—Deviation. Defines when a resource is considered a zombie VM, by looking at the CPU, memory, disk throughput, and network utilization values.

To save any changes made to the Waste settings, click Save at the bottom of the tab.

Excluded tab

The Excluded tab allows you to remove a VM from the list of excluded objects.

For information about how to add a VM to the list of excluded objects, see Excluding objects.

Figure 8. Excluded tab

The Excluded tab includes the following information:

To remove VMs from the list of Excluded objects, select the check boxes for these VMs and click Remove.

To save any changes made to the Excluded settings, click Save at the bottom of the tab.

The Excluded tab can also be accesses by clicking Show Excluded Items on the Reclaiming Savings bar. For more information, see Viewing excluded objects.

Constraints tab

The Constraints tab allows you to set custom thresholds for select objects in the environment. These recommendations are displayed in the Optimizer tab > VM Configuration/ CPU/ Memory/ Storage views > Modify Recommendation column. Use this tab to add, edit, and remove constraints groups.

Figure 9. Constraints tab

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In the Settings Dialog, click Constraints > Add a New Constraint Group.
The Create a New Constraint Group dialog box appears.
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In the Constraint Group Name field, type in name of the new group.
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In the List of Related Object area, define the objects that are related to this constraint group. Click Add Services or Add Virtual Machines, and select the objects from the available lists.
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In the Constraints area, select the options or type the values you want to assign to this group.
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Click Save.
The settings are saved and the Settings Dialog closes.
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In the Settings Dialog, click the Constraints tab.
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Click the Edit icon at the right end of the constraint group you want to modify.
The Edit a Constraint Group dialog box appears.
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Click Save.
The settings are saved and the Settings Dialog closes.
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In the Settings Dialog, click the Constraints tab.
A Confirm deletion dialog box appears.
The settings are saved and the Settings Dialog closes.

Scheduled Actions

Recommendations for improvements in resource utilization can be implemented automatically, or scheduled for implementation at a particular time in the future (for example, within a maintenance window).

Use the Scheduled Actions menu to access the list of operations scheduled to be run at a particular time in the future.

The Scheduled Actions dialog shows the list of operations scheduled to be run at a particular time in the future, and allows you to edit or remove any scheduled actions. To view only the actions specific to Foglight Resource Optimizer, select the “show only Optimizer actions” checkbox. When the checkbox is not selected, the dialog shows all actions scheduled for your virtual environment.

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In the Scheduled Actions dialog, click the Edit icon at the right end of the action you want to modify.
The Edit Scheduled Action dialog box appears.
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Click Apply.
The settings are saved and the Scheduled Actions dialog box closes.
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In the Scheduled Actions dialog, select the check box for the action you want to delete, and click Remove.
The settings are saved and the Scheduled Actions dialog box closes.
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