To provide the background management of your deployments, you set up policies. Each Service Broker policy is a set of rules or parameters that are applied to deployments, freeing the cloud administrator for other tasks.

Any policies that you create in Service Broker are applied to the deployments in Service Broker and in Cloud Assembly.

Getting started with policies

To begin creating policies, select Content and Polices > Policies > Definitions. Any policy that you add is applied to current deployments and any new deployments.

Service Broker includes the following policy types.

  • Lease

    You use lease policies to control how long deployments are available to users. For example, you create a policy where all deployments are destroyed after 30 days unless the user extends the lease.

  • Day 2 actions

    You use day 2 actions policies to control what changes users can make to deployments. For example, you create a policy that allows users to power off and power on their deployments.

To get you started, use the full use cases that are provided. The use cases guide you through the process of creating more than one policy. The use case provides contextual explanations of the choices and the desired behavior.

The use cases are followed by more in-depth information about how multiple policies are processed.