The allocation model determines how much compute, memory, and storage resources are allocated to object types. You define the allocation values by modifying the policy which is applied to the objects. The allocation values, also known as overcommit ratios, affect performance and cost.

The allocation model works alongside the demand model. Unlike the demand model which always affects the capacity calculations, the allocation model can be turned on or off in the policy setting. You can control the ratio by which vRealize Operations Manager overcommits either the CPU, memory, or disk space. By specifying the allocation values in the policy, you can choose whether you want to overcommit your resources or not. Overcommitting helps you measure utilization of resources in a pay-as-you-go model. When you do not overcommit, the utilization of your cluster will never exceed 100%. If your resource utilization is over the allocation ratio that you set, Capacity Remaining becomes zero.

To modify a policy and configure overcommit ratios, see Policy Allocation Model Element in vRealize Operations Manager Configuration Guide. .