You can add a custom profile for an object type to determine how many instances of a specific object can fit in your environment. In the Custom Profiles workspace, you create a custom profile for an object and define its capacity configuration.

Where You Create or Edit a Custom Profile

To create a custom profile, select Content > Custom Profiles in the left pane. To create a custom profile, click the plus sign. To edit the selected profile, click the pencil. To use an existing profile as a template, click Clone Selected Profile.

Table 1. Custom Profiles Configuration Options

Option

Description

Profile Name

Descriptive name of the custom profile.

Profile Description

Meaningful description for the custom profile. Provide specific information that other users must know about this profile.

Object Type

Basic object for the profile, such as a virtual machine.

Enable this profile for all Policies

Used to override all other policy settings. To display the list of available policies, and select individual policies from the list, deselect this option.

Advanced

Displays the policy and blacklist menu items.

  • Enable for Policy. Lists the policies enabled for use with the custom profile. You can remove policies from the list, and select only the policies to use with the custom profile.

  • Hide Profile from. Displays objects for which the custom profile does not apply. To add more than one object type from which to hide the custom profile, click Add Blacklist Object Type, and select the object type from the list.

Metrics

Capacity requirements for the object instance, based on the metrics you specify. You can use an existing object or profile to populate the capacity metrics.

Filter (Model)

Filters the capacity metrics by allocation or demand to determine the capacity available or required by the object. For example, you can view only the CPU and memory allocation, or their demand, or both. The default model is allocation.