You can set the workload automation options for your policy, so that vRealize Operations Manager can optimize the workload in your environment per your definition.

How the Workload Automation Workspace Works

You click the lock icon to unlock and configure the workload automation options specific for your policy. When you click the lock icon to lock the option, your policy inherits the parent policy settings.

Where You Set the Policy Workload Automation

To set the workload automation for your policy, in the menu, click Administration, and then in the left pane click Policies. Click the Policy Library tab, and click the Add New Policy icon to add a policy or click the Edit Selected Policy icon to edit a policy. In the Add or Edit Monitoring policy workspace, on the left click Workload Automation.

Table 1. Workload Automation in the Add or Edit Monitoring Policy Workspace

Option

Description

Workload Optimization

Select a goal for workload optimization.

Select Balance when workload performance is your first goal. This approach proactively moves workloads so that the resource utilization is balanced, leading to maximum headroom for all resources.

Select Moderate when you want to minimize the workload contention.

Select Consolidate to proactively minimize the number of clusters used by workloads. You might be able to repurpose resources that are freed up. This approach is good for cost optimization, while making sure that performance goals are met. This approach might reduce licensing and power costs.

Cluster Headroom

Headroom establishes a required capacity buffer, for example, 20 percent. It provides you with an extra level of control and ensures that you have extra space for growth inside the cluster when required. Defining a large headroom setting limits the systems opportunities for optimization.

Advanced Settings

Click Advanced Settings to select what type of virtual machines vRealize Operations Manager moves first to address workload. You can set Storage vMotion on or off. The default is ON.