You can create an automation job based on the recommendation provided by vRealize Operations in the Reclaim or Rightsizing pages. You cannot create an automation job outside of the context provided by vRealize Operations here. Use Automation Central for that.


  1. Do one of the following:
    1. In the menu, click Home, and then in the left pane, click Optimize Capacity > Reclaim.
    2. In the menu, click Home, and then in the left pane, click Optimize Performance > Rightsizing.
  2. In the Reclaim or Rightsizing pages, do the following
    1. Click the data center that you want to optimize.
    2. In the table heading that displays, Select the types of VMs that you want to optimize.
    3. Click the name of a listed cluster to show its VM list.
    4. Select the checkbox next to the VM that you want to optimize.
  3. In the Create Schedule Job dialog box that opens, configure the following parameters:
    Property Description
    Job Name Provide a name for the job. This information is displayed in the calendar in the Automation Central page.
    Job Description Provide a description for the job.
    Start Date From the date picker, select a date when the automation job should start.
    Time of Day
    • From the time picker, select the start time for the job.
    • From the drop down, select the time zone when the time that you selected is valid for.
    Receive updates on Job via Email Select this checkbox if you have an email server configured, and you want to receive email notification about the status of the job. Notifications are sent two hours before the execution of the job.
    Notification Method If you selected the previous option, select the email outbound plugin from the drop down menu, and enter the email address to which the email must be sent.
  4. Click Create.


The automation job is created, and is available in the Automation Central page. From there, you can preview, edit, or delete the job.