You can set the workload automation options for your policy, so that vRealize Operations can optimize the workload in your environment as 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, from the left menu click Configure > Policies, and then click Add to add a policy or select the required policy. In the right pane, click Edit Policy to edit a policy. In the Create or Edit policies workspace, click Workload Automation.

Table 1. Workload Automation in the Create or Edit Policies 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.
Note: vSphere HA overhead is already included in useable capacity and this setting does not impact the HA overhead.
Advanced Settings Click Advanced Settings to select what type of virtual machines vRealize Operations moves first to address workload. You can set Storage vMotion on or off. The default is ON.