A Policy Schedule is a setting which makes the policy active only at designated times. This sets a window of time when the policy takes effect.
When the policy is in effect, Turbonomic uses the policy settings in its analysis, and can recommend or automatically execute actions as they are generated. When the policy is not in effect, it is the same as not having the policy at all.
Do not confuse Policy Schedule with Action Execution Schedule. The Policy Schedule sets when the policy takes effect, and an Action Execution Schedule sets when Turbonomic can execute a given action. For example, you can set a policy that automatically resizes or starts VMs for the entire month of December, in anticipation of an increase in demand. Within this same policy, you can set the resize execution schedule to Monday, from midnight to 7:00 AM, when demand is expected to be minimal.