Turbonomic Glossary

Turbonomic Global Glossary

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A Chart is an element of a graphical user interface that displays information or provides a specific way for a user to interact with the operating system or an application. 

Turbonomic displays information about your environment in various charts. You can edit and resize existing charts, as well as change the display order of them in dashboards. You can also add new charts to scoped views and dashboards.

Turbonomic organizes charts in the widget gallery under information categories: Actions and Impact, Status and Details, Cloud, and On-Prem. Format options -- such as table, bar chart, or ring chart -- vary in each of the four categories.

See also Widget



 A computer cluster is a group of two or more computers, or hosts, that are connected in a network and run in parallel to complete individual tasks. Turbonomic discovers clusters in your environment, and represents them in the Supply Chain. You can use clusters to specify scope for your Turbonomic session, for plans, for policies, and for charts.

In Turbonomic, you can configure placement policies that merge clusters. Turbonomic can use a Merge placement policy to move workloads across cluster boundaries. This creates a Supercluster.


See Buyer


A Container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all its dependencies so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computer environment to another (Docker website). The benefits include quick delivery and feedback and lower release risk. 

Turbonomic discovers Containers through Kube-Turbo targets that run in your Kubernetes cluster (see also Container Pod, Container Spec, Workload Controller, and Namespace).

Controller (Kubernetes)

In Kubernetes, controllers are control loops that watch the state of your cluster, then make or request changes where needed. Each controller tries to move the current cluster state closer to the desired state. (Kubernetes Documentation: https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/architecture/controller/)


In Turbonomic on-prem environments, CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the measure of processing capacity on a host. CPU is typically expressed on the host as the number of cores, with a given processing speed. Turbonomic measures allocated CPU capacity and utilized CPU in hertz of processing power (GHz or MHz).