Turbonomic Global Glossary
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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.
Polling is an action taken to collect data. Turbonomic polls targets periodically to collect data on capacity, average utilization, and peak utilization.
Power is a measure of the energy that is consumed by a physical device.
is an indication of utilization or the value of a resource; high utilization increases the price. In on-prem
environments, price is based on congestion, and resource prices grow
asymptotically with percent utilization. In the Cloud, pricing is based on
actual dollar cost.
Turbonomic uses its Economic
Scheduling Engine to analyze the market and make these decisions. The effect
is an invisible hand that dynamically guides your IT infrastructure to the
optimal use of resources.