Properties can be set to inform the Compute Software platform of your workload characteristics, performance objectives, and other considerations (full list of Properties in the table below). Properties ensure that your action items are finely tuned and actionable.

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View Properties

You can view Properties that have been set for your resource in the detailed overlay in the Resources section.

Creating Views

Setting a Property

You can set a Property by tag, account, region, VPC, resource kind, resource ID, or any manner in which an individual resource or a group of resources can be identified. Once a Property is set, it is applied to the resource(s) identified. Below are the Properties that can be set.

Properties and Defaults

The defaults below are used when you first onboard onto the Compute Software Platform. You may change the values to finely tune your action items.

Category Property Definition Value Default
Performance Cost Performance Criticality How important the performance of your workload is to your business. Highly Critical = $100 per 10-minute window

Critical = $1 per 10-minute window

Less Critical = $0.01 per 10-minute window
Less Critical
Workload Characteristic Minimum CPU The minimum number of CPUs required to run your workload. Number of CPUs (e.g., 4, 8) None
Workload Characteristic Minimum GPU The minimum number of GPUs required to run your workload. Number of GPUs (e.g., 2,4) None
Workload Characteristic Minimum Memory The minimum amount of Memory required to run your workload. Amount of Memory in GiB (e.g., 128, 256) None
Workload Characteristic Minimum IOPS The minimum amount of IOPS required to run your workload. Amount of IOPS (e.g., 500) None
Workload Characteristic Minimum Throughput The minimum amount of Throughput required to run your workload. Amount of Throughput (e.g., 4,000 MiB/s) None
Workload Characteristic Minimum Network Bandwidth The minimum amount of Network Bandwidth required to run your workload. Amount of Network Bandwidth in Gpbs (e.g., 10, 12, 25) None
Workload Characteristic Instance Types or Families Specific instance types or families that your workload can or cannot run on. Instance type or family (e.g., c5, g4ad) None
Workload Characteristic No ARM-Based No ARM-based processor recommendations if your workload is not already running on an ARM-based processor. Yes or No None
Workload Characteristic Changeable Virtualization Your workload may be running on a virtualization type (e.g., paravirtual) and cannot switch to another virtualization type (e.g, HVM). Yes or No No
Data Criteria Minimum Resource Age The minimum amount of time after a resource has been created before it can be analyzed. Number of days Volumes = 1 day

Database instances = 1 day

Not applicable to instances
Data Criteria Minimum Consecutive Metric Duration The minimum duration of consecutive metrics before it can be analyzed. Number of days 0 days
Data Criteria Maximum Observation Period The maximum amount of data for Compute Software to use to create recommendations. Number of days Instances = 14 days

Volumes = 30 days

Database Instances = 30 days
Data Criteria Idle Resource A resource that appears to be unused. No Ops or Connections Volumes = No Read or Write Ops

DB Instances = No DB Connections
Engineering Cost Resolution Cost The engineering time and effort, translated into cost, of resolving a task. Dollars Rightsizing instances = $50

Terminating Idle Volumes = $8

Terminating Unattached Volumes = $4

Terminating Idle DB Instances = $13
Resource Mode Resource Mode Determines how the Compute Software Platform should treat a resource. Analyze Analyze = include in metrics and analysis for action items

Disable Analysis = include in metrics, except for % Optimal, and exclude from analysis for action items

Exclude = exclude from metrics and analysis