Properties

Dashboard metrics and insights, action items, and optimization recommendations (i.e., tasks) are based on projections of provider costs, performance costs, and engineering costs. The optimizations are entirely customizable to ensure your business objectives, performance objectives, and engineering efforts are directly considered.

View Properties

You can view Properties that have been set for your resource under the Action Item overlay’s “Properties” tab.

Creating Views

Setting Up a Property

You can set up 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 up, it is applied to the optimization recommendations (i.e., tasks) for the resource(s) identified. Below are the Properties that can be applied.

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 recommendations.

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

Critical = $1

Less Critical = $0.01
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 Instances = 3 days

Volumes = 3 hours

Database instances = 12 hours
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 = generate action items and include in all metrics

Disable analysis = do not generate action items, and do not show in % optimal statistic

Exclude = exclude resource from analysis and metrics on the Compute Software Platform