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Configure an Amazon resource optimization rule

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Configure an Amazon resource optimization rule

Resource optimization rules track metrics for cloud resources, for example, Volume IOPS, CPU usage, network I/O.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, aws_admin, azure_admin, vmware_operator

About this task

Note: You cannot create new rules, but you can deactivate (unselect the Active check box) an existing rule to stop tracking metrics for a particular resource.


  1. Navigate to Amazon AWS Cloud > Administration > Resource Optimization Rules.
  2. Select a rule.
  3. Update the rule as needed and then click Update.
    Table 1. Resource Optimization Rules form, common fields for all rules:
    Field Description
    Name Name of the rule.
    Over a period of days Number of days that the rule will run.
    Active If selected, the rule is active.
    Workflow The workflow that is associated with the rule.
    Table 2. Unique fields for the EBS rule
    Field Description
    Volume IOPS < Threshold value that is triggered once the volume IOPS is below this number.
    Include unattached volumes If selected, unattached volumes will be included.
    Table 3. Unique fields for the EC2 rule
    Field Description
    CPU Usage (%) < Threshold for percentage of CPU usage.
    and Network IO (MB) < Threshold for size of the Network IO.
    For number of days Number of days to use for the rule
    Table 4. Unique fields for the ELB rule
    Field Description
    Number of attached healthy instances Threshold for the number of attached healthy instances.
    No instance attached If selected, a report will be generated for the ELB - Unattached category.
    Number of requests Threshold for the number of requests.