Settings Page

Rightsizing Card

The Rightsizing card allows you to define rightsizing thresholds in Cost Optimizer. 

The following table explains the fields in the Rightsizing card of the Settings tab.

FieldDescription

Recommendation Validity

Duration, in days, a recommendation is valid or visible in Cost Optimizer.

Min Cost Savings

Minimum savings offered by recommended downsize alternatives. Instances that do not meet this criterion are not recommended.

Resize Settings

Max Recommendations

Desired number of alternate recommendations.

Min Running Days

Duration, in days, an instance must be run for rightsizing analysis and recommendations.

Min Threshold

Downsizing recommendation. If a CPU utilization is below the threshold specified in this field, small instances are recommended.

Max Threshold

Upsizing recommendation. If a CPU utilization crosses the threshold specified in this field, large instances are recommended.

Proportional Resizing

Resizes the memory in proportion to CPU usage.

Show Expensive Recommendations

Enables upsizing recommendation. Toggling this option provides recommendations for overutilized instances (see Rightsizing > Recommendations > Overutilized Tab) even though the recommendation does not result in saving costs.

Termination Settings

Termination Threshold

Termination recommendation. If the utilization is lesser than the threshold specified in this field, it is recommended that the instance be stopped or terminated.

Unused Days

Duration, in days, an instance must be in an unused state to be recommended to stop or terminate the instance.

Suspension Candidates Card

The Suspension Candidates card allows you to define suspension thresholds in Cost Optimizer.


The following table explains the fields in the Suspension Candidates card.

FieldDescription

Recommendation Validity

Duration, in days, a recommendation is valid or visible in Cost Optimizer.

Min. Cost Savings

Minimum savings offered by suspending a resource. Resources that do not meet this criterion are not recommended.

Min. Running Duration

Duration, in days, an instance should be running. If the instance is running below the threshold specified in this field, it is recommended that the instance is suspended.

RI Opportunities Card

Use the RI Opportunities card to enable or disable reserved instances recommendations.

Historical Collection Card

The Historical Collection card allows you to specify in the Number of Days field the duration, in days, for which data (metrics, costs, etc.) must be collected.

The default is 45 days. To change the value, click Edit and enter a value between 0 and 60 days in the Number of Days field.

Fiscal Year Card

Use the Fiscal Year card to define a financial year and quarters in the financial year for budget allocation. 


An Optimizer Admin only can define a fiscal year. See Access and Roles.

Perform the following steps to add a fiscal year:

  1. Click Add Year. The Fiscal Year dialog appears.


  2. Select an appropriate value in the Start Date and End Date for the fiscal year and accept the quarter breakdown. 

  3. Click Done.

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