Default Policy Settings

The Default Right Sizing Policy and Default Idle Resources Policy are automatically assigned to all entities in a data source when an organization is created in Optimize. The default policies contain predefined parameter settings that impact the output of your reports. You can retain these initial settings or modify them. However, these default policies cannot be deleted.

Default policies are configured with the following predefined settings.

Default Idle Resource Policy


Default Idle Resource Constraints

  • AWS Resources

    Entity Type

    Report on idle after

    If monthly cost is greater than

    Unattached EBS

    1 day

    0 USD

    EBS on Stopped EC2

    7 days

    10 USD

    Unattached ELB

    1 day

    0 USD

    Unattached Elastic IP

    1 day

    0 USD

  • Azure Resources

    Entity Type

    Report on idle after

    If monthly cost is greater than

    Azure disk on stopped VM

    22 days

    0 USD

Default Right Sizing Policy


Default Right Sizing General Policy Parameters

  • Scope of Analysis

    • Data Source

      All sources of data from all CSPs

    • Entity Filter

      None selected

  • Change Requests

    • Target system: None selected

Default Basic Right Sizing Constraints

Recommendation Aggressiveness

  • Propose only savings greater than 5%


  • Resize based on historical utilization

    Target CPU Utilization=: 95%

  • Data Aggregation Method: Maximum


  • Resize based on historical utilization

    Default memory utilization when diagnostic monitoring not enabled: 60%

    Target Memory Utilization: 95%

  • Data Aggregation Method: Maximum

Default Instance Type Constraints

  • No constraints, select from all available instance types

    No instance types are selected to include or exclude by default

Default Other Resource Constraints

Disk I/O

  • No constrainst

    Peak IOPS cannot decrease

    Minimum peak IOPS: 0

    Azure-specific: Require Premium SSD Support

AWS Network

  • No constraints

    Network performance cannot decrease

    Minimum peak network performance (Gbps): 0

AWS Tenancy

  • No constraints

AWS Term Type

  • No Constraints

    Reservation Offering Class: Any

    Reservation Contract Length: Any

    Reservation Purchase Option: Any

    MS SQL Server: Any

AWS Graviton CPU

  • No Constraints

Related Topics

Right Sizing Policy Parameters

Idle Resources Policy Parameters