1.3. Scheduling Policies
Figure 1.6. Evenly Distributed Scheduling Policy
Figure 1.7. Power Saving Scheduling Policy
1.3.1. Creating a Scheduling Policy
Procedure 1.3. Creating a Scheduling Policy
- Click the Configure window.button in the header bar of the Administration Portal to open the
- Click Scheduling Policies to view the scheduling policies tab.
- Click New Scheduling Policy window.to open the
Figure 1.8. The New Scheduling Policy Window
- Enter a Name and Description for the scheduling policy.
- Configure filter modules:
- In the Filter Modules section, drag and drop the preferred filter modules to apply to the scheduling policy from the Disabled Filters section into the Enabled Filters section.
- Specific filter modules can also be set as the First, to be given highest priority, or Last, to be given lowest priority, for basic optimization.To set the priority, right-click any filter module, hover the cursor over Position and select First or Last.
- Configure weight modules:
- In the Weights Modules section, drag and drop the preferred weights modules to apply to the scheduling policy from the Disabled Weights section into the Enabled Weights & Factors section.
- Use theand buttons to the left of the enabled weight modules to increase or decrease the weight of those modules.
- Specify a load balancing policy:
- From the drop-down menu in the Load Balancer section, select the load balancing policy to apply to the scheduling policy.
- From the drop-down menu in the Properties section, select a load balancing property to apply to the scheduling policy and use the text field to the right of that property to specify a value.
- Use theand buttons to add or remove additional properties.
1.3.2. Explanation of Settings in the New Scheduling Policy and Edit Scheduling Policy Window
Table 1.5. New Scheduling Policy and Edit Scheduling Policy Settings
The name of the scheduling policy. This is the name used to refer to the scheduling policy in the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.
A description of the scheduling policy. This field is recommended but not mandatory.
A set of filters for controlling the hosts on which a virtual machine in a cluster can run. Enabling a filter will filter out hosts that do not meet the conditions specified by that filter, as outlined below:
A set of weightings for controlling the relative priority of factors considered when determining the hosts in a cluster on which a virtual machine can run.
This drop-down menu allows you to select a load balancing module to apply. Load balancing modules determine the logic used to migrate virtual machines from hosts experiencing high usage to hosts experiencing lower usage.
This drop-down menu allows you to add or remove properties for load balancing modules, and is only available when you have selected a load balancing module for the scheduling policy. No properties are defined by default, and the properties that are available are specific to the load balancing module that is selected. Use theand buttons to add or remove additional properties to or from the load balancing module.