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Home > Success Center > Virtualization Manager (VMAN) > VMAN 8.0 Administrator Guide > Manage VMs with recommendations > Apply a recommendation

Apply a recommendation

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Updated: 10-19-2016

After getting an overview of the recommendations, apply a recommendation to let Virtualization Manager carry out the recommended actions.

  • Active and predicted recommendations provided by Virtualization Manager can match each other. You can receive both an active and a predicted recommendation for the same issue. This is by design, and it indicates that the issue exists now, and is predicted to still exist in the future.
  • In some cases, Virtualization Manager provides recommendations that consist of multiple steps, and involve multiple prerequisite recommendations. This is by design. Virtualization Manager considers the long-term performance and resource utilization of the environment, and provides recommendations that can solve issues for the long term. For example, to achieve optimal resource utilization, it might be recommended to migrate multiple VMs and make other changes.
  • Applying or scheduling a recommendation affects the whole virtual environment. This means that applying or scheduling a recommendation can invalidate other recommendations, but the invalid recommendations will still be displayed until the recommendations are recalculated, and scheduled recommendations will still be displayed as scheduled.

Apply a recommendation

  1. On the All Recommendations page, select a recommendation you want to apply.
  2. Click the risk description or recommendation description.
  3. Check the explanation for more details about why a certain action is recommended.

    The number of dependencies and prerequisites will be reduced in the final product version. You will also be able to run the dependent recommendations separately or ignore them separately.

  4. Check the statistics for an overview of resource utilization over time.

    For predictive recommendations, the statistics also contain information about the predicted resource utilization in the future.

  5. Check the details of the steps how the action will be executed. If the VM does not support live changes, applying a recommended action should involve shutting the VM down, and then starting it again. Select Power off the VM to turn the VM off while the recommended action is executed and have it turned on again when the action is finished.

  6. Select to run the recommendation immediately, or schedule the action for outside of business hours.

  7. Click Apply this recommendation.

Viewing recommendation results

After applying a recommendation, you can view the status from the Running or Scheduled tab according to the recommendation execution as directly applied or scheduled.

The results of the recommended actions are logged in the Last 10 Audit events resource in the Orion Summary Home.

You can also view all performed recommendations on the History tab of the All Recommendations page.

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15:33, 14 Mar 2017