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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Categories General/Other
Created by Guest
Created on May 17, 2023

Allow staggering of high impact changes

  • App teams: "we cannot have these X number of vms down at the same time"

  • Infra engineers: "we cannot support manual policy creation for each execution schedule for each set of X VMs to reboot in the same CHG window"


We have many use cases for applications that need to be staggered when we perform maintenances that require reboots. It would be great if we could have a way to create groups for these apps and allow a configuration field that allows you to adjust several things

  1. Turn on/off staggered reboot

  2. Specify how many (and which, perhaps by regex or assigning order or something) VMs at maximum can be down at one time

  3. The minimum amount of time after previous VMs are up until it triggers the next set, until execution schedule is over.

Ex: Group of VM1-VM6, only 2 can be down at once, staggered an hour apart. GroupMembership=(VM[1-6]), MaxPerCycle=2, CycleTime=60 (min)

*Consistent scaling groups are a prime group to be targeted for staggered restarts
*Every VM in scoped group cannot be down at the same time, set limit for concurrent restarts/HA

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2023

    The client has a Cloud VM group with Consistent Resizing enabled. Requirement is to make it possible to configure the policy that some VMs will make changes at 9:00 AM and some at 5:00 PM. e.g. You have two VMs A and B in a group with a consistent resizing-enabled policy. We want to make the instance change on VM A on Monday at 9:00 AM and VM B at 5:00 PM.