Lifecycle and Policy Management

Lifecycle & Policy Management

vCommander's robust policy engine automates VM lifecycle management, ensuring that VMs are decommissioned within set time limits. Flexible notification and expiry extension options ensure that users are well informed and able to keep VMs active for as long as they are needed, without introducing sprawl. Multiple enforcement options allow multi-stage decommissioning using any combination of quarantine, power state management, and the ability to remove services from inventory before finally deleting them after a cooling off period you define.

Expiry and decommissioning

Managing Service Expiry

Managing the Service Lifecycle with the Expiry Policy

Deleting a Deployed Service

See also the Knowledge Base article Automating Self-Service Decommissioning.


Assigning Ownership to Services

Assigning Service Ownership with the Default Ownership Policy

Default attributes

Assigning Groups to Services with the Default Attributes Policy


Using Custom Attributes to Add Infrastructure Metadata

Managing Service Compliance

Integrating an SNMP Server with vCommander

Lineage and snapshots

Managing VM Snapshots

Quarantining VMs

Policy management

Managing Policies

Subscribing to Policy Alerts

General lifecycle management

Scanning a Guest Operating System

Configuring VM Power Schedules

Configuring and Applying Power Schedule Recommendations

Comparing VMs

Renaming Infrastructure Elements

Managing End-of-Life VMs

Managing Unapproved VMs

Managing Suspect VMs

report Reports

Reclamation Report

Service Fulfillment Report

Unlinked Files Report