User Interface Reference

Turbonomic is the only solution that assures application performance for any workload running in any virtualized or cloud environment. Getting started with Turbonomic is very easy:

If you want to run an instance of the product in your environment:

  • Download the Turbonomic VM

  • Start the VM in your datacenter

  • Open the Turbonomic user interface in a Web browser

  • Specify targets that Turbonomic attaches to so it can discover, monitor, and control your datacenter inventory

If you want Turbonomic to host your instance:

  • Log into the OnBoarding page

  • Request a Turbonomic account

  • Open the Turbonomic user interface in a Web browser

  • Specify targets that Turbonomic attaches to so it can discover, monitor, and control your cloud accounts and subscriptions

After setting up, you can see the results of Turbonomic analysis — actions to perform that directly improve your datacenter state — within 15 to 30 minutes.

While it’s true that setup is straightforward, the Turbonomic platform is rich in its coverage. Analysis takes your full stack into account, and Turbonomic recommends actions before alarms go off and the situation becomes critical. The user interface for such a product is necessarily rich with high-level information as well as fine details. You can use this interface and drill down to specific details that clarify the actions Turbonomic recommends.

IBM also understands the need to define business rules in your environment. For example, you might need to ensure that certain applications have exclusive access to “golden” storage, while others can use less expensive resources. Or, you might want to ensure that certain workloads resize at scheduled times. Turbonomic automation supports this kind of business rule, as well as HA, affinity, pricing adjustments, discount purchase profiles, and many other rules that you expect to set up in a modern datacenter. The user interface includes tools to configure Turbonomic so that action recommendations respect the needs within your environment.

This reference material describes Turbonomic and its user interface. If you have any questions about what you see in the user interface, or how to use the tools that Turbonomic offers, we hope you will find this material useful.