01. Quickly set up Turbonomic

With the IBM® Turbonomic® platform, you can get started in just a few minutes. Our intuitive user interface provides a seamless onboarding experience, allowing users to set up their environment and start taking actions to reduce costs while improving application performance.

Once you’re up and running, Turbonomic software maps out your environment from application to infrastructure. Turbonomic software is agentless, leveraging simple API calls to pull existing data from the tools and technology you’re already using to understand your environment.

To do so, you’ll head to settings within our platform and select Target Configuration from the options below.

Once here, you’ll want to select New Target in the top right-hand corner.

Now you can begin targeting all of your tools and technologies based on their category. Whether you’re leveraging the cloud, cloud native technology, or APM tools, our software integrates with it all.

After selecting the category you’d like to begin with, you can choose the specific tool you’re utilizing from the list provided.

From here it’s as easy as logging in.

After targeting all of your tools and technologies, IBM Turbonomic maps out your environment—applications to infrastructure—and begins providing actions that improve performance and reduce costs.

The Turbonomic platform analyzes every layer of the application stack to understand the relationships and dependencies across your entire environment, from your mission-critical applications down to your physical hardware.

Once the analysis is complete, our software generates actions related to sizing, placement, and capacity to optimize your environment and bring it to its optimal state. In the Turbonomic platform interface, green indicates that there are no risks or pending actions that need to be taken. Yellow indicates that there are efficiency optimization decisions to make due to overprovisioning. Finally, red indicates that there are performance issues affecting your environment, and scaling up for more resources is necessary.

Chapter 2

Decisions, not alerts