Unused Resource Decommissioning

When network resources such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are unused, they can continue to incur cost. Automatically identify any unassociated IP addresses and take automated or approval-driven action to decommission them and eliminate waste.

This section walks you through how to:

Configure the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy
Define the Scope of the Unused Resources to Include
Define the Unused Resource Decommissioning Actions to Take
Configure the General Unused Resource Decommissioning General Policy Options
Customize the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy
Review Actions Taken by the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy
Notify Users on How to Use the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy

Configure the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy

To configure the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy:

1. From the Policies screen, select the appropriate policy and click Apply.
2. Select the options to configure the policy.

Define the Scope of the Unused Resources to Include

To define the scope of the Unused Resources to include:

Determine which resources to evaluate for the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy.

To define scope using Select Accounts: Specify the list of accounts to evaluate. For example, you may wish to limit the deletion of resources to non-production accounts or to any subset of accounts.
To define scope using Whitelisting: Limit the scope within the selected accounts by specifying Internet Provider (IP) addresses to exclude. For example, if your production and non-production resources are mixed in your cloud accounts, you can leverage this whitelisting functionality to prevent the deletion of specific IP addresses.

Define the Unused Resource Decommissioning Actions to Take

To define the Unused Resource Decommissioning actions to take:

Configure users to be notified: Specify the list of recipients who should receive notifications of Internet Provider (IP) address deletion. Add as many recipients as you like to the Email addresses of the recipients you wish to notify field. They do not need to be registered as Optima users.

Configure the General Unused Resource Decommissioning General Policy Options

To configure the general Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy options:

Set the following standard policy configuration options when the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy is applied.

Frequency for policy to run: Specify the frequency the policy will perform the checks, such as weekly, daily, hourly, or every 15 minutes.
Fully automated vs approval required: Specify at the time it is applied whether the policy will take action after user approval versus automatically without user intervention. For details, see the Skip Action Approvals documentation.

Customize the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy

To customize the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy:

Policy designers can customize the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy definition as they choose, such as to act on additional network resources.

Review Actions Taken by the Unused Resource Decommissioning Policy

These actions may occur with approval or fully automated depending on whether the policy manager has selected the Skip approval option.

Any Internet Provider (IP) address that meets the conditions specified will be Deleted.