Operational Policies

Note:Click the link in the Policy Name column to access the corresponding policy template.

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Policy Name

Description

AWS Cloud Credentials Rotation 

Updates the IAM user keys used to connect Flexera One’s Cloud Cost Optimization to an AWS account.

AWS Instance Scheduled Events 

Reports on any AWS scheduled event that will impact instance availability.

AWS Long Running Instances 

Checks for running instances that have been running longer than the “Days Old” parameter.

AWS RDS Backup Settings 

Checks for RDS Instances that have unapproved backup settings.

AWS Subnet Name Tag Sync 

Ensures a Subnet name in Flexera One’s Cloud Cost Optimization reflects the value of the Subnet name tag in AWS.

AWS VPC Name Tag Sync 

Ensures a Network name in Flexera One’s Cloud Cost Optimization reflects the value of the Network name tag in AWS.

AWS Usage Report - Number of Instance Hours Used 

Understanding the details of your cloud consumption is an important part of cloud financial management - whether you are looking to take advantage of committed use discounts or working closely with the cloud vendors to ensure capacity is available for your future needs. This Flexera One usage report will help you establish the number of compute hours by Instance/VM Type and Region to support you in achieving these outcomes.

Applying these policies requires you to select the relevant AWS region for the analysis, or this can be left blank to analyze your organization as a whole.

Note:This functionality is currently only available for AWS, however an Azure equivalent is in progress.

AWS Usage Report - Number of Instance vCPUs Used 

Understanding the details of your cloud consumption is an important part of cloud financial management whether you are looking to take advantage of committed use discounts or working closely with the cloud vendors to ensure capacity is available for your future needs. This Flexera One usage report will help you establish the number of compute vCPUs by Instance/VM Type and Region to support you in achieving these outcomes.

Applying these policies requires you to select the relevant AWS region for the analysis, or this can be left blank to analyze your organization as a whole.

Note:This functionality is currently only available for AWS, however an Azure equivalent is in progress.

Application Migration Recommendations 

Analyzes Flexera One’s Cloud Migration and Modernization data and generates recommendations for migrating application stacks to the most cost effective for each cloud providers and regions.

Azure Migrate Integration 

Collects the resources from a Flexera One Cloud Migration and Modernization assessment and seeds Azure Migrate with the discovered servers.

Azure Sync Tags with Cloud Cost Optimization 

Identifies all Azure Tag Keys and add them as custom dimensions in Flexera One’s Cloud Cost Optimization.

Azure VMs Not Using Managed Disks 

Reports any VMs that are not using managed disks in Azure.

AzureAD Group Sync 

Synchronizes AzureAD Groups to Flexera IAM Groups.

NetFlow Top Talkers 

Analyzes Flexera One’s Cloud Migration and Modernization data and leverages these traffic patterns to identify the top communication routes from each application stack to external dependencies.

No Recent Snapshots 

Checks for snaphots between now and a certain number of days.

Schedule IT Asset Management Report 

Schedules a Flexera One IT Asset Management report (Custom view) and send it as a email to one or more recipients.

Stranded Servers 

Reports and remediates any servers that are stranded in booting.

VMWare Instance Tag Sync 

Adds tags to vmware instances from Flexera One’s Cloud Cost Optimization.