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    Managing Capacity

    When you purchase time in Junosphere, you purchase virtual machine unit capacity (the number of virtual machine units times the number of units) for a bank. Capacity is tied to the type of stock-keeping unit (SKU) and the Junosphere product that you order. The capacity can be for a fixed number of VM units (regular pay-per-use capacity) or for a year of a number of VM units (annual plan capacity) As a bank administrator, you assign capacity from a bank to a sandbox.

    You can also purchase capacity to use Junosphere Connector for a number of days. The 50 and 100 VM unit annual plans include the unlimited use of a Junosphere Connector for a full year. Junosphere Connector enables the Junosphere virtual network to connect to a physical network.

    In the annual plan, overflow capacity is supplemental regular capacity that allows a customer to go beyond the daily limit of the annual plan for a fixed amount of time. For example, the 100 VM unit annual plan has 2000 VM units of overflow capacity. This allows you to run a topology of 200 VM units (100 VM units included in the Annual Plan and 100 VM units from the overflow capacity) for 20 days, 150 VM units for 40 days, 110 VM units for 200 days and so on. It is expended on the same pay-per-use basis as other regular Lab and Class (non-annual plan) capacity.

    Assigning Regular Capacity to a Sandbox

    To assign regular (non-annual plan) capacity to sandboxes:

    1. From the navigation tree, select Administration > Manage Capacity.
    2. In the Bank section, select the Regular tab (if not already selected) and click the check box next to the bank where your sandbox is located.

      Note: When you reserve capacity, it is decremented from the Available Capacity only one hour before the reservation, in case you want to cancel the reservation prior to that.

      Note: Virtual machine capacity expires one year after the date of purchase. Thirty (30) days before the expiration date, Junosphere sends an e-mail to the bank administrator with a reminder of the expiration date and with instructions and a link for reordering capacity.

    3. Click the Assign Capacity to Sandbox icon in the upper left corner.
    4. In the Assign Capacity to Sandbox dialog box, select a sandbox from the drop down menu.
    5. Enter the number of units to assign in the Quantity to assign field.
    6. Click Assign.

      The amount is decremented from the Quantity Available. This amount is now allocated to the chosen sandbox. The Regular tab in the Sandbox section shows the new allocation in the Assigned column.

    Removing Regular Capacity from a Sandbox

    To remove regular (non-annual plan) capacity from a sandbox:

    1. Select Administration > Manage Capacity from the navigation tree.
    2. In the Sandbox section, go to the Regular tab. In the Assigned column, click the field of the sandbox from which you want to remove capacity.
    3. You can use the down arrow that appears on the right side of the selected field to decrement capacity.

      Note: You will see a red flag appear in the top left corner of any field that you modify, indicating that a change was made. The flag disappears when you click the Save button.

    4. Click the Save button located at the bottom right corner of the table.

    The capacity is returned to the bank. Active capacity cannot be deleted from a sandbox. If specific capacity is in use in a future (pending) reservation, to delete this assigned capacity you must first go to the Manage Reservations window and cancel the reservation. See Managing Reservations for information on how to delete a reservation.

    Allocating Annual Plan Capacity

    To allocate annual plan capacity to a sandbox:

    1. Select Administration > Manage Capacity from the navigation tree.
    2. In the Sandbox section, navigate to the Annual tab.
    3. In the table, there are columns for Minimum and Maximum capacity. Click on the Minimum or Maximum capacity field of the sandbox for which you want to allocate capacity.
    4. Enter the minimum (guaranteed VM units) and maximum (allowed VM units) values for that sandbox by typing the number of VM units or by using the arrows that appear on the right side of the field.

      By default, all sandboxes are assigned a minimum of 0 and a maximum of total purchased annual plan capacity. This default setting does not set aside any annual plan VM units to any sandbox, but allows every sandbox to access the full available annual plan capacity.

      Note: You will see a red flag appear in the top left corner of any field that you modify, indicating that a change was made. The flag will disappear once you click the Save button.

    5. Click theSave button in the lower right corner of the table.

    Viewing Capacity in a Sandbox

    If you are in the Administration>Manage Banks/Sandboxes/Libraries window of Junosphere, you can quickly view the capacity of a sandbox without having to go to the Administration>Manage Capacity window.

    1. From the navigation tree, select Administration>Manage Banks/Sandboxes/Libraries.
    2. Select a sandbox from the table.
    3. Click the View Sandbox Capacity icon in the upper left corner of the Sandboxes section. A window appears with the sandbox capacity information.
     
     

    Published: 2013-08-15