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  1. Go to Virtual datacenters
  2. Go to Virtual Appliances → Virtual machines. Create and configure your VMs. See Manage Virtual Machines
    1. Remember to enable metrics. See VM monitoring and metrics
  3. Go to Virtual appliance → Monitoring and check that the platform is retrieving metrics. You may have to wait a few minutes
  4. Go to Alarms. Create alarms for built-in metrics, scaling group metrics, and custom metrics as required

    1. To create alarms, go to an Alarms tab in either the Virtual datacenters view (see Manage cloud alarms) or the Infrastructure view (see Infrastructure Alarms).

    2. Select an entity, a metric, and a metric statistic and enter a threshold, then save the alarm

  5. Create alerts to notify users. See Manage Alerts.  

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    • You can also use these alerts to trigger scaling, see Cloud bursting. 
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  1. In your Virtual datacenters, create and configure networks 
    1. To optionally use VPNs between VDCs (see Connect virtual networks with VPNaaS), use networks with different addresses, e.g. the default network and a custom network set as the default, see Manage Networks
  2. Create and configure your VMs. See Manage Virtual Machines
    1. Remember to enable metrics. See VM monitoring and metrics.
  3. Define scaling groups for VMs. The base VM can be deployed or undeployed. See Manage Scaling Groups

  4. Deploy VMs
  5. Go to Virtual appliance → Monitoring and check that the platform is retrieving metrics. You may have to wait a few minutes
  6. Create alarms for built-in metrics, scaling group metrics, or custom metrics. See Custom Metrics Resources.  To work with auto-scaling, we recommend that you create alarms for both the high threshold, when you will require more resources, and the low threshold, when these resources can be retired

    1. To create alarms, go to the Alarms tab in either the Virtual datacenters view (see Manage cloud alarms) or the Infrastructure view (see Infrastructure Alarms).

    2. Select an entity, a metric, and a metric statistic and enter a threshold, then save the alarm

  7. Create alerts to notify users and to trigger scaling. See Manage Alerts.
  8. Create action plans for cloud bursting and other automation. See Manage Action Plans. For example, use scaling actions to add more VMs for your application or to retire VMs that are no longer needed. Save the action plan, and then add .
  9. Add an alert to trigger the action plan or create a schedule to run it.

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