Policy Manager – Bosun (Rules and management of cloud resources)

What it is

The Policy Manager GE provides the basic management of cloud resources based on rules, as well as management of the corresponding resources within the FIWARE Cloud Instance like actions based on physical monitoring or infrastructure, security monitoring of resources and services or whatever that could be defined by a facts, actions and rules. Policy Manager is an easy rule engine designed to be used in the OpenStack ecosystem and of course inside the FIWARE Cloud. IMPORTANT NOTE: This GE reference implementation product is only of interest to potential FIWARE instance providers and therefore has been used to build the basic FIWARE platform core infrastructure of the FIWARE Lab. If you are an application developer, you don't need to create a complete FIWARE instance locally in order to start building applications based on FIWARE. You may rely on instances of FIWARE GEris linked to the Data/Media Context Management chapter, the IoT Services Enablement chapter, the Advanced Web-based User Interface chapter or some GEris of the Applications/Services Ecosystem and Delivery Framework chapter (WireCloud) as well as the Security chapter (Access Control). Those instances are either global instances or instances you can create on the FIWARE Lab but can also be instance you can create by means of downloading, installing and configuring the corresponding software in your own premises.

The Policy Manager GE is an expert system that provides independent server in the OpenStack ecosystem which evaluates the current state of the knowledge-base, applied the pertinent rules and infers new knowledge into the knowledge-base. Currently, the actions are designed to scale up and down Virtual Machines according to facts received from them (memory, cpu, disk or whatever). There are more kind of usage for these rules and is the user who defines conditions and actions he wants for. It is the user when specify the rule and actions who specify which is the use that we want to give to this GE.

Why get it

Innovate through experimentation by choosing the best suited rule engine, rule definition and high architecture solution to manage high reception of facts in real time.

Rules management whose target is to hire rules defined by the cloud administrator and/or cloud user.

Populate rule engine with facts collected from the data context.

Facts management related to servers and/or hosts.

Rules evaluation on real time.


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