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Designer: Base OLA Design Values

Cloudamize recommendations for AWS include a number of additional designs built with AWS’s capabilities and typical usage in mind, labeled OLA 2 through 10. This article intends to list the basic settings for each of these designs to aid in understanding them.

The full set of settings can be downloaded as a spreadsheet attached to this page.

Designer_ Base OLA Design Values (1).xlsx

OLA 2 - Workload, On-Demand

This design uses AWS's on-demand price plan, License Mobility through SA, and attempts to Optimize Cost and Reduce the Number of Cores where ever possible.

Pricing Plan Settings

Setting

Compute Tuning Settings

Setting

Storage Tuning Settings

Setting

Network Tuning Settings

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

TRUE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

On-Demand

Instance Type

#####

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

#####

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

TRUE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 3 - Workload, 1 Year RI (AUP)

This design uses the Reserved Full-Upfront 1-Year AWS price plan, License Mobility through SA, and attempts to Optimize Cost and Reduce the Number of Cores where possible.

Pricing Plan Settings

Setting

Compute Tuning Settings

Setting

Storage Tuning Settings

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

TRUE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

Reserved Full Upfront 1-year

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

TRUE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 4 - Workload, 1 Year RI (NUP)

This design uses the Reserved No-Upfront 1-Year AWS price plan, License Mobility through SA, and attempts to Optimize Cost and Reduce the Number of Cores where possible.

Pricing Plan Settings

Setting

Compute Tuning Settings

Setting

Storage Tuning Settings

Setting

Network Tuning Settings

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

TRUE

Analyze Type

3nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

Reserved No Upfront 1-year

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

FALSE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 5 - Workload, 3 Year RI (AUP)

This design uses the Reserved All-Upfront 3-Year AWS price plan, License Mobility through SA, and attempts to Optimize Cost and Reduce the Number of Cores where possible.

Pricing Plan Setting

Setting

Compute Tuning Setting

Setting

Storage Tuning Setting

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

FALSE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

Reserved Full Upfront 3-year

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

FALSE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 6 - Workload, RI 3 Year (NUP)

This design uses the Reserved No-Upfront 3-Year AWS price plan, License Mobility through SA, and attempts to Optimize Cost and Reduce the Number of Cores where possible.

Pricing Plan Setting

Setting

Compute Tuning Setting

Setting

Storage Tuning Setting

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

TRUE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

Reserved No Upfront 3-year

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

FALSE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 7 - Workload, Dedicated Hosts

This design uses the Dedicated Hosts for Windows and SQL AWS price plan, BYOL Licenses, and no license or core optimizations.

Pricing Plan Setting

Setting

Compute Tuning Setting

Setting

Storage Tuning Setting

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Dedicated Hosts for Windows and SQL

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

TRUE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

FALSE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

None

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

Reserved No Upfront 3-year

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

TRUE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 8 - RDS Workload, 1 Year RI (NUP)

This design uses AWS Relational Database Services with the Reserved No-Upfront 1-Year price plan, no license transferal or optimization, and no core optimization.

Pricing Plan Setting

Setting

Compute Tuning Setting

Setting

Storage Tuning Setting

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility through SA (For MSSQL)

FALSE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

None

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

Reserved No Upfront 1-year

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

TRUE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

TRUE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 9 - Workload, On-Demand, Graviton

This design is similar to the OLA 2 design, but adds support for AWS Graviton (ARM Processor, Linux compatible) instances.

Pricing Plan Setting

Setting

Compute Tuning Setting

Setting

Storage Tuning Setting

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility

TRUE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

On-Demand

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

TRUE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

OLA 10 - Workload, On-Demand with SQL Licensing

This design is similar to OLA 2, without license mobility or BYOL, and with several added instance types.

Pricing Plan Setting

Setting

Compute Tuning Setting

Setting

Storage Tuning Setting

Setting

Network Tuning Setting

Setting

Tenancy

Shared

CPU and Instance Family

TRUE

Storage Capacity Scaling

100%

Network Load Factor

10%

Licenses: BYOL

FALSE

Target Peak CPU Threshold

80%

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Analyze Type

3rd Standard Deviation

Licenses: License Mobility

FALSE

Analyze Type

2nd Standard Deviation

Max RAID Disk Numbers:

 

License Optimization

Optimize Cost and Reduce Number of Cores

Instance Family Grid

[See Grid]

EBS

Unlimited

Pricing Plan

On-Demand

Instance Type

FALSE

GP3

10

Region

[Set on Assessment Launch]

Workload Based Tuning: RDS

FALSE

GP2

10

Discount %

0%

Workload Based Tuning: SAP

TRUE

ST1

0

Observed On-Time?

TRUE

SC1

0

On-time Hours Per Week

FALSE

IO1

Unlimited

Credit Based Storage:

 

Does GP2 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does SC1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

Does ST1 Consider Bucketless?

FALSE

For further details on AWS price plans and features, please review AWS's own documentation or get in touch with them directly.

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