The DFE provisioning sub-system is responsible for all instance management tasks. When an instance service request is received by the Console, it is dispatched to the provisioning system for resolution. The resolution may result in a success or failure depending on the request and the provisioner requested.
In the DFE world, a *provisioner* represents a contract to manage instances, in a virtual environment, in a specific manner. This is physically represented in code by classes that adhere to one or more pre-defined interfaces: