SDDC costing is out-of-the box with VMware Aria Operations. There is no integration required with vRealize Business for Cloud. What to read next Cost Overview VMware Aria Operations now supports costing for private clouds, public clouds, and VMware Cloud Infrastructure. You can track expenses for a single virtual machine (VM), and how these expenses attribute to the overall cost associated with your private cloud accounts and VMware Cloud Infrastructure accounts. Cost AnalysisYou can run cost, price, and VMware Cloud Bills analysis for your custom objects and groups. You can compare cost and price metrics across various custom groups. You can run an analysis and then view a list of the top and bottom 5, 10, and 20 objects based on selected metrics. Additionally you can also compare the metrics of cost, price, and VMware Cloud bills across objects. Cost Settings for Financial Accounting ModelYou can configure Server Hardware cost driver and resource utilization parameters to calculate the accurate cost and improve the efficiency of your environment. Overview of Cost DriversCost Drivers are the aspect that contributes to the expense of your business operations. Cost drivers provide a link between a pool of costs. To provide a granular cost visibility and to track your expenses of virtual machines accurately in a private cloud, VMware Aria Operations has identified eight key cost drivers. You can see the total projected expense on your private cloud accounts for the current month and the trend of cost over time. Cloud Providers OverviewBy default, you can see that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud on AWS, Azure VMware Solution, Google Cloud VMware Engine VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution are included in VMware Aria Operations. You can also add your own cloud provider by using a standard VMware Aria Operations template. Billing Enhancements for Horizon Management Pack and Virtual HostsThe cost calculation of VMware Aria Operations has been enhanced to include the end point objects of Horizon Management Pack and virtual hosts. Earlier, the cost calculation was based on the metrics collected for each end point object. Editing Cost DriversYou can manually edit monthly cost of all the eight expense types from the current month onwards. Cluster Cost Overview VMware Aria Operations calculates the base rates of CPU and memory so that they can be used for the virtual machine cost computation. Base rates are determined for each cluster, which are homogeneous provisioning groups. As a result, base rates might change across clusters, but are the same within a cluster. Publish Daily Cost Metrics for Virtual MachinesIn VMware Aria Operations, you can now publish daily cost metrics for all virtual machines. The daily cost metric of a virtual machine is the sum of daily cost of CPU, memory, storage, and additional cost associated with the virtual machine. Daily cost metrics provide granular details of the costs associated with the virtual machine. Publish Tag Based Cost as Individual MetricsYou can publish tag-based additional cost as individual metrics using VMware Aria Operations.To publish tag-based additional costs as individual metrics, you must first activate the Tag based Costing Metrics at the Global Settings level. If you activate the tag-based costing metrics at a VM level, then each of the tag-based cost is considered as an independent instance metric on the virtual machine. Pricing OverviewYou can create pricing cards in VMware Aria Operations to calculate the price associated with your virtual infrastructure. You can assign pricing cards to vCenters or Clusters, depending on the pricing strategy determined by VMware Aria Operations administrator. The pricing cards help you to set the price for each resource present in your virtual environment. Add New Pricing CardYou can add and assign new pricing card to vCenter and Clusters in VMware Aria Operations. The pricing card can be cost-based or rate-based, you can customize the cost-based pricing card and rate-based pricing card as per your requirement. After configuring the pricing card, you can assign it to one more vCenter or Clusters based on your pricing strategy. Cost Calculation Status OverviewYou can check the ongoing status of manually triggered cost calculation process. Costing EnhancementsIn VMware Aria Operations, a new global property Cluster Utilization Ceiling Factor is introduced. Using Cluster Utilization Ceiling Factor, you can specify the ceiling value and calculate the base rate for a cluster.