vRealize Business is an IT financial management tool that provides transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services, enabling alignment with the business and acceleration of IT transformation. This scenario explains how to set up a cost model.

This scenario gives detailed information on the procedures for a single-region deployment. You can also use these procedures for Region A of a dual-region deployment. If you want to use the procedures for Region B in a dual-region deployment, you have to use different IP address and machine names and might have to make some other changes.


You select one strategy, per-blueprint pricing or per-reservation pricing. If you later want to change strategy, you reset the cost model. Decide on the strategy before setting up the cost model.


  1. Prepare for the deployment. See Preparing for Scenario Implementation