You can view, add, edit, or delete the cost of each server group, based on their configuration and the purchase date of a batch server running in your cloud environment. You can also specify the server cost for individual servers in a server group. After you update the server hardware cost, cost drivers update the total monthly cost and average monthly cost for each server group.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration and in the left pane click Configuration > Cost Settings.
  2. In the Cost Drivers tab, click Server Hardware : Traditional.
    Note: You can customize the default value of cost per server and specify exclusive values for other servers in the list.

    For example, if you have a system that has eight servers you can modify the default reference value from $1000 to $800 for eight servers. You can also select two servers from the list and customize their value as $600. So, any new server that is added to the system will have the default value as $800.

  3. Click any server from the list of Server Group Description.
    The cost drivers groups all server hardware from all data centers in your inventory based on their hardware configuration.
    Category Description
    Server Group Description Displays the name of the server in your inventory.
    Number of Servers Displays the total number of servers of any particular hardware configuration in your inventory.
    Monthly Cost Displays the average monthly cost for server. This value is calculated as a weighted average of prices of purchased and leased batches.
  4. After selecting a server group, you can manually enter the required fields.
    1. Enter the Purchase Type and Cost Per Server.
      Note: You can use the + ADD COST PER SERVER option to create multiple server batches and set the cost for a specific server in a server group.
    2. Click Save.