You can view, add, edit, or delete the cost of Hyper converged Infrastructure (HCI) component in your server group. You can specify the cost per server and compute percentage exclusively for the HCI servers. After you update the server hardware cost, cost drivers update the total monthly cost and average monthly cost for each server group.


  1. Click Administration and in the left pane click Configuration > Cost Settings.
  2. In the Cost Drivers tab, click Server Hardware : Hyper-Converged.
  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 servers falling under vSAN clusters and vXrail servers 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.
    Note: You can edit the Compute Pct column to adjust the storage rate of the vSAN datastores. You can use the same percentage to determine the cost.
  4. After selecting a server group, you can manually enter the required fields.
    1. Enter Purchase Type, Cost Per Server, and Compute Percentage.
      Note: You can use the + ADD COST PER SERVER option to create multiple server batches and to customize the cost per server.
    2. Click Save.