Cost profiles do not apply to cloud machines. The only factor in calculating cost for cloud machines is the blueprint cost; this figure should reflect all cloud service charges.

Blueprints with more than one instance type or flavors allow provisioning of instances with different costs from the same blueprint. When there is more than one instance type or flavor available, ensure that the daily blueprint cost reflects charges for the most expensive instance.

Lease cost is calculated as daily cost multiplied by the total number of days in the lease period (if applicable).

Cost-to-date is calculated as daily cost multiplied by the number of days a machine has been provisioned.

Machine cost is displayed at various stages of the request and provisioning life cycle and is updated according to the current information in the request or on the provisioned item.

Table 1. Cost Displayed During the Request and Provisioning Life Cycle

Life Cycle Stage

Value Displayed for Cost

Viewing the catalog item details prior to request

Daily cost based on the blueprint cost and projected lease cost based on the lease duration specified in the blueprint. The lease cost may vary if the blueprint specifies a range for the lease duration.

Completing the request form, viewing details of a submitted request, or approving a request

Daily cost based on the blueprint cost and projected lease cost based on the lease duration specified in the request.

Viewing the details of a provisioned machine

Daily cost based on the blueprint cost, lease cost based on the lease duration, and cost-to-date based on the number of days since the machine was provisioned.