Several factors can contribute to the calculation of cost for physical machines.

The daily cost of a machine is based on the cost of the memory and CPU resources that it consumes, and the blueprint cost.

Table 1. Daily Cost Drivers

Cost Driver

Calculated Cost

Memory

Memory (GB) on the physical machine multiplied by the daily memory cost per gigabyte specified in the cost profile associated with the machine

CPUs

Number of CPUs on the physical machine multiplied by the daily CPU cost specified in the cost profile associated with the machine

Blueprint cost

The value for daily cost specified in the machine blueprint is added to the total cost of the machine.

This value can represent a markup for using the machine in addition to the resources consumed by the machine.

Storage cost specified in a cost profile is not taken into account for physical machines. If you assign a cost profile that includes a value for storage cost to a physical machine, it is ignored. You can account for the cost of using storage in the daily cost specified in the blueprint for the physical machine.

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 is provisioned.