vRealize Business for Cloud provides you a template in the DRL and XLS format to enter the configuration of your cloud provider in a specific format. Based on your preference, you can download the template file to enter your cloud provider pricing information for comparison in vRealize Business for Cloud. The XLS template file is simple and easy to update.


Verify that you have the required details of your cloud provider to update the XLS template.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Automation interface at https://vRealize_Automation_host_name/vcac/org/tenant_URL by using credentials of a tenant administrator.
  2. Click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Business Management.
  4. Click Manage Hybrid & Public Cloud Connections.
  5. Select Cloud Providers for Comparison, and click the add option icon.
  6. To download the XLS template, in the Add Cloud Provider dialog box, click on the Click to download the cloud provider comparison template link.
  7. Extract the downloaded ZIP file and open the ComparisonProviderTemplate XLS file.

    The XLS file contains three worksheets.

  8. Enter the required details on each worksheet for calculating price of the cloud provider.

    Worksheet Name



    Use this worksheet to specify the matching configuration details for each instance type.

    • Instance name

    • CPU speed

    • Number of processors or cores

    • RAM memory

    • Operating System - Windows or LINUX

    • Term plan

    • Region - North America, ASIA, South America or Europe

    • Total storage size

    • Network Area Storage (NAS) size

    • Storage Area Network (SAN) size


      Update the storage values in the instance worksheet Only when the storage is packaged with compute from a pricing standpoint.

    • Instance price per unit time.

    • Monthly operating system labor cost

    • Any additional price information or additional details for the instance


      The additional details are also displayed on the UI during comparison.


    Use this worksheet to specify storage configurations.

    • Storage type - NSA, SAN or total storage

    • Region - North America, ASIA, South America or Europe

    • Storage pricing values for each configuration, up to five levels


    Use this worksheet to specify the pricing range for availing discount and percentage of discount for a specific pricing range.

    You can add multiple entries in each worksheet for different instances, storage configurations and discounts.

  9. Save the updated XLS template file.
  10. Click the Browse to locate the file link and select your configuration file.
  11. Click Save to save your cloud provider details.
  12. To modify the pricing of the existing cloud provider, perform the following steps.
    1. Click the edit Edit account icon.
    2. Click the download current settings icon.
    3. Open the XLS file, make the required changes and save the file.
    4. Click the Browse to locate the file link and select your configuration file.
    5. Click Save to save your cloud provider details.


Now, your cloud provider is added to vRealize Business for Cloud to compare the price against other cloud providers.