You can define or edit the group strategy for each datasource.


  1. Log in to vRealize Business for Cloud as an administrator at:
    • https://vRealize_Automation_host_name/vcac/org/tenant_URL (for the vRealize Automation integrated setup)

    • https://vRealize_Business_for_Cloud_host_name/itfm-cloud(for the vRealize Business for Cloud standalone setup)

  2. Click Business Management.
  3. Under Consumption, click Pricing and Charges.
  4. Select Pricing, click Edit and select Edit Pricing.
  5. Select the infrastructure tab for which you want to modify.

    Based on your selection, the policy options varies.

  6. Click Edit on the datasource bar.

    The Group Configuration window opens.

  7. Perform the following steps on the Group Configuration window.
    1. Enable or disable the group status.
    2. Select the grouping strategy from the drop-down list.

      Based on the datasource you have selected, the options for the grouping strategy are populated.


      Grouping Strategy Options

      vCenter Server

      Compute Grouping Strategy

      • Cluster

      • Resource Pool

      Storage Grouping Strategy

      • Storage Profile

      • Storage Type

      • Datastore

      • Datastores Cluster

      • Storage Policy

      vCloud Director

      Compute Grouping Strategy

      • Organization

      vRealize Automation


      You do not see this option in the vRealize Business for Cloud standalone mode.

      Compute Grouping Strategy

      • vRealize Automation Reservation

      • vRealize Automation Reservation Policy

      • vRealize Automation Blueprint


        When integrated with the vRealize Automation 6.x version, vRealize Business for Cloud supports only vSphere reservations.

      Storage Grouping Strategy

      • vRA Storage Reservation Policy

      • Storage Path


        When integrated with the vRealize Automation 6.x version, vRealize Business for Cloud does not support the Storage Path categorization.

      Amazon EC2

      Compute Grouping Strategy

      • Amazon Account

      • Amazon Instance Type


      Service Grouping Strategy

      • Amazon Service Name

      vCloud Air

      Compute Grouping Strategy

      • vCloud Air Account

      • vCloud Air Virtual Data Center