When vRealize Automation is configured with vRealize Business for Cloud, the pricing for all infrastructures in vRealize Automation must be configured in vRealize Business for Cloud.

vRealize Business for Cloud provides pricing information to vRealize Automation 6.x and 7.x versions differently.

If vRealize Business for Cloud integrated with vRealize Automation 6.x, vRealize Business for Cloud provides the pricing information for memory (GB) and virtual CPU at each host or cluster level. vRealize Business for Cloud computes the price based on the pricing policies configured in vRealize Business for Cloud and provides to vRealize Automation. The price computation is based on the average daily prices of all the virtual machines under a specific host or cluster. vRealize Automation uses these price values to fill the cost profiles. If the blueprint price is not updated automatically in the cost profiles, you can manually update the value for the blueprint in the Cost field on the Edit Blueprint page. For more information, see the vRealize Automation documentation. When integrated with the 6.x version, vRealize Business for Cloud supports only vSphere reservations for Compute Grouping Strategy and vRealize Business for Cloud does not support the Storage Path categorization for Storage Grouping Strategy.

vRealize Business for Cloud is tightly integrated with vRealize Automation 7.x. If you provision a new machine in vRealize Automation 7.x, vRealize Automation communicates with vRealize Business for Cloud to obtain the upfront price of the machines. vRealize Business for Cloud calculates these upfront price based on the pricing policies defined in vRealize Business for Cloud. Pricing policies are based on reservations, reservation policies and blueprints. In addition, vRealize Business for Cloud also allows to model any operational cost, one time cost and cost on custom properties.