The Overview page provides the information about your infrastructure expense and its utilization details for the current month.

  • Infrastructure Overview - Displays the workload across cloud infrastructure. You can see the estimated total number of virtual machines for all cloud infrastructure types. Each color represents the virtual machine count for each account type (private, public and vCloud Air, if configured). You can hover the mouse on the each color to see a tool tip with the total virtual machine count for the specific account type.

  • Top Datacenters - Displays the compute, memory and storage utilization for the top five datacenters that are based on CPU utilization. You can see the blue and grey colors that represents the used and remaining capacity of the data centers respectively. This helps you for data center optimization.

  • Infrastructure Utilization - Displays the total number of virtual machines and the count of powered-on machines for the top five datacenters based on total VM count. If a vCenter Server is associated with vRealize Operations Manager, you can also see the count of reclaimable virtual machines for each datacenter.

  • Expenses across Clouds - Displays the total projected expenses of your account types (private, public and vCloud Air, if configured). You can hover the mouse on the each color to see a tool tip with the total estimated expense of the specific account type. The estimated expense value is calculated based on cost utilization for the last six months.

    Note:

    The projected expense for public cloud and vCloud Air is calculated by using the following equation:

    Projected cost = A + ((B/24) * n), where, A is the total cost till date, B is the cost of previous day and n is the remaining number of hours for the current month.

  • Top Business Units - Displays the top five business units based on total VM count. You can also see the amount charged for the consumption. You can hover the mouse on the colored icons to see the previous month's charge value. If your current month is charge is lower than previous month value, you see the green arrow. Similarly, If your current month is charge is higher than previous month value, you see the red arrow. If the charge remains same when compared with the previous month, you see a neutral black icon.

  • Cost Vs Price - Displays the total projected charge value for the current month. You can also see the cost versus price graphs in different colors, that indicates your estimated expense (the cost value) for maintaining the datacenters and the amount you are charging consumers for the current month. This helps you to analyse whether your under recovery or over recovery. You can hover the mouse on small circles to see a tool tip with the estimated cost and price values.

Note:

vRealize Business for Cloud considers the inventory date and data from the previous day of deployment for costing and pricing purposes. All values on the Overview page are estimated values that are calculated based on the values from past six months.