Expenses are the costs that are incurred in managing a data center. You can input the expenses manually. If you do not input the expense, the values are obtained from the reference database of the
vRealize Business for Cloud. After you determine the total expense for your cloud infrastructure, you can allocate these costs to the underlying resources that constitute the services. These resources are CPU, RAM, storage, and operating system (license and labor).
Expenses Overview Expenses Overview is a dashboard in which the expenses are categorized into Hardware, Storage on Demand, Licensing, Maintenance, Labor, Network, Facilities, and Additional Costs. You can see the total projected expense on your private cloud accounts for the current month and the trend of cost over time.
Editing Expenses You can manually edit monthly cost of all the eight expense types from the current month onwards.
Overview of Operational Analysis After you determine the total expense for your cloud infrastructure, you can allocate these costs to the underlying resources that constitute the services. These resources are CPU, RAM, storage, and operating system (license and labor). The operational analysis considers the CPU, RAM, and storage as first class components of the cloud infrastructure.
Calculating the Base Rate and the Expected CPU Utilization Percentage vRealize Business for Cloud calculates the base rates of CPU and memory so that they can be used for virtual machine cost computation. Base rates are determined for each cluster, which are homogeneous provisioning groups. Hence, base rates might change across clusters, but are the same within a cluster. Unclustered hosts in a vCenter Server are grouped according to their vendor, model, and configuration. If you have enabled the data center mode, unclustered hosts are grouped under data centers.
Edit Cost Utilization You can adjust how the cost allocation happens in your virtual infrastructure. The total loaded cloud cost involves hardware, operating systems, maintenance, network, labor, and facilities costs. You can control how these costs are allocated on to your virtual infrastructure.
Virtual Machine Cost Allocation vRealize Business for Cloud uses the utilization cost model to allocate the cost. The utilization cost model allocates the cost in proportion to the actual utilization of server CPU and memory resources of the virtual machines.