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

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Business for Cloud as an administrator.
    • 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. Expand Consumption, select 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.

      Datasource

      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 vDC

      Note:
      • vCloud Director pricing policies are supported at Organization vDC level and virtual machine level based on allocation models defined on vCloud Director user interface. When you set the allocation pool or reservation pool allocation models, vRealize Business for Cloud assigns the pricing policy at Organization vDC level. When you set the pay-as-you-go allocation models, vRealize Business for Cloud assigns the pricing policy at virtual machine level.

      • If the pricing level is Organization vDC, vRealize Business for Cloud considers allocation methodology for calculating the price, even when you have set the utilization pricing method.

      • Virtual machines under Organization vDC of type Allocation Pool and Reservation Pool will display the total price value as N/A in all the reports. However, you can see the price for these virtual machines in the Organization vDC reports.

      vRealize Automation

      Note:

      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

        Note:

        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

        Note:

        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

      Amazon Web Services

      Service Grouping Strategy

      • Amazon Service Name

      Azure VMs

      Compute Grouping Strategy

      • Azure Account

      • Azure Instance Type

      Azure Services

      Service Grouping Strategy

      • Azure Service Name