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.

Costing in vRealize Automation

  • If vRealize Business for Cloud is 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. For more information, see the vRealize Automation documentation.

  • If vRealize Business for Cloud is integrated with vRealize Automation prior to 7.3 version, during the provision of a new machine in vRealize Automation, 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 and resource allocation 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.

  • If vRealize Business for Cloud is integrated with vRealize Automation 7.3 or later,

    • 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 and resource allocation in vRealize Business for Cloud.

      Note:

      vRealize Business for Clouddoes not consider the pricing methodology that have defined for resources for calculating the upfront price. Upfront price is always computed based on the allocation of a resource.

    • vRealize Business for Cloud calculates the expense (month-to-date) value for the virtual machines deployed on vRealize Automation that appears on Items > Deployment. During virtual machine cost calculation, vRealize Business for Cloud identifies the deployment constructs present in vRealize Automation and add the price for those objects.

      Note:

      Verify that the blueprint value you see in the vRealize Automation Virtual Machine report on vRealize Business for Cloud matches the value on the expense (month-to-date) column in vRealize Automation (Items > Deployment).

Pricing and showback in vRealize Business for Cloud for vRealize Automation

  • When vRealize Business for Cloud is integrated with vRealize Automation 6.x, vRealize Business for Cloud supports only Reservations for Compute Grouping Strategy and vRealize Business for Cloud supports the Storage Path based pricing for Storage Grouping Strategy.

  • When vRealize Business for Cloud is integrated with vRealize Automation 7.x , vRealize Business for Cloud supports pricing based on Blueprints, Reservations and Reservation Policies for Compute Grouping Strategy. In addition, vRealize Business for Cloud supports the Storage Path and Storage Reservation policies for Storage Grouping Strategy.