You can selectively add a cluster or host from the vCenter Server inventory to vRealize Business for Cloud and perform cost analysis for the virtual machines in that cluster or host.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server as an administrator.
  2. Create a clone of the Read-only role in a vCenter Server.
  3. Include the Storage views.View and Profile-driven storage.Profile-driven storage view permissions to the clone.
  4. If you have integrated vCenter Server with vRealize Operations Manager, include the Global.vCenter Operations User and Global.vRealize Operations Read Only permissions to the clone.
  5. Create a user in vCenter Server for vRealize Business for Cloud and assign this cloned role to the user.
  6. Assign the permissions at the vCenter Server level without propagating to child objects.
    1. Select the vCenter Server that contains the required cluster or host.
    2. Click Manage > Permissions > Add Permission > Add.
    3. Select the vRealize Business for Cloud user and select the Read-only role.
    4. Deselect the Propagate to Child Objects check box and click OK.
  7. Assign the permissions, including propagating to child objects, to the clusters or hosts that you want to be included in the cost analysis.
    1. Select the cluster or host that you want to be included in the cost analysis.
    2. Click Manage > Permissions > Add Permission > Add.
    3. Select the vRealize Business for Cloud user and select the Read-only role.
    4. Select the Propagate to Child Objects check box and click OK.

Results

The clusters and hosts that are not given the permissions are excluded from vRealize Business for Cloud cost analysis.