You can modify or define the price of the virtual machines existing in your private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

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.
  4. Select Pricing, click Edit, and select Edit Pricing.
  5. Select the infrastructure tab, in which you want to continue editing.

    Based on your selection, the policy options vary.

  6. Expand the policy type to see the policy options.

    Infrastructure Tab

    Options

    Private Cloud (vSphere)

    vSphere VMs

    • Custom Policies

    • vRealize Automation

    • Custom Policies

    • vCloud Director

    • Custom Policies

    • vCenter

    • Catch All Policies

    Other Private Cloud Services

    • Network Services

    Public Cloud (AWS)

    • Custom Policies

    • vRealize Automation

    • Custom Policies

    • Amazon EC2

    • Catch All Policies

    Other AWS Services

    • Amazon Web Services

    Public Cloud (Azure)

    • Custom Policies

    • vRealize Automation

    • Custom Policies

    • Azure VMs

    • Catch All Policies

    Other Azure Services

    • Azure Services

    Other Cloud Providers

    Note:

    You might not see this option if you are using the vRealize Business for Cloud standalone setup or vRealize Operations Manager integrated vRealize Business for Cloud setup.

    • Custom Policies

    • vRealize Automation

    • Catch All Policies

    Note:

    If you are using vRealize Business for Cloud standalone setup, you do not see the options related to vRealize Automation.

  7. Modify the auto-generated policies.

    Action

    Procedure

    Create or modify a custom policy

    To price accurate values for the specific virtual machines, you can create the custom policies.

    1. To add a custom policy, expand Custom Policies, click Add, enter the price values for compute or storage policies and click Save. For more information, see the Add or Modify Compute and Storage Policies section in the guide.

    2. To modify a custom policy, expand Custom Policies of the categorization type that you want to modify, select the policy from the list to make required changes and click Save. For more information, see the Add or Modify Compute and Storage Policies section in the guide.

    3. To edit the identification infrastructure, click Edit next to the Infrastructure option and make the necessary changes. For more information, see the Edit Identification Infrastructure section in the guide.

    4. Modify the rates inline on the respective text boxes.

    5. To add a calculation method and rate for additional charges, click Edit next to the Additional Charges option. For more information see, Add Additional Charges section in the guide.

    6. Select Active or Inactivate to activate or deactivate the custom policy or click the respective options next to the policy entries in the list. You can also suspend, clone, or delete a policy from the list.

    7. Drag the policies in the list to change the rank of the policies.

    Note:
    • You cannot activate, delete, or modify the auto-generated policies.

    • Each source such as vRealize Automation, vCenter Server, vCloud Director, Amazon EC2, and Azure VMs has an individual custom policy section.

    • Before deleting a custom policy, you must deactivate it.

    • If you delete a custom vDC policy, the policy is displayed until the end of the month. The vDC pricing includes the deleted policy up to the date of deletion.

    • If you delete a VM that belongs to a custom vDC policy, the VM is displayed until the end of the day of deletion. The VM pricing is calculated including the day of deletion.

    Modify a cloud provider policy (Private, Public, or Hybrid and others)

    1. To modify the infrastructure grouping strategy, click Edit on the title bar and make the necessary changes. For more information, see the Edit Group Configuration section.

    2. To modify the rates, expand the list, select Compute or Storage tabs, modify the rates and click Save. For more information, see the Add or Modify Compute and Storage Policies section in the guide.

    3. To add calculation method and rate for additional charges, click Edit next to the Additional Charges. For more information see, Add Additional Charges section in the guide.