You can add the fixed and recurring charges for network services consumed by business units. vRealize Business categorizes these charges as additional services.

About this task

The policies displayed under network services are tightly coupled with the business unit that you select from Consumption > Business Units > Comput Grouping Strategy. If you change the strategy, new policies are created and old rates are lost.

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. Click Private Cloud (vSphere).
  6. Expand the Network Services section.

    You see the list of all business units in your private cloud.

  7. Expand a business unit.

    By default, you see five services named Edge Gateway, Elastic IP, Firewall, Load Balancer, and VPN. If you have added the VMware NSX Manager and its corresponding VMware vCloud Director and vCenter Server into vRealize Business for Cloud, you see the list of additional services and network traffic consumed by business unit, including the count, month-to-date (MTD) data, and charge details.

    The following are the supported network services for pricing:

    • BGP

    • Distributed firewall

    • OSPF

    • DHCP

    • DNS

    • Firewall

    • HA

    • IPsec

    • L2VPN

    • Load balancer

    • NAT

    • Routing

    • SSL VPN

    You might see other services for which pricing is not applicable.

  8. To add a new network service for a specific business unit, expand the business unit section and perform the following steps:
    1. Click Add.
    2. Enter a name for a service.
    3. Specify the service count, one-time charge, and recurring charge for the policy.
    4. Click Save.

      You see the new service details listed under the specific business unit.

    The network traffic information is auto-discovered and you cannot add it manually.

  9. Modify the charges of the service or network traffic.
    1. Expand the business unit that you want to edit under Network Services.

      Data in/out and bandwidth are the network statistics collected for pricing.

    2. Modify the values for fixed one-time charge and daily recurring charge.
      Note:

      In the Network Traffic (In/Out) section, the aggregated MTD in and out data is shown in MBs. The maximum MTD bandwidth is shown in MBps.

    3. To save the charges, click Save.

    After the cost calculation completes, the charges you add are reflected under Additional Services in the Showback > Reports section.