You can generate a report with the price of all vRealize Business for Cloud registered vCenter Server virtual machines. The report provides you the actual price of virtual machines based on its resource allocation or utilization for the day.

The resource pricing model columns helps you to identify whether the virtual machine price is calculated based on resource utilization or resource allocation. The report contains the virtual machine daily price of all vCloud Director virtual machines for the PAYG policies.

  • If you have set the allocation-based pricing for the resources (CPU, memory and storage), the virtual machine price is calculated based on its allocation.

    Daily Allocation Price of CPU = Allocated CPU * uptime * CPU rate

    Daily Allocation Price of memory = Allocated memory * uptime * memory rate

    Daily Allocation Price of Storage = Allocated storage * resource rate

    Note:

    If your infrastructure had a change in the resource allocation (for example, an increase in the memory allocation) on a particular day, vRealize Business for Cloud considers the change in the allocation to calculate the accurate virtual machine price.

  • If you have set utilization-based pricing for the resources (CPU, memory and storage), the virtual machine price is calculated based on its resource utilization.

    Daily utilization price of a resource = resource utilization value * resource rate

    If you select utilization, the pricing is based on the availability of the utilization statistics. Typically, if the utilization statistics are obtained from all vCenter Server instances, the previous month's report is updated on the third day of every month.

Note:

The daily price of a virtual machine is the sum of daily price of all resources.

Daily Price of a VM = Daily Price of RAM (allocation or utilization) + Daily Price of Memory (allocation or utilization) + Daily Price of Storage (allocation or utilization)

Prerequisites

Verify that you have added vCenter Server to vRealize Business for Cloud.

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 > Showback > Reports.
  4. Click Virtual Machines.
  5. Click Daily Price Report.

    You see the list of virtual machines and the daily price report for the last three months. You can select the report for a specific month and download the report.

    Note:

    If your infrastructure had a change in the resource allocation on a particular day, you see two rows for that specific virtual machine.