vRealize Business for Cloud can auto-generate pricing policies based on cost calculations. By default, these policies provide pricing recommendations for private, public, and hybrid cloud, which you can modify.

Pricing policy provides integration with vRealize Automation and replaces the vRealize Automation cost profiles. vRealize Business for Cloud calculates price of virtual machines provisioned by vRealize Automation including the virtual machines that vRealize Business for Cloud does not monitor (for example, KVM, Openstack and HyperV). You can see the price on the vRealize Automation catalog UI based on vRealize Business for Cloud policies.

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 pricing policy handles Virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN) cost separately from storage expenses, by excluding datastores that the Virtual SAN identifies and grouping them under Virtual SAN category.

The virtual machines in vRealize Business for Cloud are assessed or evaluated based on the its endpoint policy like vRealize Automation, vCenter Server or vCloud Director or grouped under the Catch All policy.

Each virtual machine flows through an hierarchy of policies and maps to a single policy.


When more than 1 NIC exists in the vRealize Business for Cloud virtual appliance, you must edit the security.properties file to update the vcbm.host parameter with the correct hostname (the common name of the certificate) and restart pricing-api service.