Consumption charges is a dashboard that shows the monthly charge trends of business units. You can compare charge with cost, and see the list of top consumers in terms of charge values and the identify the top three consumers.


  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 Charges.

    If you have data for more than six months, the trend considers the values of last twelve months, otherwise the trend displays last six months data or from the month the data is available.

    Table 1. You see different widgets with the cost information.




    You can see the total charge value for all business units.

    Price Over Time

    The graph shows the monthly charge trend of all business units. Charge is computed based on the virtual machine configuration and the pricing policy defined for the virtual machines.


    You can see the charge and cost difference amount for the current month, which determines the recovery status (over recovery or under recovery).


    If the charge is more than the cost, then the value is termed as over recovery. And if the charge is less than the cost, then the value is termed as under recovery.

    The first graph in the widget represents the recovery trend for a year (based on the data points).

    The second graph in the widget represents the charge cost comparison over time in a graphical format.

    Top Business Units (Price)

    This graph displays the top three consumer business units having the highest charges and the remaining consumers are grouped under Other Consumers.

    Recovery Margins

    This graph displays the top consumers in terms of charge and its cost values.