For your cloud environment, you can specify the total monthly cost of facilities or edit the facilities cost for real estate, power, and cooling requirements.


  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 Expenses and expand Private Cloud (vSphere).
  4. Select Cost Drivers.
  5. Select the Facilities tab.
  6. (Optional) Select a data center from the All Data Centers drop-down menu to view or edit the facilities information of a specific the data center.
  7. Edit the monthly facilities cost.
    • Modify the total operational monthly cost per rack unit and the power and cooling monthly cost per kilowatt-hour.
      Note: The reference operational cost per rack unit is calculated considering both the real estate component and the kW component with an assumption of a Tier III data center (according to the Uptime Institute's Classification).
    • Modify the total monthly cost of facilities.
  8. Click Save to save to update the changes.
  9. Click Reset to set the earlier defined values.


The monthly facilities cost is updated.