Analyzing costs by custom dimensions
Use the Explore page to analyze costs of your resources by custom dimensions such as resource type, region, cloud service, and so on. If you have organized your resources by applying tags, you can use tags as a dimension too. You can further explore the resources by applying various filters and page-level customization.
To access the Explore page, in the navigation pane of the TrueSight console, select > Cloud Cost Control and select the Explore tab.
The page displays a table with all the resources that are provisioned in your public clouds and on-premises infrastructure. By default, the costs for the current month are displayed.
You can use the page to achieve different use cases. Some of the common use cases are as follows:
- Determine the total cost of all resources
- Identify and analyze resources with high costs
- Determine the cost of a cloud service that is using instances of a specific instance type
- Identify all resources that belong to a specific region or used for a purpose
- Analyze and investigate the cost of a specific server
- Identify resources with under-utilized or over-provisioned CPU, memory, and storage
The customization on the page is available only in your current active session. You will lose the customization if the session expires or when you log off. If you want to use the data on the customized page later as reference, you can export it to Excel and PDF.
For more information, see the following sections:
To analyze costs by custom dimensions
Access the Explore page of the Cloud Cost Control: Expand the navigation pane of TrueSight console, select > Cloud Cost Control, and then select the Explore tab.
The Explore page displays a table with resources and their costs and other details. By default, the costs for the current month are displayed.
Depending on your use case, explore and use the options on the page to customize the table content. For advanced use cases, you need to use a combination of these options.
To save an offline copy of the customized page:
Select Settings Export to PDF >
Select Settings > Export to Excel
Common use cases
Determine the total cost of all resources.
Review the value under Total Cost summary field.
Determine the cost of all on-premises resources that belong to a specific purpose (Automation).
Determine the cost of under-utilized on-premises compute resources.