Defining and managing on-premises costs
Use the On-premises Costs tab in the Settings page to define the monthly costs of instances (VMs or standalone systems) in your on-premises environment. This tab contains the default cost rates of factors that are considered to compute the cost of an on-premises instance. These default cost rates are estimated by using the Cost Estimator input values. You can provide details of your environment to estimate your monthly cost rates.
On-premises Costs tab
The cost of an instance is computed based on various factors such as compute, storage, network, virtualization system, database, operating system, and so on. The default cost rates of these factors are available out-of-the-box when you install the product. You can modify the default cost rates in the On-premises Costs tab. You can also specify generic cost that the predefined factors do not account for.
For a detailed procedure, see Defining on-premises costs.
The default cost estimates of these factors are estimated by using the Cost Estimator input values.
You can view the updated costs of the instances on the Bill details page. For example, on the By Cloud Service page.
To define and manage the cost of an on-premises instance
Ensure that you have the required permissions to edit the Settings page. For more information, see Authorizing users to access TrueSight Cloud Cost Control.
- Log on to the TrueSight console.
- Expand the left navigation pane and select Cloud Cost Control.
The Cloud Cost Control page is displayed.
- Click Settings > Settings.
The Settings page is displayed. The On-premises Costs Definition tab is open by default.
Click the Settings action menu and select Edit.
The Settings page is refreshed and the fields in the infrastructure cost per month section are displayed in the edit mode.
Monthly cost of the system resources:
- Physical CPU
- Virtual CPU
Monthly cost per server for one or more virtualization platforms as well as for the Windows platform.
These infrastructure cost values are calculated using the values provided in the Cost Estimator Inputs section.
These fields are disabled for editing but the values are re-calculated automatically when you modify any of the values in the Cost Estimator Inputs section.
If required, you can override the calculated values by directly modifying the unit costs in the infrastructure cost per month panel.
The Settings page is saved with the changes that you made. These settings are applied from the day you make the changes. If you want to apply the changes to the past data, you can trigger a manual refresh of the data. For more information, see Manually recovering historical costs.
To estimate your on-premises costs
Use the Cost Estimator Inputs section to estimate the monthly cost rates of your physical and virtual resources. This section contains the on-premises environment characteristics such as a number of hosts, number of VMs, and so on, which are considered to estimate the default cost rates.
The Measured from imported data pane in the Physical Servers and Virtualized Servers panels displays the values calculated based on the imported data in your environment. Click Copy values to inputs to copy these values in the respective fields of that panel. You can modify these values as per your requirement to re-estimate the costs. The infrastructure cost values are re-calculated automatically when you modify any of the values in this section.
Review the following tables to understand the input fields provided to calculate your monthly cost rates.
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