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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Provide cost and utilization reports for private and cloud resources - Part 19

Because of the configuration of the lab environment and the low utilization of the resources in the lab, costing information might not be accurate in determining base cost drivers and public cloud

1. View Usage Reports
You navigate the VMware® IT Business Management Suite™ Standard Edition interface and view
the various reports.
Username = itbm-admin@vsphere.local
Password = as assigned
Click the Business Management tab. > Review the information provided in the Overview tab. > Point to the OS Licensing(green) slice of the Cost Drivers pie chart. The chart slice separates from the pie chart and displays the operating system licensing cost for
the specific operating system. > Click the OS Licensing(green) slice of the Cost Drivers pie chart.
Detailed license type information is provided. > Point to the operating system slices in the pie chart to display cost information. > Click the Cloud Cost tab. > Click the Labor Row. The Lab Row expands to provide a pie chart of labor types.  > Point to each slice in the pie chart to display additional information about each labor type. > Under the Servers cost details pane, click the Labor list with full cost information link. > Review the cost information provided. > At the bottom of the Servers pane, drag the slider bar to the right to show additional
information. > Click Export. A CSV file is downloaded and displayed at the lower-left side of the browser window.  > Click the X in the lower-right side of the window to close the downloads bar. > Click the Operational Analysis tab and review the resource cost information. > Under the resources pane, click the 2 servers link and review the server information. > Click the live VMs link and review the cost information for the virtual machines. > Click the right arrow next to the first virtual machine to display cost history information. > Click the Demand Analysis tab and review the cost demand by consumer.  > Review the sorting options provided by the Sort By drop-down menu. > In the vsphere.local row, click Projects and review the cost breakdown > In the Training row, click live VMs and review the information provided. > Click Cloud Comparison and review the information provided. In the My Sample Group pane, review the resource information > Click Add VM Group. > In the Group name text box, type Linux. > In the Number of VMs text box, type 10. > On the CPU cores slider bar, reduce the number to 1 core. > On the CPU speed slider bar, reduce the CPU speed to 1.6 GHz.
If you increase the CPU or memory settings higher than the settings in My Sample Group, a message reports that no matching configuration is found in the Private Cloud column of the
group that you created. You can increase the CPU and memory settings in My Sample Group to
avoid this message.

In the RAM text box, type 2. > From the Operating System drop-down menu, select Linux. > Click Save. Review the new cost comparison information provided. > Click the Compare existing VMs to Cloud link. > Click Import VMs. > Select the first two virtual machines in the list by holding down the Shift key and clicking each virtual machine. > Click Done. > Click the Compare new VMs to Cloud link. > Click Reset and click Yes. > Click Use current VMs as template. > Click Reports. > Click Datastores and review the information provided. > Click VMs and review the information provided > Click Clusters and review the information provided.

2. Edit Cost Drivers
You edit the various cost drivers to customize the reporting capabilities of IT Business Management.

Click Cloud Costs and notice the default server hardware cost. > Click Edit Costs. > Click the calculator icon next to Server Hardware. > Click the edit icon to the right of Current Month Depreciation. > In the Cost per server text box, type 2500. > Click Done.
The server hardware cost is updated. > Click the calculator icon next to OS Licensing. > In the Windows operating system row, click the edit icon on the right side of the window next to Reference Cost. > In the Monthly cost of Windows per socket text box, type 250. > Click Done. > Click Done. The OS Licensing cost is updated.