vRealize Business for Cloud provides you a template in the DRL and XLS format to enter the configuration of your cloud provider in a specific format. Based on your preference, you can download the template file to enter your cloud provider pricing information for comparison in vRealize Business for Cloud. The XLS template file is simple and easy to update.

Verify that you have the required details of your cloud provider to update the XLS template.

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 the Administration tab.

3

Click Business Management.

Ignore this step for the vRealize Business for Cloud standalone setup.

4

Click Manage Hybrid & Public Cloud Connections.

5

Select Cloud Providers for Comparison, and click the add option icon.

6

To download the XLS template, in the Add Cloud Provider dialog box, click on the Click to download the cloud provider comparison template link.

7

Extract the downloaded ZIP file and open the ComparisonProviderTemplate XLS file.

The XLS file contains three worksheets.

8

Enter the required details on each worksheet for calculating price of the cloud provider.

Worksheet Name

Description

instance

Use this worksheet to specify the matching configuration details for each instance type.

Instance name

CPU speed

Number of processors or cores

RAM memory

Operating System - Windows or LINUX

Term plan

Region - North America, ASIA, South America or Europe

Total storage size

Network Area Storage (NAS) size

Storage Area Network (SAN) size

Note

Update the storage values in the instance worksheet Only when the storage is packaged with compute from a pricing standpoint.

Instance price per unit time.

Monthly operating system labor cost

Any additional price information or additional details for the instance

Note

The additional details are also displayed on the UI during comparison.

storage

Use this worksheet to specify storage configurations.

Storage type - NSA, SAN or total storage

Region - North America, ASIA, South America or Europe

Storage pricing values for each configuration, up to five levels

discount

Use this worksheet to specify the pricing range for availing discount and percentage of discount for a specific pricing range.

You can add multiple entries in each worksheet for different instances, storage configurations and discounts.

9

Save the updated XLS template file.

10

Click the Browse to locate the file link and select your configuration file.

11

Click Save to save your cloud provider details.

12

To modify the pricing of the existing cloud provider, perform the following steps.

a

Click the edit Edit account icon.

b

Click the download current settings icon.

c

Open the XLS file, make the required changes and save the file.

d

Click the Browse to locate the file link and select your configuration file.

e

Click Save to save your cloud provider details.

Now, your cloud provider is added to vRealize Business for Cloud to compare the price against other cloud providers.