vRealize Business for Cloud provides rich reporting on the cost and usage of the virtual infrastructure. This section describes each column in the virtual machine report.

vCenter Server Virtual Machine Report fields

Field Name

Description

Origin

Derived From

VM Name

The name given to the virtual machine in vCenter Server

vCenter Server

The name given to the virtual machine in the vCenter Server

vCenter Server Name

The name of the vCenter Server connection record

The Manage Connections Administration Page on vRealize Business for Cloud

The name given to the vCenter Server connection when configuring connections in vRealize Business

Data Center Name

The name of the virtual datacenter that a virtual machine resides in

vCenter Server

The name of the virtual datacenter in vCenter Server

Number of Configured vCPUs

The number of vCPUs configured for the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The number of vCPUs configured for the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Number of Configured GHz

The amount of CPU GHz configured for the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The amount of CPU GHz configured for the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Size of configured RAM GB

The amount of RAM in GB configured for the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The amount of RAM in GB configured for the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Number of reserved GHz

The CPU reservation in GHz for the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The CPU reservation in GHz configured for the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Size of reserved RAM

The RAM reservation in GB for the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The RAM reservation in GB configured for the virtual machine in vCenter Server

Server Name

The name of the physical host that the virtual machine is provisioned on

vCenter Server

The name of the physical host in vCenter Server that the virtual machine is provisioned on

Datastore Name

The name of the datastore that the virtual machine is using

vCenter Server

The name of the datastore in vCenter Server that the virtual machine is using

OS Type

The type of OS running on the virtual machine

vRealize Business

Analysis of the OS Name

OS Name

The name of the OS running on the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The name of the OS running on the virtual machine, collected by vCenter Server

Is Fault Tolerant

Identifies the virtual machines using vSphere fault tolerance

vCenter Server

Whether virtual machine has fault tolerance configured in vCenter Server

Line of Business

A level in the chosen hierarchy

vCenter Server or vRealize Automation or vCloud Director

Configuring the data source for the hierarchy in vRealize Business for consumer reporting

Business Unit

A level in the chosen hierarchy

vCenter Server or vRealize Automation or vCloud Director or upload

Configuring the data source for the hierarchy in vRealize Business for consumer reporting

Cluster Name

The name of the cluster where the virtual machine resides

vCenter Server

The clusters configured in vCenter Server and the related virtual machines

vCenter Folder Path

The name of the vCenter folder where the virtual machine resides

vCenter Server

The folders configured in vCenter Server and the related virtual machines

Storage Used (GB)

The amount in GB of storage used by the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The total storage for the virtual machine, including RDMs, as used by the virtual machine. If storage is thin provisioned then the amount reflects the amount of storage used. If storage is thick provisioned then amount reflects the allocated amount. The amount is prorated based on the day of the month that the report is being viewed.

Storage Cost per GB

The rate per GB of storage per month

vRealize Business for Cloud

The storage monthly costs per GB configured in vRealize Business. Storage monthly costs can be configured by Storage Profile or Storage Type

Storage Total Cost

The total cost of storage for the virtual machine for the month

vRealize Business

The calculation is Storage Used * Storage Cost per GB , which is rounded to the nearest cent

Compute RAM Utilization (GB)

The average RAM utilization for the month

vCenter Server

The virtual machine utilization information collected from vCenter Server. vRealize Business takes the average of all RAM utilization metrics for the current month

Compute RAM Rate

The per GB per month rate for RAM

vRealize Business

Refer to the Technical White Paper, “VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard edition – How It Works”

Compute RAM Cost

The total RAM cost for the virtual machine for the month

vRealize Business

Refer to the Technical White Paper, “VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard edition – How It Works”

Compute CPU Utilization (GHz)

The average CPU GHz utilization for the month

vCenter Server

The virtual machine utilization information collected from vCenter Server. vRealize Business takes the average of all CPU GHz utilization metrics for the current month

Compute CPU Rate

The per GHz rate per month for CPU

vCenter Server

Refer to the Technical White Paper, “VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard edition – How It Works”

Compute CPU Cost

The total CPU cost for the virtual machine for the month

vRealize Business

Refer to the Technical White Paper, “VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard edition – How It Works”

Compute Total Cost

The total cost of compute resources for the virtual machine

vRealize Business

The calculation: RAM Cost + CPU GHz Cost

OS Labor (Hours)

The monthly hours of labor for an OS instance

vRealize Business for Cloud

The value is configured in vRealize Business for Cloud. The value can be configured as a monthly number of hours per OS type. Alternately a total monthly OS labor cost per OS type can be configured.

OS Labor Cost Per Hour

The hourly rate for virtual machine operating system related labor

vRealize Business for Cloud – Cloud Cost

The Operating System Labor settings configured under Cloud Cost in vRealize Business for Cloud

OS Labor Total Cost

The total cost of OS Labor for the virtual machine for the month

vRealize Business for Cloud

The calculation is Hours * Hourly Rate Rounded to the nearest cent

OS Licensing Cost

The cost of a Windows Desktop license if the virtual machine is using a Windows Desktop OS

vRealize Business for Cloud

The cost of a Windows Desktop license configured in vRealize Business for Cloud

Maintenance Cost

The cost of Windows Desktop maintenance if the virtual machine is using a Windows Desktop OS

vRealize Business for Cloud

The OS license maintenance percentage configured in vRealize Business for Cloud

VI Labor (Hours)

Monthly hours of labor per virtual machine

vRealize Business for Cloud – Cloud Cost settings

The Monthly hours of labor per virtual machine setting in the Labor Cost of Virtual Infrastructure in vRealize Business for Cloud

VI Labor Cost Per Hour

Labor hourly rate

vRealize Business for Cloud – Cloud Cost settings

The Labor hourly rate setting in the Labor Cost of Virtual Infrastructure in vRealize Business for Cloud

VI Labor Total Cost

The total VI labor cost for the virtual machine

vRealize Business for Cloud

The calculation is VI Labor Hours * VI Labor Hourly Rate Rounded to the nearest cent

VM Backup Cost

The backup cost for the virtual machine

vRealize Business for Cloud

Detection of VMware Data Protection used to protect virtual machines. The cost of VMware Data Protection is allocated to protected virtual machines based on virtual machine size. The cost of VMware Data Protection is automatically calculated.

Direct Cost

The total of the direct costs applied to the virtual machine

vRealize Business for Cloud

The calculation is Total OS Labor + Windows Desktop License Total + virtual machine Backup Total + VI Labor Total Rounded to the nearest cent

VM Tags

Tags recorded against the virtual machine

vCenter Server

The tags recorded against a virtual machine in vCenter Server

Monthly Up Time (Hours)

The number of hours that the virtual machine was powered on during the month

vCenter Server

Regular collection of virtual machine metrics from vCenter Server

Monthly Up Time (%)

The percentage of time during the month that the virtual machine was powered on

vRealize Business

Percentage of time within the month that virtual machine was powered on

Total Monthly Cost

The total monthly cost for the virtual machine

vRealize Business for Cloud

The calculation is Storage Total Cost + Compute Cost Total + Direct Cost

Infrastructure Type

Identifies whether the server is an ESXi server or the physical server added from vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation

Not applicable

Actual Compute CPU Utilization (GHz)

Average monthly CPU utilization of the virtual machine

vCenter Server

Not applicable

Actual Compute RAM Utilization (GB)

Average monthly RAM utilization of the virtual machine

vCenter Server

Not applicable

Actual Storage Used (GB)

Average storage used through the month for this virtual machine

vCenter Server

Not applicable

Number Of CPU Utilization Samples

Number of the utilization samples used for CPU cost calculations

vCenter Server

Not applicable

Number Of Memory Utilization Samples

Number of the utilization samples used for RAM cost calculations

vCenter Server

Not applicable

Number Of Utilization Samples Per Datastore

A comma separated list of number of samples per datastore used for cost calculations

vCenter Server

Not applicable

All Datastores Storage Provisioned (GB)

Total provisioned storage GB for this virtual machine

vCenter Server

Not applicable

VM MOID

MOID of the virtual machine

vCenter Server

Not applicable