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Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms

By : Sangram Rath
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Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms

By: Sangram Rath

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Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms
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The Chargeback feature in Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine helps you create a pricing structure and bill for virtual machine usage. The billing is either based on the ownership tag or the company tag.

There is a prerequisite for chargeback:

Chargeback requires that Capacity & Utilization data collection must be enabled in the Server Control settings. To do this, click on the Configure menu option and select Configuration. This will load the server settings page. Under the Server Control section, Capacity & Utilization Coordinator, Capacity & Utilization Data Collector, and Capacity & Utilization Data Processor must be checked, as shown here:

Chargeback in CloudForms comes with two default rates, one each for Compute and Storage, but you can also create custom rates:

  • Creating compute rates helps you set the costs for CPU, disk I/O, memory, network I/O, and fixed items

  • Creating storage rates help you charge for fixed and storage items

Working with rates involves three...