Cost Showback using Super Metrics Dashboard for vRealize Operations 8.0 8.1 and Cloud

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Cluster Capacity Dashboard for vRealize Operations 8.0, 8.1, and Cloud


Use this vRealize Operations dashboard to show the cost of VMs on various object types. Supported objects consist of Custom Group types of Security Zone, Service Level Objective, Function, Location, Department, and Environment; Virtual Machine folders from vSphere; vRA 8 constructs of Project, Organization, and Cloud Zone; and Applications and Application Tiers.

Dashboard

Dashboard

Installation

  1. Import the super metric at Administration / Configuration / Super Metrics / Import Super Metric
    Import Super Metric
  2. Click Browse... then select the file named Supermetrics.json
  3. Edit the Policy at Administration / Policies / Policy Library. The policy should be vSphere Solution's Default Policy (DATE) unless a new policy was explicitly created.
    Policy Library
  4. Enable Super Metrics that contain with Cost of Child VMs in their name for Security Zone, Service Level Objective, Function, Location, Department, Environment, Virtual Machine Folder, Project, Organization, Cloud Zone, Applications and Tier object types only. Do not enable the super metric on the row called All Object Types. Policy Metrics
  5. Import the custom groups at Environment / Custom Groups / Gear Icon / Import Custom Group(s)
    Import Custom Groups
  6. Click Browse... then select the file named CustomGroups.json
  7. Import the view at Dashboards / Views / Import...
    Import View
  8. Click Browse... then select the file named Views.zip
  9. Import the dashboard at Dashboards / Actions / Manage Dashboards / Import Dashboards
    Import Dashboard
  10. Click Browse... then select the file named Dashboard.zip
  11. The dashboard should now be available in in the dashboard list
    Dashboard List
  12. The super metrics won't show cost until the next cost calculation run. To manually run cost calculations to validate the super metrics, click Run at Administration / Configuration / Cost Settings / Cost Calculation Status.

Note: Additional objects can be added to the super metrics and to each widget and view in the dashboard.

Support

This dashboard requires vRealize Operation 8.0 or 8.1 Advanced or Enterprise edition or vRealize Operations Cloud.

Please open an issue for feedback.

Changelog

2020-03-19

  • Initial release

2020-03-31

  • Added missing content

2020-06-04

  • Update supported versions

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