Configuring Cost Models

Cost models control projected costs displayed throughout Commander, such as service catalog costs and deployed VM costs. Cost models are also used to help generate historical information in reports that can assist you in managing your virtual infrastructure resources. For more information, see Cost Models.

Access through:

Configuration > Costs > Cost Models tab

Available to:

Commander Roles of Superuser and Enterprise Admin

To create a cost model: Click New Cost Model, or, to use an existing cost model as a template, select a cost model in the list and click Copy Cost Model.

Public clouds:

  • To create a new public cloud cost model, you must copy an existing cost model for that public cloud.
  • Ensure that any costs you add to the cost model are in US dollars (USD).

To edit a cost model, select a cost model in the list and click Edit Cost Model. In the Cost Model wizard:

Deleting cost models

Access through:

Configuration > Costs

Available to:

Commander Roles of Superuser and Enterprise Admin

To delete a cost model:

  1. Click the Cost Models tab.
  2. Select a listed cost model and click Delete.

It's not possible to delete any of the default cost models (Default Private Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform).

For VMs that had been assigned to the deleted cost model, the next cost model higher up the tree is applied. If no cost model is found, the Default Private Cloud cost model is applied.

If you delete a cost model target from your infrastructure, associated cost models aren't deleted.