Cost Configuration

Global costs are costs that affect all cloud accounts. You can configure the following global cost settings:

To configure costs for specific parts of your infrastructure, see Configuring Cost Models.

Default currency

Costs in Commander and the Service portal are displayed in United States Dollars (USD) by default. You can change the default setting to any international currency. Once set, the change takes effect immediately.

Note that costs are displayed with the currency code.

Access through:

Configuration > Costs

Available to:

Commander Roles of Superuser and Enterprise Admin

To set the default currency:

  1. Click the Cost Configuration tab.
  2. In the Default Currency section, from the Currency list, select the currency to display.
  3. Click Save Settings.

Custom attribute costs

There are two options for displaying costs for custom attributes:

  • Display total custom attribute costs — All custom attribute costs are displayed as one section of the cost pie chart.
  • Display individual custom attribute costs — Each custom attribute cost is displayed as an individual section of the cost pie chart. This is the default option.

This setting affects costs in the service catalog, the service request form, the request details, and related emails.

For more information on assigning custom attribute costs, see Configuring Cost Models.

Storage tiers

Commander allows you to track up to seven levels of tiered storage costs based on the different types of storage media you use. You can rename any storage tier except for the "Undefined" storage tier. You can't delete storage tiers.

The Undefined storage tier can be used to track the costs of datastores that you don't want to immediately assign to a defined storage tier. For example, use the Undefined storage tier to track new storage requirements and to create reports on new datastores. After reports are created, assign the datastores to an appropriate storage tier.

You can assign storage tier costs on the Storage page of the Cost Models wizard.