Configuring Global Costs

This topic covers setting cost options that affect all of your managed systems. To configure costs for specific parts of your infrastructure, see Configuring Cost Models.

Access through:

Configuration > Costs > Cost Configuration tab

Available to:

Commander Roles of Superuser and Enterprise Admin

Choosing the currency

The default currency is the U.S. dollar ($). You can change the currency in the Currency section. Commander uses the currency you select in all displays and reports.

If you choose a currency other than the default, remember that public cloud pricing is set to U.S. dollars. The VM Comparative Economics Report and other cost comparisons in Commander won't convert or use rates for currencies other than the default.

Specifying how costs for custom attributes are displayed

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 cost pie charts in:

You assign custom attribute costs on the Cost Model tab.

Renaming 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 assign storage tier costs on the Cost Model tab.