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Cost Analytics can show:
- daily costs
- incremental month-to-date costs
- cost increases and decreases over time
- most expensive managed systems
- most expensive organizations
- most expensive services
- costing recommendations and savings
- detailed historical costs
You can export cost analytics charts in JPG, PNG, PDF or SVG format.
To allow you to focus on types of account costs, you can filter all the costing information that appears on the Cost Analytics pages.
Click the Filter icon at the top of the Cost Analytics page to open the Edit Filters dialog. Hover over the # Filter(s) text next to the Filter icon to see which filters have been applied. By default, no filters are applied.
You can filter by Cloud Type, Managed System, Organization, or Advanced Filters like Custom Attributes, Guest OS and Ownership. To apply and save your filter selection, click Apply Filters. When you log out and log back in again, your filter selections are retained.
When you select a filter, all the tables and charts on the Cost Analytics page will be filtered. For example, the most expensive VMs will only show VMs within the context of the filters you’ve applied.
For the most accurate overall results of most expensive VMs or any other table or chart on the Cost Analytics page, make sure your filters are set to show all the items you want to include in the results.
Cloud Type — You can filter for Public or Private cloud types. The choice you make will affect the managed systems that are available for viewing and selecting. If your system contains no items for the Cloud Type you’ve chosen, a message will inform you that costs aren't available for that configuration.
Managed System — If you’ve filtered for Cloud Type, this will affect the managed systems that are available for you to choose. For example, if you select the Public cloud type, you won’t be able to choose any private cloud managed systems.
Organization — Selecting All VMs/Services will include all VMs and services, even if they aren’t assigned to an organization. Selecting Any Organization will include only VMs or services that are assigned to an organization.
Advanced Filters — Filter by Custom Attributes, Guest OS Details and Ownership to refine your view of the costs.
Guest OS Details are not supported for GCP.
The qualifiers for the advanced filters are:
- doesn't contain
- doesn't equal
For the qualifiers “contains” and “doesn’t contain”, your descriptive text string can use wildcard characters. Use “?” to replace a single character and “*” for one or more characters. For the qualifiers “equals” and “doesn’t equal”, your descriptive text string can’t use wildcard characters.
If you don’t see the costs you expect to see, or if no costs are visible, see Troubleshooting Cost Analytics.