Cloud Billing Report
The Cloud Billing report gives you full cost visibility by showing historical data for all services, including services that vCommander doesn't manage, so you have all your cloud costs visible in one report. Service providers can use this report to generate accurate billing for end users.
In the Cloud Billing report, you can filter your expenses to focus on a single cloud type, organization, timeframe, or you can narrow down your search using advanced filters. To organize your cost report further you can group costs by categories of interest.
Taxes aren't shown on the Cloud Billing report for Azure.
This report is based on historical billing data that is retrieved nightly. To learn how to retrieve historical data, see:
- Retrieving Historical Information for vCenter Managed Systems
- Retrieving AWS Billing Data
- Retrieving Azure Billing Data
- Retrieving GCP Billing Data
For more information on setting report options, see Running and Scheduling Reports.
Reports menu > Chargeback and IT Costing > Cloud Billing
From the Cost Analytics dashboard: Views > Solutions > Cost Analytics
All Access Rights Levels
During: Specify a time period for the report.
- When you select By Period, the period will be the last completed timespan. For example, if the current month is May and you select Last 3 Months, the range for the report will be February, March and April. See Using Date Filters for Reporting and Searching for more information.
- When you select By Dates, vCommander prepopulates the From Date field with the earliest date available for selection, which is the date that the first historical data was added to vCommander.
Cloud Type: Select public or private cloud, or all cloud types. The cloud type you select will determine the availability of your managed systems.
Organization: If you're generating a billing report for a particular customer, you likely want to filter the report by organization.
- Any Organization: VMs that aren't assigned to an organization are excluded from the results.
- All VMs/Services: The report includes all VMs and services, regardless of organizational assignment.
You can also select a particular organization name from the list.
If you want to use a "contains" operator, an advanced Organization Name filter is also available.
Group By: There are several ways to group the report data (for example, you can group by cost center). If you see a section titled "Value not set" in your report, it contains entries with no value for the grouping option you selected.
Add Advanced Filters: You can filter the report by managed system, organization name, parent organization name and custom attributes.
If you don't have permission on a managed system, data pertaining to that managed system won't be visible in the Cloud Billing report. If regions aren't selected on a managed system, data pertaining to those regions won't be visible.
The Cloud Billing report displays one entry per service or cost category with the number showing the total usage and total cost over the reporting period. The summary table shows the sum of all the service costs per service type. The pie chart represents the top 10 most expensive service types. The remaining service types are grouped under the title “Others”.
Itemized costs are rounded to two decimal places, however the total cost is calculated before rounding.
Example Cloud Billing report