Configure 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:

Configuration > Costs > Cost Models tab

Available to:

Commander Roles of Superuser and Enterprise Admin

Tip: To create a new public cloud cost model, use an existing cost model as a template. Select a public cloud cost model in the list and click Copy.

  1. To create a cost model, click Add.
  2. Tip: To edit a cost model, select a cost model in the list and click Edit.

  3. In the Cost Model wizard, configure the required cost model information on each of the following pages:

Deleting cost models

Access:

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.