Showback is great, but I really need to show internal customers what the price of a requested VM will cost up front. Will there be chargeback functionality in a future release?
Hi Amy amy.manley,
Chargeback reporting is already being fulfilled by several reporting vendors today, and since the definition of IT chargeback covers so much more than what VMTurbo controls (software licensing and fully burden IT cost chargeback for example), plus different companies have different definitions on how to charge for resources, it does not make sense for VMTurbo to enter this market.
However if you are looking to report back on what the utilization or allocation of workload is, and multiple by a cost factor you have, then VMTurbo does have the workload data that you can easily extract and create your own reports. VMTurbo provides an open platform to extract data from our database, and also a simple way to leverage custom queries to create your own reports!
Continue reading to see a query already built that may help you generate a VM usage - cost report:
Start here in the Custom Reports space, where you will find information on how to access our DB and how to leverage custom queries very easily right through the VMTurbo User Interface: Custom Reports: Start Here
Then search through this space to look for queries, or look at this list:
Custom Reports: List of Certified Reports
And you can start with this report that might meet you needs.
Individual VM Monthly Summary With Capacity Cost
ken.shelton does this help? The reports are above.
Retrieving data ...