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If you already have a pricing model that is assigned to your enterprise, then the platform will use this model as the basis for the new pricing model. You can then enter a percentage markup on the costs for your enterprise.

To create a pricing model:

  1. Go to Pricing → Pricing models
  2. Click + add and enter details,  including resource prices, and cost code prices.

    Field

    Description

    Name

    The name of your pricing model. The name can represent a service level agreement

    DescriptionDescription of pricing model
    Change all resource prices

    Only displays when the enterprise already has a pricing model assigned to it. Resellers can change all prices by adding this percentage. See below

    Charging period

    Standard period of time by which a user will be charged, such as day, week, etc. Does not have to be equal to the minimum period

    Minimum charging period

    Minimum period of time that a user will be charged for. This may be longer or shorter than the charging period. This value is not sent to the billing system. Note that the accounting system records the maximum usage value of a resource during an accounting period.

    Currency

    The currency for this pricing model. Enter new currencies in the Currency tab before you create the pricing model

    Standing charge

    Standing charge per Charging period. You can include this value in the pricing estimate message but the platform does not send it to the billing system

    Minimum charge

    Minimum charge per Minimum charging period. You can include this value in the pricing estimate message but the platform does not send it to the billing system

    Show charges before deployment

    Mark this checkbox to show a pricing estimate popup before deployment with the message entered in the box at the bottom of the window. See the explanation below

    Insert variable

    Choose a variable from the pull-down list to add to the pricing estimate message. The variables are described in the table below

    Deployment message

    Enter the estimate message for VM deployment, including variables. See Create a pricing estimate message

    The platform uses the first pricing model for a location in a currency as the set of base prices for the location. When you create a new pricing model, you can enter a percentage to modify prices. If you then enter a resource price that is lower than the base price, the platform will highlight the price.

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    The price for hypervisor datastores is below the cost price for the reseller.

    Field

    Description

    Hypervisor Datastores GB

    Price of hypervisor datastores per gigabyte. In public cloud regions, the platform does not use this value

    VLANs

    Price per VLAN (at least one VLAN is always created for each virtual datacenter)

    Public IPs

    Price per public IP address reserved

    CPU

    Price per virtual CPU core for deployed virtual machines. If the location uses hardware profiles, pricing does not use this value.

    CPU onPrice per virtual CPU core when virtual machine is powered ON
    CPU offPrice per virtual CPU core when virtual machine is powered OFF

    Memory (GB)

    Price of virtual memory in GB for deployed virtual machine. If the location uses hardware profiles, pricing does not use this value.

    Memory on (GB)Price of virtual memory in GB when virtual machine is powered ON
    Memory off (GB)Price of virtual memory in GB when virtual machine is powered OFF
    Repository (GB)Price of template repository use in GB for virtual machine templates. The platform does not include conversions. In public cloud regions, the platform does not use this value
    Anti-AffinityPrice per VM deployed in anti-affinity layer. In public cloud regions, the platform does not use this value
    FirewallPrice per firewall attached to VM
    Load balancerPrice per load balancer attached to VM

    The provider can configure billing by usage or allocation.


    Datastore tiers

    In a private cloud datacenter, datastore tiers set service levels for storage. See Manage Datastore Service Levels with Datastore Tiers.

    Persistent storage

    In a private cloud datacenter, persistent storage tiers set service levels for storage. See Manage Storage

    Hardware profiles

    In public cloud and in private cloud datacenters with hardware profiles, see Hardware profiles.

    Privilege: View datacenter details, Manage enterprises

    Cost Code Prices

    The cost codes for assigning to templates and hardware profiles, and their prices.

     

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