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When I configure the "VM Instance Costs" matrix and run some reports against the billing model that it is attached to it seems that the charge, defined as a monthly cost, is applied to the VMs each time a VM is powered up (not reset, but powered off and on).

For instance, I run a report limited to today on a single VM, then power down the VM, power it on and run the same report again, I see the monthly charge applied to the VM at the time of power on. Repeat the power cycle and rerun and it jumps again.

This is not what I would expect. I would expect a monthly charge to be applied once only and not applied again until a month has passed.

Any comments/experiences/suggestions on implementing the instance matrix are welcome.

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ealaqqad
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Hi,

Well unfortunately this is how vCenter ChargeBack VM Instance Matrix work by design. It is not prorated and will charge the full fee on each power on.

I hope this will change or more options at least a prorate option will be available in the future. For more details I have crafted a post about this issue, which you can find it at: VMware vCenter Chargeback VM instance model is overcharging

I hope this help,

Eiad Al-Aqqad

B: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com

B: http://www.TSMGuru.com

Regards, Eiad Al-Aqqad Technology Consultant @ VMware b: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com b: http://www.TSMGuru.com

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ealaqqad
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Hi,

Well unfortunately this is how vCenter ChargeBack VM Instance Matrix work by design. It is not prorated and will charge the full fee on each power on.

I hope this will change or more options at least a prorate option will be available in the future. For more details I have crafted a post about this issue, which you can find it at: VMware vCenter Chargeback VM instance model is overcharging

I hope this help,

Eiad Al-Aqqad

B: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com

B: http://www.TSMGuru.com

Regards, Eiad Al-Aqqad Technology Consultant @ VMware b: http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com b: http://www.TSMGuru.com

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