Have you ever wondered what's the cost of a VM within your infrastructure? You know that VMs are not free. You have to pay for your physical infrastructure to be able to run some VMs on it. But depending on the density, workloads, and the number of vCPU, RAM, or disk configurations, not every infrastructure has the same cost. It depends on the VMs, but not only.
It's important to know the cost of your infrastructure and your VMs. In fact, it's pretty interesting to know how to find out a cost of a VM and what's involved. With DC Scope you'll be able to find out fairly quickly, and the product can also help you to optimize your environment by pointing you to do some other optimizations. Whether you are a service provider or just SMB with your own infrastructure, you can easily know your VM cost.
There is a new video showing the process of getting to know the cost, by using DC Scope. As you know, DC scope is a performance monitoring product with the possibility to do capacity planning, and troubleshoot some “hot spots” of your infrastructure while staying easy to use.
We will see how to calculate the exact cost of a VM or a project in 2 minutes. It is often complicated to get the exact price of a VM or a project. Yet this information is very important as it allows one to have a vision of control on the project, to compare the price to the public clouds and it is useful for customers billing.
Link to the original blog post here.
To get the price of each VM, you have 3 costs to define :
- The fixed cost. it does not depend on the size of the VM or on its activity. You can define it globally if all of your VMs have the same fixed cost, or you can define it for each VM by clicking on details.
- Then, you need to define the cost of a Giga of storage per year. You can define it globally or in detail for each datastore, whether the associated disks are slow or fast
- Finally, you need to define the cost of your servers. This cost takes into account every cost related to the servers, such as the depreciation of the equipment, VMware, maintenance, …
You can adjust the ratio of the cost dedicated to the CPU and RAM. Once you have defined those 3 costs, DC Scope will calculate the cost based on your entries in the function of the allocated resources.
Here is the short video.
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