Chargeback Report - Settings

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Set Global Price

Specify the cost of storing and processing data with the Global Price options. You can set Global Price options only for Private Metrics Reporting. Global Price options do not appear in the Chargeback Report on the Cloud Services Web site.  Prices set in billing tags override the Global Price setting for the entity specified in the Billing Tag. For more information on billing tags, see Manage Billing Tags.

  1. On the My Applications page, click Reports.
  2. At the top of Worldwide Dashboard, click Worldwide Reports.
  3. Click Chargeback.

    The Chargeback Report appears.

  4. At the top of the page, click the Global Price button.

    The Global Price dialog box appears.

  5. To set the cost of storing backups and archives, under Front End Cost per TB, specify an amount:
    • In the Backup box, type the amount of money to charge for storing 1 TB of data from the most recent backup jobs.
    • In the Archive box, type the amount of money to charge for storing 1 TB of data from all archive jobs.
  6. To set the cost of transferring and saving data to media during a specific time period, under Current Month/Week Cost per TB, enter an amount:
    • In the Primary Application box, type the amount of money to charge for each 1 TB of data that was transferred during backup or archive jobs, excluding secondary copies.
    • In the Protected Application box, type the amount of money to charge for each 1 TB of protected application data in backup jobs, including all copies, aged data, and pruned data.
    • In the Data on Media box, type the amount of money to charge for each 1 TB of data stored on media, including all copies.
  7. To set the lifetime cost of storing data on media, under Lifetime Cost per TB, enter an amount.
    • In the Total Protected Application box, type the amount of money to charge for each 1 TB of application data that was saved to media.
    • In the Total Data on Media box, type the amount of money to charge for each 1 TB of data that is stored on media, including all copies.
  8. To set an additional cost per client or subclient, under Additional Cost, enter an amount:
    • In the Per Client box, type the amount of money to charge per client.
    • In the Per Subclient box, type the amount of money to charge per subclient.
  9. Click Save & Re-calculate.

    The amounts that you entered are used to calculate cost in the Chargeback Reports.

Global Price Options

If you set any price option to 0, then the corresponding column is removed from the report.

Option/Button Description
Front End Cost per TB
Backup The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of data in the latest full backup job from each subclient in the specified time period.
Archive The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of data in all archive jobs from each subclient in the specified time period.
Current Month/Week Cost per TB
Primary Application The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of data that was transferred during backup or archive jobs, excluding secondary copies, during the specified time period.
Protected Application The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of protected application data in backup jobs, including all copies, aged data, and pruned data, during the specified time period.
Data on Media The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of data that is stored on media, including all copies during the specified time period.
Lifetime Cost per TB
Total Protected Application The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of application data that is stored on media.
Total Data on Media The amount of money that is assigned to each TB of data that is stored on media, including all copies.
Additional Cost
Per Client The amount of money that is assigned to each client for any additional costs.
Per Subclient The amount of money that is assigned to each subclient for any additional costs.
Discount Allows you to specify a percentage discount based on the first amount of TB per client or subclient.
Save & Re-calculate Recalculates the cost of all entities across all CommCells and saves any changes made in the dialog box.
Close Closes the Global Price dialog box without saving any changes.

Manage Billing Tags

Billing tags allow you to set costs and discounts for CommCell entities at any level and also for entire storage policies or storage policy copies. For example, you can specify  the cost at the storage policy level, or at the client level for all associated subclients, or at the subclient level, just for that particular subclient. Likewise, you could set a cost for a particular agent type. You can also assemble entities into groups, such as a geographical region for customers, or a department for internal users.

For virtual machines, associate billing tags either to the subclient or to each individual virtual machine. When you associate billing tags to the subclient, all virtual machines in the subclient are associated with the billing tag.

For billing tags in each CommServe computer, you can create only entity-based associations or storage policy-based associations. You cannot create both entity-based and storage policy-based associations for billing tags in a single CommServe computer. However, if you have multiple CommServe computers in your CommCell environment, you can use entity-based associations for one, or storage policy-based associations on another.

You can use Billing Tags only if you have a Private Metrics Reporting Server. You cannot set Billing Tags in the Chargeback Report on the Cloud Services website.

Creating Billing Tags

  1. Open the Chargeback Report.
  2. At the top of the page, click Billing Tags.

    The Manage Billing Tags page appears.

  3. Next to Billing Tags, click New.
  4. Enter the information to create a new billing tag.
    1. In the Tag Name box, type a name for the billing tag.
    2. In the Price (/TB) box, type the cost of data per terabyte.

      The price that you enter overrides the Global Price that is set for the associated entity.

    3. In the Additional Price Level list, select the entity level that you want to charge.
    4. In the Additional Price, type the cost for additional services.
    5. In the Discount Level list, select the entity level that you want to discount.
    6. In the Discount Size (TB) box, type the amount of data, in terabytes, to be discounted.
    7. In the Discount (%) box, type the percentage to discount.
    8. In the Description box, type a purpose for the billing tag.
    9. Click the Save button .
  5. To associate billing tags to an entity, next to Subclient Associations for Tag, select the billing tag name, and then click New.
    1. In the CommCell Name list, select the name of a CommCell computer.
    2. To associate a specific entity in the CommCell computer, from any of the available lists, select the entity name.
    3. Click the Save button .

    To associate multiple entities with the billing tag, create multiple associations for the billing tag.

  6. To associate billing tags to a storage policy or storage policy copy, next to Storage Policy Copy Associations for Tag, select the billing tag name, and then click New.
    1. In the CommCell Name list, select the name of a CommCell computer.
    2. In the Storage Policy list, select the name of a storage policy.
    3. If you want to associate the billing tag with a storage policy copy, in the Copy Name list, select the name of a storage policy copy.
    4. Click the Save button .

      The other fields, such as Is Snap Copy, are automatically filled with the correct information.

    To associate multiple storage policies or storage policy copies with the billing tag, create multiple associations for the billing tag.

Deleting Associations

  1. Open the Chargeback Report.
  2. At the top of the page, click the Billing Tags button.

    The Manage Billing Tags page appears.

  3. In the Subclient Associations for Tag or the Storage Policy Copy Associations for Tag list, select the tag that you want to edit, hover over the association that you want to delete, and then click the Delete button .
  4. Click OK.

Editing Billing Tags

  1. Open the Chargeback Report.
  2. At the top of the page, click the Billing Tags button.

    The Manage Billing Tags page appears.

  3. Hover over the Tag Name, and then click the Edit button .
  4. Edit any of the information for the billing tag.
  5. Click the Save button .

Deleting Billing Tags

  1. Open the Chargeback Report.
  2. At the top of the page, click the Billing Tags button.

    The Manage Billing Tags page appears.

  3. Hover over the Tag Name, and then click the Delete button .
  4. Click OK.