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How to Create or Modify a Price Sheet

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

Price sheets in System Center 2012 – Service Manager allow you to define price policies on existing private cloud objects that are discovered from the Operations Manager CI connector. You can associate one or more private clouds to a price sheet. After association, price information contained in the price sheet is shown in OLAP cubes and in a sample Excel report. You can use the OLAP cube data to create your own customized reports using various reporting solutions such as SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services tools, and Microsoft Excel. Additionally, you can modify the sample Excel report for your organization’s needs.

Although you can create multiple price sheets without publishing them, you must publish a price sheet before you can associate cloud objects to the price sheet.

To create a price sheet

  1. In the Service Manager console, select Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Chargeback, expand Infrastructure, expand Price Sheets, and then select All Price Sheets.

  3. In the Tasks pane under All Price Sheets, click Create Price Sheet.

  4. On the General tab, complete these steps:

    1. In the Name box, type a title for the price sheet. For example, type Gold Price Sheet.

    2. Optionally, in the Description box, you can type a description of the price sheet. For example, type The gold price sheet describes our highest level of service available and is more costly than others offered.

    3. You can optionally publish the price sheet using the Publish task in the Tasks list of the form. Publishing the price list enables you to assign cloud objects to the price list.

  5. On the Price tab, complete these steps:

    1. In the VM Base Price per day box, type the daily base price value of the virtual machine. For example, type 22.55.

    2. In the Cloud Membership Price per day box, type the base price value for membership in the cloud. For example, type 10.20.

    3. In the VM CPU Price per Core/day box, type the price value of the CPU core in the virtual machine that is included in the virtual machine. For example, type 1.20.

    4. In the VM Memory Price per GB/day box, type the price value of each GB of memory in the virtual machine that is included in the associated cloud. For example, type .30.

    5. In the VM Storage Price per GB/day box, type the base value of each GB of storage space in the virtual machine that is included in the associated cloud. For example, type .10.

    6. In the Highly Available VM Price per day box, type the price value for each virtual machine that is highly available. For example, type 1.10.

    7. In the Static IP Price per day box, type the price value for each static IP address for virtual machines. For example, type .05.

    8. In the Expanding VHD Price per day box, type the price value expanding VHDs. For example, type .55.

    9. You can optionally publish the price sheet using the Publish task in the Tasks list of the form. Publishing the price list enables you to assign cloud objects to the price list.

  6. If you have published the price sheet, you can optionally assign clouds to the price list using the Assigned Clouds Price tab by completing these steps:

    1. Click Add, to open the Select objects dialog box.

    2. In the list of Private Cloud objects, select one or more private cloud objects and then click Add to add them to the Selected objects list.

    3. Click OK to close the Select objects dialog box and assign the cloud objects to the price sheet.

    4. Click OK to close the price sheet form.

To modify a price sheet

  1. In the Service Manager console, select Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Price Sheets, and then select a view that contains a price sheet that you want to modify.

  3. In the list of price sheets, select the one you want to modify and then in the Tasks pane under Tasks, click Edit.

  4. On the General tab, complete any of the following steps that you want to in order to update the price sheet:

    1. In the Name box, update the title for the price sheet. For example, type Silver Price Sheet.

    2. In the Description box, you can update the description of the price sheet. For example, type The sliver price sheet describes our highest level of service available and is more costly than others offered.

    3. You can optionally publish the price sheet using the Publish task in the Tasks list of the form. Publishing the price list enables you to assign cloud objects to the price list.

  5. On the Price tab, complete any of the following steps that you want to in order to update the price sheet:

    1. In the VM Base Price per day box, update the daily base price value of the virtual machine. For example, type 11.44

    2. In the Cloud Membership Price per day box, update the base price value for membership in the cloud. For example, type 9.10

    3. In the VM CPU Price per Core/day box, update the price value of the CPU core in the virtual machine. For example, type 0.60

    4. In the VM Memory Price per GB/day box, update the price value of each GB of memory in the virtual machine. For example, type .15

    5. In the VM Storage Price per GB/day box, update the base value of each GB of storage space in the virtual machine. For example, type .05

    6. In the Highly Available VM Price per day box, update the price value for each virtual machine that is highly available. For example, type .90.

    7. In the Static IP Price per day box, update the price value for each static IP address for virtual machines. For example, type .03.

    8. In the Expanding VHD Price per day box, update the price value for expanding VHDs. For example, type .80.

    9. You can optionally publish the price sheet using the Publish task in the Tasks list of the form. Publishing the price list enables you to assign cloud objects to the price list.

  6. If you have published the price list, you can optionally assign or remove clouds to the price list using the Assigned Clouds Price tab by completing these steps:

    1. Click Add, to open the Select objects dialog box.

    2. If you want to add private cloud objects, in the list of Private Cloud objects, select one or more private cloud objects and then click Add to add them to the Selected objects list.

    3. Click OK to close the Select objects dialog box and assign the cloud objects to the price sheet.

    4. If you want to remove private cloud objects, in the list of Private Cloud objects, select one or more private cloud objects and then click Remove.

    5. Click OK to close the price sheet form.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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