Enabling and Disabling Showback in Calm

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Showback allows you to configure and monitor the resources cost of your application blueprint. Perform the following procedure to enable showback

Before we begin:

Ensure that Showback is applicable for Nutanix and VMware through vCenter platforms

Procedure:

  1. Log on to Prism Central as an administrator.

  2. From the Prism Central UI, click Services > Calm

  3. Click the Settings icon on the left pane.

  4. Under the General tab, click the Enable showback toggle button. The Enable Showback window is displayed.

  5. Click the supported provider for which you want to define the cost.

  6. Configure the cost of the following resources.

    1. vCPU: In the vCPU field, enter the cost of vCPU consumption for each hour in dollars. The default value is $0.01 for each vCPU for each hour.

    2. Memory: In the Memory field, enter the cost of memory consumption for each hour in dollars. The default value is $0.01 for each GB of usage for each hour.

    3. Storage : In the Storage field, enter the cost of storage consumption for each hour in dollars. The default value is $0.0003 for each GB of usage for each hour.

  7. Do one of the following:

    1. To enable showback, click Enable Showback.

    2. To go back to the previous screen, click Cancel

After Showback is enabled, you can monitor the resources cost of your application while you configure a blueprint and in the application overview tab.

 

Disabling Showback

If you do not want to monitor the resources cost of your application blueprint, disable showback from the Settings tab. Perform the following procedure to disable Showback.

 

Procedure:

  1. Log into Prism Central as an administrator.

  2. Click the Settings icon on the left pane.

  3. Under the General tab, click the Disable Showback toggle button. The Disable Showback window is displayed.

  4. Do one of the following:

    1. To disable Showback, click Disable Showback

    2. To go back to the previous screen, click Cancel.

 

For more information, please refer: Calm Settings


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