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Foglight Chargeback 5.7.5 - User Guide

Example Use Case for Chargeback

You are an IT professional in charge of a network with over three hundred virtual machines (VMs). You need to track the cost of these machines and provide reports on what each department within your company is costing, broken down by business unit. You decide to begin by generating a chargeback report of the Human Resources Department, using Foglight Chargeback. You know the following:

Creating the Human Resources Department Tiered Flat Rate (TFR) Assignments

A tier is a level of expense for a VM or physical host machine. It is a flat rate the Human Resources Department is charged by the IT Department for the use of VMs. You assign a tier definition name of Human Resources Tier and assign a monthly rate of $100.00.

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Click the TFR Assignments tab.
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Click Set Currency.
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In Currency Units, enter $. This is the currency unit used in the chargeback calculations.
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Click Save.
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Click Add New Tier.
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Enter Human Resources Tier in Tier Definition Name.
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In the Description box, enter a brief explanation of the tier, for example,
All human resources VMs being charged a flat rate of $100/month.
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Click Save.
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Click the Human Resources Tier in Tiered Flat Rates.
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Click Assign.

You have created the tiered flat rate model for the Human Resources Department, next you create the Human Resources add ons definitions.

Creating the Humans Resources Add Ons

Add Ons are used to include costs that cannot be configured in the tiered flat rate model. These costs can include hardware upgrades, software, licensing, or infrastructure items such as rack space or power backup units.

To create the Human Resources Add Ons definition:

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Click the Add Ons tab.
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Click Add New On.
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In Add On Name, enter All Human Resource Add Ons.
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In Description, enter “All Human Resource Add Ons for the year at a rate of $50/month.”
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Click Save.
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In Add On Definitions, click the All Human Resources Add Ons definition.
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Click Assign.

Creating the Human Resources Host Group

After creating the Tiered Flat Rate assignments and Add Ons definitions for the Human Resources Department, you create a host group to place and assign the Human Resources VMs.

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Click the Host Groups tab.
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Click Create New Host Group.
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Enter Human Resources VMs in Name and the the required descriptions.
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Click Save.
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Click the Human Resources group previously created.
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Click Assign.
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