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Foglight Cost Director 5.8 - User Guide

Understanding Foglight Cost Director

About Foglight Cost Director

Business are challenged with know which workloads to move to the cloud. Foglight® Cost Director alleviates this problem by allowing businesses to know the true costs associated with running your data center to help you truly understand the cost of new VMs, environment growth, planned changes, and whether or not Cloud is going to really save you money.

There are two versions for Foglight Cost Director. Some of the functions are not available on the Lite version.

Installation Requirements

Foglight Cost Director comes installed on Foglight Evolve and can be installed on a Foglight Management Server.

Foglight Cost Director requires the following cartridges for data collection:

While Foglight Evolve comes with these cartridges pre-installed and enabled, a standalone Foglight release requires that these components be installed on the Foglight Management Server. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies. For more information about installing Foglight Cost Director, and for details about system requirements and version compatibility, see the Foglight Cost Director Release Notes.

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