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Analyzing monthly charges

Monthly Charges is the consumption billing report for HPE GreenLake.  For each line item in the billing account you select, it shows the meter numbers from the customer's environment against the relevant contractual numbers, and determines the charges.

Viewing the Monthly Charges page

The Monthly Charges page shows the following data:  

  • Installed Capacity
  • Requested Capacity
  • Committed Capacity Percent (%)
  • Committed Capacity
  • Minimum Contractual Capacity (if different from Committed Capacity)
  • Actual Usage
  • Rates and Charges

This is a sample report:

GLBM_partner_mo_chgs_fig1.png

Minimum Contractual Capacity is described in detail below.

Missing Days in Actual Usage - The Actual Usage line may show a notice that usage for one or more days is “estimated”. This means no actual usage was received or processed for that day, so the usage was copied from the last day where usage data was received.

FC_GL_billing_mgr_mo_chgs_est_days_2020-01-29.jpg

Estimated values are not used to supply missing data for the following virtualization services:  

  • VMaaS
  • CaaS
  • ML Ops
  • Azure Stack Compute

 

Working with multiple currencies

The  HPE GreenLake Billing Manager supports multiple currencies to meet the needs of our HPE channel partners and end customers.

You may have billing accounts in a currency that doesn’t include decimals (like the Japanese Yen), or uses more decimal places than the two used by the US Dollar and Euro.  The Monthly Charges page now displays the standard decimal precision for the currency set in billing account configuration.

  • The currency's decimal precision is only applied to the charges, not the rates you enter in billing configuration.  As an HPE channel partner, you can enter your pricing with your choice of decimal precision.
  • The billing account's currency setting is read-only in the partner view.

Rounding

You may also want more flexibility in how the charges to your end customers are rounded up or down in the Monthly Charges page.  You can choose from standard rounding (up if the last digit is > 5 and down if < 5), floor (always round down), or ceiling (always round up).  

To change the rounding type

  1. Click Billing Configuration in the left navigation
  2. Click the Billing Account Name in the desired row
    GLBM_partner_rounding_fig1.png

  3. On the Edit Partner Info screen, click the radio button to select the rounding type.
    GLBM_partner_rounding_fig2.png

  4. Click Save.

Drilling down to detailed usage

The Actual Usage value shown on the Monthly Charges summary page is an average of the daily usage over the entire month.  You can drill down on this value for any meter to see the daily usage.

To view daily usage

  • Click the desired Actual Usage value (underscored) in the report.
    This will display the Detailed Usage page:

When drilling down on the Actual Usage value, the header for each day that has estimated data will show an asterisk to identify that the data is estimated.

FC_GL_billing_mgr_mo_chgs_drilldown_results_2020-01-29.jpg

For 3PAR, this report shows usage on a drive basis. The sum for each day’s usage is shown at the bottom of each date column. A chart shows the usage trend for each drive: green up arrows and red down arrows show the difference in total usage from day to day.

Understanding Minimum Contractual Capacity

The Minimum Contractual Capacity is a value used by the charge process when calculating charges for usage. It is based on the rates configuration and previous historical usage:

  • Committed Capacity is a value either calculated by multiplying Requested Capacity by the Committed Capacity (%) or manually entered if Committed Capacity is overridden on the Manage Rate page.
  • Previous historical usage (depending on the billing model used):
    • 0% shrink – grow only
    • 10% shrink – grow and shrink, but never shrink more than 10% of the previous 3 months of usage
    • 100% shrink – will always be set to the Committed Capacity
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