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Assigning resource ownership

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CloudSmart-Now solutions associate resource usage with owners and departments at your organization. For AWS, workflow in the workbook template can retrieve that information automatically from tags in your source data. For other data providers, you must assign resource owners through a separate CSV file that you populate with data.

If you are using AWS tags or Microsoft Azure fields in your source data to assign resource ownership, you do not need to complete this procedure. Proceed to the next step of the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal configuration process, configuring your workbook, as described in Collecting, transforming, and publishing.

To assign resource ownership

  1. Open the <workingDirectory>\usage_files\<workbook>\ResourceOwnership.csv file, where <workbook> is the provider-specific workbook you will use to collect and transform data. For example:
  2. Populate the ResourceOwnership.csv file with ResourceIDs, Environments, Owners, Departments, and Business Units to match your account structure. (See Working with account structures for more information.) To ensure that resource IDs are unique in Cloud Cruiser, populate the ResourceID column of the ResourceOwnership.csv file according to the guidelines in the following table, based on your provider:
    Provider Source data to use in the ResourceID column Example


    Microsoft Azure



    Microsoft WAP



    VMware vCenter

    Data source name, followed by a pipe (|), followed by the Entity ID


    Ensure that the ResourceOwnership.csv file always contains current information, so as you add resources Cloud Cruiser can assign them to departments correctly.

  3. If you are using the ResourceOwnership.csv file to assign resource ownership for AWS, you must also set the UseOwnershipFile workbook parameter to true, as described in Amazon Web Services.

HPE Consumption Analytics Portal includes CSV/flat file data sources the workbooks templates use to retrieve information from the ResourceOwnership.csv file. If you collect resource ownership information natively in a system that does not export to CSV, but does provide the information in another format (such as JDBC or XML), instead of using a default CSV/flat file data source, create a new data source appropriate for the format you use. If you do this, you must also:

  • Delete the existing ResourceOwnership CSV collection from your workbook.
  • In your workbook, create a new ResourceOwnership collection that uses your new data source.

For more information about working with workbooks, see Collecting, transforming, and publishing.

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