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Lessons learned: Usage and accounting for cloud

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Because most customers want to know how much they will be charged for using a cloud service prior to actually purchasing a cloud offering, taking advantage of Tivoli Service Automation Usage and Accounting Extension is very valuable.  This extension gives customers the ability to view the rates of a cloud offering and also estimate charges that are associated with a service that they plan to use.

The following walkthrough is of the Usage and Accounting extension, along with some lessons learned.

The extension adds a new type of service request so that you can estimate charges and view rates.

By selecting the View Rates option, you can compare the various rates that are defined for each platform.

The platform definitions are defined in the offerings.xml file on the Tivoli Usage and Accounting server.  To test that the offerings have been read-in correctly, check that the .xml file is correctly listed at the following address:

https://<tuam server>:17311/tuamConsole/rest/offerings

If you select the Estimate Charges option in the Usage and Accounting extension, you can estimate costs for usage in your environment, based on your selected platform.

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