Cost Optimizer 5.1.0 Release Notes
First Published: August 19, 2019 Updated: November 14, 2019: Updated the Documentation section to include a list of pages that were modified.
November 14, 2019: Updated the Documentation section to include a list of pages that were modified.
Cost Optimizer is a cloud cost management and optimization solution that helps you to save cost. The following features available in Cost Optimizer 5.1.0:
Alerts – Send notifications to intended recipients when specified thresholds are crossed. See Alerts Page.
Enhanced Rightsizing Optimizations
Proportional Resizing – Supported by rightsizing engine and is the default setting. Based on the factors of underutilization or overutilization, appropriate instances are identified to ensure CPU or memory ratios will be maintained approximately.
Unused Volumes – Find and terminate unused volumes, thereby helping in saving cost. See Unused Volumes.
Saved Filters and Scheduled Reports – Advanced filtering and reporting options in cost and inventory pages. See Cost Reports Overview > Advanced Options.
Suspension Candidates – Reduce cost on cloud resources, when resources are not used. See Suspension Candidates.
Tag-Based Cost Reporting – Enables calculating costs at the cloud resources level. See Tag-Based Cost Reporting.
Installation and Upgrade
Cost Optimizer cannot be installed separately and must be installed as a part of the CloudCenter Suite UI. See Suite Admin 5.1.0 release notes for additional details.
If you upgrade Cost Optimizer, you must also upgrade Workload Manager and vice versa as both modules use the same shared APIs.
The Optimizer Admin can upgrade Cost Optimizer at the suite level to the latest version of the software. See Update Module for additional context.
When upgrading to Cost Optimizer 5.1.0, it is recommended that you upgrade from Cost Optimizer 5.0.1 or Cost Optimizer 5.0.3.
When updating to Cost Optimizer 5.1.0, you must also update all instances of Cloud Remote to Cloud Remote 5.1.0.
See Cloud Remote (Conditional) for additional details.
The supported cloud families are as follows:
See Configure Clouds for additional context.
Cloud Accounts shared by the parent tenant are only applicable to Workload Manager and are not displayed in Cost Optimizer.
Cost Optimizer UI
Browser Compatibility: See Browser Compatibility for a list of compatible browsers.
See Cost Optimizer API for additional details.
As a part of cost optimizing recommendation, Cost Optimizer works seamlessly for resizing, suspending, stopping, and terminating an instance and unused volumes by working with Workload Manager in the backend. There is no need to navigate to Workload Manager for the above actions.
The following documentation changes were implemented in Cost Optimizer 5.1.0:
Install Conditional Components (added the name of the Cloud Remote artifact)
Conditional Component Appliance Images (added the name of the Cloud Remote artifact)
Cloud Overview > Minimum Permissions for Public Clouds (additional details pertaining to tag-based reporting for AWS clouds)
Cost Optimizer Overview (port diagram updated for technical accuracy)
Suspension Candidates (added Workload Manager roles required for suspension policy)
Settings Page > Suspension Candidates Card (updated for technical accuracy)
Invoice by Category (additional details about Other category)
Configure an AWS Cloud > Add an AWS Cloud Account, Configure an AzureRM Cloud > Add an AzureRM Cloud Account, Configure an IBM Cloud > Add an IBM Cloud Cloud Account, Configure a Google Cloud > Add a Google Cloud Account (recommendation on adding Reporting account to the same tenant)
Cost Optimizer Troubleshooting (added a new section for Kubernetes Troubleshooting)
Tag-Based Cost Reporting (updated for technical accuracy about disabling of AWS tags)
Configure an AWS Cloud > Add an AWS Cloud Account, Configure an AzureRM Cloud > Add an AzureRM Cloud Account, Configure an IBM Cloud > Add an IBM Cloud Cloud Account, Configure a Google Cloud > Add a Google Cloud Account (updated for technical accuracy about incur expenses to retrieve cost data for Reporting accounts)
Cloud Overview > Minimum Permissions for Public Clouds (updated for technical accuracy about enabling AWS Cost Explorer to view AWS-specific costs)
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