Cost Optimizer 5.1.0 Release Notes

Release Date

First Published: August 19, 2019

Updated:

  • November 14, 2019: Updated the Documentation section to include a list of pages that were modified.

Features

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.

  • Budgets – Allocate budgets for cloud accounts, cost group types, etc. and view the spending against the budget. See Allocate BudgetsBudget Reports.

  • 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

  • CloudCenter Suite:

    • 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.

  • Cost Optimizer:

    • 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.

  • Cloud Remote:

    • 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.

Clouds

The supported cloud families are as follows:

  • AWS

  • AzureRM

  • Google (GCP)

  • IBM

  • VMware

    • vCenter

    • vCloud Director

  • OpenStack

  • Kubernetes

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

API

See Cost Optimizer API for additional details.

Integrations

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.

Documentation

The following documentation changes were implemented in Cost Optimizer 5.1.0:

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