Inventory Overview

Introduction

The Inventory page lists resources running on all cloud accounts available in Cost Optimizer. A resource is a generic collection which includes instance, storage, load balancer, and database instance details. Inventory is collected for all the combinations of cloud regions and accounts at specified intervals. See Data Collection for details on inventory processes and its intervals.

As of Cost Optimizer 5.1, custom instance prices are not displayed as part of type metadata.

What's in the Inventory Pages?

Click Inventory in the left tree pane to open the Inventory page. The following table explains the icons in the Inventory UI for each of the above categories. See UI Behavior for details on icons in the UI.

Icon

Description

Filter

Allows you to filter data and view inventory data for one or more of the following:

  • Clouds

  • Cloud Regions

  • Status (of resources)

  • CPUs

  • Memory GB

  • Billing Unit

  • Tags

Sort

Sort the items in the page.

Find

Find an instance of an inventory type based on specific keywords.

Filter 

The Filter panel allows you to filter data based on a set of options, thereby allowing you to drill down to the exact details that you require. 

Advanced Options

The advanced options in Cost Optimizer are as follows:

  • Saving Filters

  • Scheduling Reports

Saving Filters

You can choose to save a combination of options in the Filter menu for future use through the Save Filters feature so that you can quickly access and use the filter at a later time. To save a filter, do the following: 

  1. Choose the required filter options in the Filter Panel pane.

  2. The Save button appears. The Save New Filter dialog appears.

  3. Specify a name for this filter and click Save. A status message appears indicating that the filter has been saved.

  4. You can access and view the saved filters from the dropdown list.

You can also perform the following additional tasks in the Filter menu:

  • Mark the filter as a favorite by clicking the pin icon next to the filter name.

  • Remove the chosen filters by choosing the Reset button at any point when saving the filter.

  • Delete the saved filter by clicking the Trash icon next to a saved filter name. Click OK in the Delete Saved Filter dialog to confirm the deletion.

Scheduling Reports

The Scheduler icon allows you to schedule report generation periodically on a fixed date or at intervals. To create a schedule, do the following:

  1. Click the Scheduler icon. The Schedule New Report Name dialog appears.

  2. Do the following:

    1. Enter a name for the schedule.

    2. Choose filtering options for the schedule from the Filtered By field. The information in this field is populated when you save the filtering options as described in the Advanced Filtering Options section. You can choose to select a filter or leave the field empty.

    3. Choose the date range.

    4. Select the recipients the report must be sent to.

    5. Specify the start date.

    6. Toggle on the Recurrence button to send the report at intervals.

    7. In the Repeats Every area, specify the number of times the report must be sent to the recipients and choose the interval – Daily or Weekly. if you choose Weekly, you can also specify the days of the week when the report is sent.

    8. Select the period to end the schedule. The options are:

      1. NeverSend report forever or until the schedule is deleted.

      2. On – Date when the report should be sent.

      3. After – Number of occurrences after which the report is not scheduled.

  3. Click Save. The report is displayed in the Scheduled Report Name dialog as shown in the sample screenshot below.

    Optionally, you can use the Edit option in the Actions column to make changes to the schedule. You can also delete the report using the Delete option.

    Click Done to close the dialog.

The following screenshot displays a sample email format of the report.

Inventory Types

The inventory types in Cost Optimizer are as follows:


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