Azure Integration: Costs Metrics
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    Article Summary

    Our goal at ControlUp is to help you manage your Azure cloud costs as efficiently as possible. The following article explains how to read Azure cost metrics within ControlUp and how to configure cost collection.

    Cost-Related Metrics Per Service

    You can view your costs by Azure component, such as Disk, Network, or Snapshot in the following views:

    • Month-to-Date. The actual cost for the current calendar month.

    • Last Month. The total cost sum of the last calendar month.

    • Forecast. An estimate of your subscription costs based on the data from Azure.

    The table below shows the implemented cost metrics in the Real-Time Console and Solve. For more information on Azure metrics, see Azure Integration: Columns & Grids Overview.

    Resource / Service Type

    Available Timeframe

    Metric Name

    Application Insights

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Application Insights Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Application Insights Cost (Month-to-Date)

    App Service

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ App Service Cost (Last Month)


    AZ App Service Cost (Month-to-Date)

    App Service Plan

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ App Service Plan Cost (Last Month)


    AZ App Service Plan Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Automation Account

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Automation Account Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Automation Account Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Bastion

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Bastion Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Bastion Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Compute Gallery

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Compute Gallery Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Compute Gallery Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Compute Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Compute Cost - Last Month


    AZ Compute Cost (Month-to-date)

    Compute Images

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Compute Images Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Compute Images Cost (Month-to-Date)

    DDoS Protection Plan

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ DDoS Protection Plan Cost (Last Month)


    AZ DDoS Protection Plan Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Disk Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Disk Cost - Last Month


    AZ Disk Cost (Month-to-date)

    Event Hub

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ EventHub Cost (Last Month)


    AZ EventHub Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Global Networking Routing Bandwidth Cost New in 9.0 Beta

    Month-to-Date

    AZ Microsoft Global Network Routing Bandwidth Egress Cost (Month-to-Date)

    AZ Microsoft Global Network Routing Bandwidth Ingress Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Inter-Continental Bandwidth Cost New in 9.0 Beta

    Month-to-Date

    AZ Inter-Continental Bandwidth Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Inter-Region Bandwidth Cost New in 9.0 Beta

    Month-to-Date

    AZ Inter-Region Bandwidth Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Key Vault

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Key Vault Cost (Month-to-Date)


    AZ Key Vault Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Log Analytics

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Log Analytics Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Log Analytics Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Machine Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Machine Cost - Last Month


    AZ Machine Cost (Month-to-date)

    NetApp Files

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ NetApp Files Cost (Last Month)


    AZ NetApp Files Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Network Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Network Cost - Last Month


    AZ Network Cost (Month-to-date)

    Network Security Groups

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Network Security Groups Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Network Security Groups Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Network Watcher

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Network Watcher Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Network Watcher Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Public IP

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Public IP Cost (Last Month)


    AZ Public IP Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Scale Set Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Scale Set Cost - Last Month


    AZ Scale Set Cost (Month-to-date)

    Snapshot Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Snapshot Cost - Last Month


    AZ Snapshot Cost (Month-to-date)

    Storage Accounts Cost

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ Storage Accounts Cost - Last Month


    AZ Storage Accounts Cost (Month-to-date)

    SQL Server

    Last Month


    Month-to-Date

    AZ SQL Server Cost (Last Month)


    AZ SQL Server Cost (Month-to-Date)

    AVD-related cost metrics

    Version 8.8 and later includes month-to-date AVD costs. The following table provides an overview of AVD costs. A detailed overview of AVD integration metrics can be found in the article AVD Integration: Metrics Overview

    Resource Type

    Metric Name

    Visible In

    AVD Compute

    AVD Compute Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Host Pool, Subscription, Resource Group, Workspace, Host Pool

    AVD Machines

    AVD Machine Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Workspace, Host Pool

    AVD Data Disks

    AVD Data Disk Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Workspace, Host Pool

    AVD OS Disks

    AVD OS Disk Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Workspace, Host Pool

    AVD Total Disk

    AVD Total Disk Cost (Month-to-Date)

    Workspace, Host Pool

    General Cost Metrics

    We defined additional cost metrics that aren't service related, such as forecast costs or the costs for machines that that were in Stopped mode.

    • AZ Cost. Includes costs for non-IaaS resources.

    • AZ Stopped Machines Cost (Last Month). The aggregated metric shows the costs associated with stopped machines in the past month.

    • AZ Forecast Cost. Shows a projection of your Azure subscription's estimated costs.

    Costs Views - Actual Costs vs. Amortized Costs

    Azure offers customers significant cost saving opportunities. ControlUp allows you to represent costs in one of the following ways across the Real-Time Console and Solve:

    • Actual Costs are the costs of resource consumption without reservations.

    • Amortized Costs take upfront reservations into account. If you have reserved instances in your Azure environment, you will likely want to see the daily or monthly quota of this reservation. This cost view splits the reservation quota into a daily billing.

    The currently used cost type is shown under the AZ Cost Type column.
    002_CostType

    How to Change the Cost Type

    By default, all Azure costs are shown as Actual Costs. To see amortized costs, follow the steps below:

    1. In the Controllers pane of the console, click Registry and select the data collector machine.

    2. Under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Smart-X\ControlUp\Agent, create subkey Azure Data Collection. If this subkey already exists, skip to step 3.


      003_AddRegistryKey

    3. Create the following value: AzureCostType, type: REG_DWORD, value data: ActualCost or AmortizedCost.

    4. Restart the ControlUp Agent on the data collector to see the changes.

    5. Connect again to your Azure subscription. After connecting, the cost view changes from ActualCost to AmortizedCost.


      004_ChangeToAmortizedCosts

    Billing Currency

    The billing currency shown in AZ Currency column by default is US Dollars (USD). If your subscription is billed in another currency, follow the steps below:

    use the following registry settings on the
    on the data collector machine:

    Registry Key: (create the ExclusionRules key if it does not exist):you need to create a new registry key on the data collector machine.

    1. In the Controllers pane of the console, click Registry and select the data collector machine.

    2. Under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Smart-X\ControlUp\Agent, create subkey Azure Data Collection. If this subkey already exists, skip to step 3.

    3. Create the following value: AzureCurrencyType, type: REG_SZ, value data: CostUSD (default, costs in USD)or Cost (costs in subscription currency).

    4. Restart the ControlUp Agent on the data collector to see the changes.


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