Sheesh, hard to keep up with all the VMware updates today. Chargeback 1.0.1 was released today and can be downloaded from here.
Some nice updates included in the release notes:
vCenter Chargeback 1.0.1 provides the following new features:
- Support for Windows Authentication
This release of vCenter Chargeback supports Windows Authentication for SQL Server databases. If you are using SQL Server for the vCenter Chargeback database or for the vCenter Server database, then you can configure the application to use Windows Authentication instead of SQL Authentication.
- New computing resource and billing policies added
This release of vCenter Chargeback introduces a new computing resource, vCPU, and two new billing policies,vCPU Count and Memory Size and Fixed Cost and vCPU Count and Memory Size. These policies enable you to calculate cost based on the number of virtual CPUs and the amount of memory allocated to the virtual machines.
- Resource Summary section lists rolled-up usage data for all entities
The Resource Summary section of the chargeback reports show the rolled-up usage data for all the entities.
- Global fixed cost history is retained
This release of vCenter Chargeback lets you to set different cost values for different time periods on the same global fixed cost. The old values are retained and not overwritten.
- Ability to undo to the most recent operation on the chargeback hierarchy
The most recent operation on the chargeback hierarchy can be undone. This undo feature is available for entities that are added or moved in the hierarchy. The undo option is not available for rename and delete operations.
- Ability to use the vCenter Chargeback APIs
vCenter Chargeback APIs provide an interface to programmatically use the various features of vCenter Chargeback. As an application developer, you can use these APIs to build chargeback applications or integrate vCenter Chargeback with your internal billing systems and compliance policies. Please do note that the APIs released with this version of vCenter Chargeback are only for a technical preview.