1. Add Azure service
Go to your e-store, via the left-hand menu.
Find the Azure service.
Click add service.
Verify that you want to add the service, and click add service.
No charges are incurred at this stage.
The service will be created, show in the Azure portal, and will be available immediately.
2. Add Subscription
Note: A Subscription is a billing container for deployed Microsoft Azure services.
Go to My Services, Azure, subscriptions from the left menu.
And then click add subscription.
Complete the form
Name: - Name of subscription (billing container) – billing reports are grouped by this name.
Assign to user:- Allocate contributor rights.
Click create subscription.
The subscription will now show in the subscription list.
This can be edited by clicking on the pencil action icon.
3. Add users and assign subscription
Go to My Services, Azure, users from the left menu.
One user will automatically be created (this is the admin created when adding the tenant)
If the tenant has existing users in the partner centre, they will be displayed here.
To add a new user, click new user
Complete the form.
If you tick generate automatic password, enter the email address you want this sent to.
If you untick generate automatic password, enter the password for this user.
Click create user.
The new user will now be displayed in the list.
To assign a subscription to an individual user, click on the icon.
Tick the subscription(s) you wish to assign and click subscribe.
The user Is now assigned with contributor rights to the subscription and can now log in to the Azure portal to create/start/stop new Azure services under the assigned subscription.
4. Billing report
Go to My Services, Azure, billing from the left menu.
The chart displayed at the top of the page shows a summary of the total billing costs for the last five months.
Load Overview allows you to load the chart data for “This month so far” and “Forecast this month.
Select one of the three report options. Invoice data, Custom Billing Period or Ongoing Period, to retrieve the relevant billing data.
Invoice Data will show a breakdown of your current and historic invoices. Select one or more invoices then click Get details to retrieve the data.
Custom Billing Period lets you specify a custom date range regardless of invoice date
This Month will set the date range first day to last day of the current month. Last Month will set the date range first day to last day of the previous month. Custom range allows you to select multiple months and will display a billing report for each month.
Ongoing Period will display costs so far during the current billing period.
4.1 Report Details
Breakdown per category
For all reports Cloudmore will display a breakdown by category.
Note:- The categories are pre-defined by Microsoft.
The billing report will be grouped by: -
- Date - One billing report per billing cycle within selected date range will be displayed. This will show the total invoice amount. Click on date to expand. If you tick custom period, one consolidated report will display
- Subscription - The report is automatically grouped per subscription and shows the invoice amount. Click on subscription to expand.
- Category - The report is automatically grouped per category
- Detail – This will show a line item for each type of resource / daily usage period e.g. – Data Transfer Out / In, Gateway hours, IP hours. Each line item will have a quantity and rate.
Export the report to see more details by clicking on the icon, above the report to the right.
The file will download automatically.